Thursday, March 05, 2009

Detroit Area Events on the Middle-East: Zionism and Colonialism Class; Picketing Starbucks; Public Forum on Iran

Class on Zionism and Colonialism, Protest at Starbucks and Public Meeting on Iran

1. Zionism and Colonialism- the second in a series of classes on Zionism. Friday, March 6, 6 PM.
5920 Second Avenue (just north of Wayne State U, at Antoinette St. Presented by Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice. 313-680-5508 for more information.

4 PM to 6 PM. 22155 Michigan Ave. (between Southfield and Telegraph) Dearborn

Boycotting of Starbucks is a very important topic. By boycotting Starbucks and being successful we are saying NO to our hard earned money going to the Israeli government. We are saying NO it is not acceptable for Shultz to make typical Zionist remarks against the Palestinian people and than go and pretend in front of the American public that he is all for peace. We are saying NO to deception, NO to Israel, NO to the killing of innocents, NO to funding of the Israeli war machine.

3. In Defense of Iran" presentation and book signing by author Phil Wilayto Tuesday, March 10, 2009 6:30 p.m.
5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 313-680-5508

For interviews contact author directly: / 804-247-3731

Is Iran really a threat to world peace?
Is it trying to develop nuclear weapons?
Does it support terrorism? Is it "meddling" in Iraq?
Does it want to destroy Israel?
What's really behind the ongoing tension between
the United States & the Islamic Republic of Iran?

About the Book

"Honest, intelligent, and daring! ... a must read for every American curious to learn about Iran." — FATEMEH KESHAVARZ,
author of Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran

"In Defense of Iran: Notes from a U.S. Peace Delegation's Journey through the Islamic Republic" by Phil Wilayto tells the story of a journey organized in 2007 by the author and co-sponsored by the Virginia Anti-War Network and The Richmond Defender newspaper. In describing the delegation's travels, Wilayto attempts to address the many charges being leveled against Iran and suggests ways that the U.S. peace movement can most effectively work to prevent a new war.

200 pp l Defenders Publications, Inc. l $14.95
perfectbound l fully indexed l 180 endnotes
16 pages of photos l Cover design by Ana Edwards
ISBN 978-0-615-25123-3 l First Edition: December 2008
For more information:


About the Author

A civilian organizer in the Vietnam-era GI Movement, Phil
Wilayto is a co-founder of the Virginia Anti-War Network, editor of The Richmond Defender newspaper and a board member of the Campaign Against Sanctions & Military Intervention in Iran.

Along with other CASMII members, he led workshops on Iran
at the national conferences of Historians Against the War (Atlanta, 2007), the National Assembly to End the Iraq & Afghanistan Wars & Occupations (Cleveland, 2008) and United for Peace & Justice (Chicago, 2008).

His other works include "We Won't Go Back," an eyewitness
account of the historic Pittston coal strike in Southwest Virginia (1989) and "The Feeding Trough," a landmark expose of the right-wing Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (1997).
Wilayto's writings have appeared in Z Magazine, MRZine, Southern Exposure, Southern Changes, the New (Norfolk) Journal & Guide, the Milwaukee Courier, the Final Call, the UWM Post, Shepherd Express and the Richmond Free Press. Wilayto was also the co-founder of the former A Job Is A Right Campaign in Milwaukee.

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