Mar 132014
 

MONEY FOR DETROIT!

For our schools, services, pensions, art, parks, homes and neighborhoods, for jobs for youth and the unemployed, and at higher wages—billions for our hurting city, not for war!

NO NEW U.S. WAR!

Hands off Ukraine and Venezuela!

Stop U.S. $upport for fascists

DEMONSTRATE!

Tuesday, March 18, 4:30 PM
Hart Plaza, Downtown Detroit

Ukrainian and Russian people oppose U.S. backed fascism in Ukraine

Ukrainian and Russian people oppose U.S. backed fascism in Ukraine

The Ukrainian and Russian people in this picture are resisting the imposition of a U.S. backed fascist dictatorship in Ukraine. The U.S. has collaborated and conspired with outright fascists to threaten the Venezuelan people’s chosen government and to overthrow the elected president of Ukraine and install a pro-U.S. regime. The neo-Nazis now running Ukraine openly flaunt the swastika and the Confederate flag. These forces have received billions and Washington has committed $10 billion more to the illegal government in Ukraine—money that we need to save our city! Sanctions, U.S. war ships in the Black Sea, U.S. fighter jets in countries bordering Ukraine—the war danger is real. Only the people can stop it.

Sponsored by Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice
313-680-5508

Resources

Stay informed!
Find more information on Ukraine and upcoming actions at
iacenter.org/

Variety of downloadable signs helpful for demonstrations:
iactucson.org/signs

UKRAINE: What the media isn’t telling you
iacenter.org/ukraine/ukraine-1-031114/

United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) demands
‘U.S. hands off Ukraine and Venezuela’

unacpeace.org/

Veterans for Peace – San Diego:
‘Preparing for war with Russia’

sdvfp.org/preparing-for-war-with-russia/

Sara Flounders:
‘Why are Nazi & Confederate flags on display in Kiev?’
iacenter.org/struggle/ukraine2–030514/

Glen Ford:
‘Hillary and other assorted barbarians at Russia’s gate’

blackagendareport.com/content/
hillary-and-other-assorted-barbarians-russia’s-gate

Fred Goldstein:
‘U.S. whips up crisis over Crimea’

workers.org/articles/2014/03/12/u-s-whips-crisis-crimea/

Ajamu Baraka:
‘Ukraine and the Pathology of the Liberal Worldview:
An African American Perspective’

counterpunch.org/2014/03/07/
ukraine-and-the-pathology-of-the-liberal-worldview/

Transcript of leaked Victoria Nuland-Geoffrey Pyatt call
bbc.com/news/world-europe-26079957

Leak:
Estonian FM says Maidan snipers were not Yanukovich’s

dailykos.com/story/2014/03/05/1282285/–BREAKING-Leak-Estonian-PM-says-Maidan-snipers-were-not-Yanukovich-s

Dec 302013
 

“Union busting is disgusting”

Please support our sisters and brothers fighting anti-worker austerity and repression in Boston. Local 8751 supported the International People’s Assembly held in Detroit on October 5 and 6 in Grand Circus Park with a generous donation. It’s now our turn to show them our support and solidarity with a donation, however large or small.

young Boston school bus 5 supporter

Happy New Year!

The last few days of the year are also the last few days of the fundraising campaign for the wrongly fired Boston school bus drivers.

https://www.wepay.com/donations/182016769

These union leaders were singled out for their consistently progressive, pro-union and pro-people stand – as well as for the rights and benefits they’ve been able to win for their members over the years.

We’re making a big push to try to reach $10,000 by January 1. Please help by forwarding this email to your contacts. Feel free to donate, but make sure to spread the word!

January will see the fightback against union-busting shift into high gear, with two major Boston events: a follow-up city council hearing investigating Veolia’s breach of contract, and “Solidarity Day 2,” another major demonstration in support of Local 8751. The dates are to be determined, and will be announced soon!

This fundraising campaign is what will allow the fired leaders of the union to keep fighting.

Boston is the latest hotspot of a union in battle with the vicious union-busting tactics of Veolia Transportation. In Phoenix, Veolia provoked a strike with public transportation unions and bilked the city for tens of millions of dollars. In Florida, Veolia flew scabs in from all over the country and hired round-the-clock armed security when the bus drivers there went on strike.

Veolia has also been singled out by UN officials for its support of illegal settlements in Palestine. Veolia is well established as a despicable corporation — but it is not operating on its own. It was brought into Boston by forces who have wanted to decapitate the leadership of Local 8751 for decades. After the October 8 lockout, Boston’s outgoing Mayor Menino held multiple press conferences calling for the drivers to be fired.

If you already have donated, please share this message with your friends by email, twitter, facebook or other social media.

Union-busting, illegal-settlement-supporting Veolia has been defeated before. In Florida, St. Louis, Indianapolis and other cities, Veolia has been kicked out. Keep up the pressure — the next peoples’ victory against Veolia will be in Boston!

Go to bostonschoolbus5.org
for updates and information.
For more information:
tinyurl.com/kyo9hys

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Jun 252013
 

NO U.S./NATO/Israel War - Hands Off Syria

Say NO! to U.S.-NATO-Israel war

Hands Off Syria!

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.

Below is the joint statement from UNAC (United National Anti-war Coalition) and ANSWER:

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:

  • Stop the U.S./NATO/Israeli war and forms of intervention against Syria!
  • Self-determination for the Syrian people!
  • Fund people’s needs, not the military!
  • U.S. Out of the Middle East!

Sponsors:  UNAC, ANSWER

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May 202013
 

UNAC051113

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.  Continue reading »

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Apr 142013
 

Call4PoorPeoplesMarch-11-smBeginning 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…

  • Police Brutality & Mass Incarceration Are Growing
  • Poverty Is Deepening and the People Need Jobs, Not Jails
  • Workers Rights Are Under Attack
  • Justice For All Is Needed
  • Fund Education, Health Care & Human Needs, Not War & Occupation

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

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Apr 142013
 

Korea-No War poster from IACenter.orgBy 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. Continue reading »

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Feb 232013
 

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. Continue reading »

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Jan 232013
 

venezuela1Special Guest Speaker:

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza

Consul General of Venezuela in Chicago

Thursday – Jan. 31 – 7 P.M.

Garage Cultural – Center of Art & Creativity
3439 Livernois Ave., Detroit
(3 blocks south of Michigan Ave.)

map

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.

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Nov 232012
 

 

CANCELLED:

Detroit-Protest for Palestine
Monday, Nov. 26th @ 4:00pm
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel (west side adjacent to Mariners Church)

From the organizers:

In light of the recent events in Gaza with the ceasefire, we have decided to shift gears from protest mode to awareness mode. We are including an information packet in this description to help you educate and familiarize yourself with the realities of Palestinian occupation. Although the protest has been canceled, please be advised that this is only the beginning of our awareness campaign. Stay tuned for more informational packets, events and emails.
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The most common mistake pro-Palestinian activists make is to assume that every time a ceasefire is signed, the conflict is resolved. Unfortunately that is never the case as the occupation of Palestine is a consistent, day-to-day Zionist aggression against a civilian Palestinian population. Israel illegally occupies Palestinian lands, building walls and checkpoints, establishing its own colonies (settlements) on Palestinian lands, and effectively blockading a civilian population in an open-air prison (as is the case in Gaza). All this the Zionist regime does in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention (www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/full/380).

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/watch?v=K_jvXnPG9Xc).

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/watch?v=cAN5GjJKAac).

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.

 

 

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