Friday, September 29, 2006

Pan-African News Wire Editor to Chair Panel on Middle-East at Teach-In Saturday

For Immediate Release

Media Advisory

Event: Teach-In on US-Israeli War Against the Middle-East
Saturday, September 30, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, Purdy-Kresge Library First
Floor Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Topics: History of Imperialism and Zionism; Lebanon-Palestine
Resistance; Criminal Role of Corporate Media;
US Genocide Against the Iraqi People; Israel,
Apartheid & Domestic Racism
Speakers: Leilani Dowell, Joyce Chediac, Abayomi Azikiwe,
Andrea Hackett, David Sole, Kevin Carey, Jerome
Goldberg, Sandra Hines & Others
Contact: Michigan Emergency Committee Against War &
Injustice (MECAWI) or call (313)

Leilani Dowell, Recently Returned From Lebanon on a Fact-finding Mission, Will Speak at MECAWI Teach-In on the Middle-East at WSU, Sept. 30

Leilani Dowell, a member of the fact-finding delegation to Lebanon, will be a featured speakers at an upcoming Teach-In at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dowell, a nationally known youth activist, witnessed first hand the results of the US-financed Israeli aggression against Lebanon during the recent 34-day war that was sanctioned by the United States Congress.

Despite the ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah in August , the Israeli regime has continued to violate the terms of the agreement as well as escalating attacks against the Palestinian people. Meanwhile, the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to further destabilize these nations with the Bush administration growing more desperate in their attempts to occupy the peoples of the Muslim world.

On September 30, the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice will host a Teach-In at Wayne State University's Kresge Auditorium that features a variety of activists and experts on the historical conflict in the Middle-East and its implications for the region, North America and the global community. The keynote speaker will be Joyce Chediac, a Lebanese-American journalist based in New York, who is a contributor to Workers World newspaper.

Other speakers will include: Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire and a co-founder of MECAWI; Hasan Newash, co-founder of the Palestine Office of Michigan; Atty. Jerome Goldberg of MECAWI; Andrea Hackett of MECAWI, whose daughter served two terms in Iraq with the National Guard; Sandra Hines, an organizer for the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality; David Sole, U.S. Senate candidate on the "Stop the War Slate" for the Green Party; Kevin Carey, "Stop the War Slate" candidate for State Board of Education and others.

This event is free and open to the general public. Everyone is welcome to come out to learn and discuss the history and present situation in the Middle-East and its impact on the United States and the world.

For more information conact MECAWI at or call (313) 831-0750.

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