Sunday, July 30, 2006
Detroit Demonstration Against Israeli Aggression in Lebanon Set For Friday, Aug. 4
Media Advisory for Aug. 4 Demonstration
Event: Demonstration Against Israeli Aggression
in Lebanon and Palestine
Gather: Detroit/Windsor Tunnel Entrance, Corner of
East Jefferson and Randolph, at 4:30 p.m.
March: To Grand Circus Park for 6:00 p.m. Rally & Teach-In
Date: Friday, August 4, 2006
Contact: The Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI)
Phone: (313) 680-5508 or log on to the MECAWI Website: http://www.mecawi.org
Detroit Honors the National Day of Action to Stop U.S./Israeli Terror & Aggression Against Lebanon and Palestine, August 4, 4:30 p.m. Gathering, 5:30 p.m. March to Grand Circus Park for 6:00 p.m. Teach-In
The Bush administration with the backing of both political parties in Congress, have given Israeli rulers the green light to wage all-out war in Lebanon and Palestine. This war is part of the drive by the United States administration to dominate, colonize, exploit and rob the natural resources (especially oil) of the people of the Middle East.
This war is not about religion and does not benefit the Jewish people. It is an extension of the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq. The obstacles to peace in the Middle East are not Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria or Iran, but the U.S. government and its client, the Israeli settler state.
The U.S. government spends over $100 billion a year to wage war in Iraq and gives Israel an additional $15 million a day in military aid. In the meantime, despite growing poverty and joblessness at home, social programs are slashed every day. Only the oil companies with their rising gas prices and record profits benefit from the U.S. wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Together we must intensify the struggle to get U.S. imperialism out of the Middle East, to free the thousands of Palestinian, Lebanese and Iraqi prisoners held in U.S. and Israeli prisons and to end the occupations of Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq.
Representatives of MECAWI are available for media interviews on the current crisis in Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq.