Dearborn City Hall – Michigan Avenue at Schaefer Ave.
Gather at 5:30 PM, Rally at 6 PM
Join us in protesting the U.S. war against the sovereign government of Syria. Demand no U.S. aid to their puppet rebels. Stop CIA and NATO support to the rebels. No to U.S. troops. No to “no-fly zones.”
Initiated by the Syrian American Forum: SAF and MECAWI Rally Opposing US Military Intervention in Syria – Read the SAF statement here.
Endorsed by the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI).
For more info, call 313-680-5508 or visit mecawi.org.
United Statement and Call for Action to Oppose
U.S./NATO and Israeli War on Syria
No more wars – U.S. out of the Middle East!
The White House’s June 13th announcement that it would begin directly supplying arms to the opposition in Syria is a dramatic escalation of the U.S./NATO war against that country. Thousands of U.S. troops and intelligence personnel are training opposition forces and coordinating operations in Turkey and Jordan. Israel, the recipient of more than $3 billion annually in U.S. military aid has carried out heavy bombing raids against Syria. The Pentagon has developed plans for a “no-fly” zone over Syria, threatening a new U.S. air war.
The pretext for this escalation is the assertion, presented without any actual evidence, that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons in the conflict that has been raging for more than two years. Like their predecessors, President Obama and other top U.S. officials pretend to be concerned about “democracy” and “human rights” in Syria, but their closest allies in the campaign against Syria are police-state, absolute monarchies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Once again the so-called ‘Responsibility to protect’, R2P, is used as a pretext for NATO to dominate this region.
Just as the false claim of “weapons of mass destruction” was used as justification for the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, the allegations that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian military is meant to mask the real motives of Washington and its allies. Their aim is to carry out “regime change,” as part of the drive to create a “new Middle East.”
The invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S.-backed Israeli war in Lebanon in 2006, the 2011 NATO bombing of Libya, the now-escalating war in Syria and the growing threats against Iran are part of a coordinated regional effort by the United States, Britain and France to dominate this oil-rich and strategic region.
The U.S. government cuts basic services and has eliminated hundreds of thousands of public sector workers jobs in the last three years in the name of a discredited austerity which has destroyed the economy, but has unlimited billions available for wars of aggression and NSA surveillance of almost every American.
We join together to call for National Days of Action, June 28- July 15, 2013, to demand:
Sponsors: UNAC, ANSWER
The May 2-3 and 4-5 nighttime bombings of Syria’s International Airport, military installations in a Damascus suburb and a military supply depot reportedly killed 300 people. The bombings were initially denied but then confirmed by Israel and soon after given the stamp of approval by the Obama Administration.
The previous week President Obama and Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel threatened to escalate U.S. intervention in Syria based on the unsubstantiated charge that Syria had employed weapons of mass destruction, in this case the deadly sarin gas.
Beginning on Saturday, May 11th – the anniversary weekend of the Poor Peoples Campaign, we will hold a civil rights walk and March from Baltimore to Washington D.C. and arrive in Washington on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
We are Marching because…
MECAWI is organizing rides to Baltimore. If you are interested in going or would like to support someone who is going with a donation, please call 313-680-5508.
For more info, please visit peoplespowerassemblies.org
By Deirdre Griswold, International Action Center
April 2, 201
For a second month, tens of thousands of U.S. and south Korean troops are carrying out simulated assaults on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — north Korea.
For the first time during these annual “exercises,” designated as Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, nuclear-capable B-2 bombers flew from Missouri to south Korea and back in a simulated bombing of the north.
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) the Forerunner of the African Union (AU)
Initiator: Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI)
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Location: Detroit, Michigan (USA)
May 25, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the continental organization formed by all of the heads of state to accelerate the liberation from colonialism and the political, economic and social unification of Africa. The OAU was formed by 33 independent states including some of the leading figures in the Pan-African struggle such as Presidents Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ahmed Sekou Toure, Modibo Kieta, Julius Nyerere, Gamal Abdel Nassar, H.I.M Haile Selassie, among others.
For more info, call:313-680 –5508
With Pres. Hugo Chavez ill, the United States government is working with right wing forces in Venezuela to promote division and destabilize that country. Show your support for the people of Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution.
Sponsors: Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI.org); Justice for Cuba Committee; Green Party-Detroit; Michigan Welfare Rights Organization; Elena Herrada, Centro Obrero; Moratorium NOW! Coalition Against Foreclosures; Workers World Party-Detroit; Judge Claudia House Morcom (retired) – Michigan Campaign to Free the Cuban 5
The Detroit event is part of National Days of Solidarity with Venezuela – visit iacenter.org/venezuela/jan-2013-actions/ for more information.
Detroit-Protest for Palestine
Monday, Nov. 26th @ 4:00pm
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel (west side adjacent to Mariners Church)
From the organizers:
To gain a better understanding of how Israel manages to sustain its occupation, and what that means for Palestinian lives, we strongly recommend watching this documentary: Occupation 101 (www.youtube.com/
For those of us living in the West, it has become increasingly difficult to raise awareness on the plight of the Palestinians due to a strong pro-Zionist bias in the media. Additionally, the little coverage the media does provide is tainted with language and rhetoric that attempts to redefine the reality on the ground. For a better understanding of how media bias plays into this occupation, we recommend you watch: Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land (www.youtube.com/
If you would like more statistics and facts about how our tax dollars are being used to sustain Israel’s illegal occupation, please visit www.ifamericansknew.org. For additional resources on action items you can partake in, join the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and learn how you can divest from occupation. Please visit www.BDSmovement.net for additional details.
Called by The Congress of Arab American Organizations in Michigan (CAAO)
Assembly Time: 1:30pm
Assembly/Departure Location: The City of Dearborn’s Hemlock Park (Schaefer Rd. @ Hemlock Ave.)
Departure Time: 2:30pm
Arrival/Protest Location: Hart Plaza (Woodward Ave. @ E. Jefferson Ave.)
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/445724462127879/
Event Details: Auto-Rally from Dearborn’s Hemlock Park to Hart Plaza – Downtown Detroit, and Protest at Hart Plaza.
Auto-Rally Route: Link to On-line Map
1) From Hemlock Park, head East on Hemlock Ave.
2) Make a Right on Miller Rd.
3) Make a Left on Michigan Ave., heading East towards Downtown Detroit
4) Make a Right on Washington Blvd., heading South towards W. Jefferson Ave. and Cobo Hall.
5) Make a Left on E. Jefferson Ave., heading East towards Woodward Ave.
6) Arrive at Hart Plaza (Woodward Ave. @ E. Jefferson Ave.)
7) Vehicles to park, and participants to assemble at above intersection to join protest.