Wednesday, December 10, 2008

PANW Editor to Speak at Detroit Public Meeting on African Affairs, Sat., December 13, 5:00pm

For Immediate Release

Media Advisory

Event: Focus on Africa, Salute to Umkhonto we Sizwe and South
African Hero's Day
Plus a Report on the Hidden Wars in Congo and Somalia
Speakers: Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of the Pan-African News Wire
Contributing Editor to Workers World and Author
of "The Hidden War in Congo."
Kevin Carey, MECAWI Organizer and Prison Rights
Location: 5920 Second Ave. at Antoinette, Near WSU Campus
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
Contact: 313.671.3715

Public Meeting to Examine the U.S. Role in the Hidden War in Congo and Somalia

Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire and author of a new pamphlet entitled: "The Hidden War in Congo", will be speaking on the current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia. The meeting will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2008 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at 5920 Second Ave. at Antoinette, near the WSU campus.

Azikiwe, is the editor of the Pan-African News Wire, an electronic press agency that covers events throughout the continent and the world. This editor has spoken recently in various cities throughout the United States and Canada.

Also at this meeting, there will be reports on the ongoing struggle for a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions in the state of Michigan and throughout the country. In addition, plans for the upcoming annual Detroit Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March and Rally on January 19, 2009 will be discussed.

This event is sponsored by the Detroit Workers World Newspaper offices. The program begins at 5:00 p.m. Dinner will be served. A small donation for the dinner will be requested.

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