Wednesday, January 28, 2009

African Americans Speak Out For Palestine, January 31, 4:00-7:00pm

For Immediate Release

Media Advisory

Event: MECAWI Meeting on U.S. Policy Toward Palestine
Date: Saturday, January 31, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Location: 5920 Second Avenue at Antoinette, Near WSU campus
For Info: 313.680.5508

African Americans Speak Out For Palestine

Detroit leaders of the African-American community are joining with people around the world to denounce the U.S.-financed Israeli invasion and massacre of Palestinians in Gaza.

Israeli propaganda spread by the mass media in the United States and free trips to Israel to "wine and dine" African-American leaders, cannot cover up the racism, war crimes and genocide being committed by Israel.

Come out to a public meeting and learn about the decades-long support of African-Americans for Palestine. Hear about the ugly history of racism and apartheid inside Israel. Find out about Israel's military support for the former racist apartheid government of South Africa and how Israel supported the U.S. war in Vietnam.

Speakers include:

Abayomi Azikiwe, co-founder of the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI) and editor of the Pan-African News Wire.

Andrea Egypt, community activist and leading member of MECAWI.

Derek Grigsby, chairperson of the Detroit Green Party.

Ron Scott, co-founder of the Detroit chapter of the Black Panther Party, current spokesperson for the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, radio and television host on "For My People" (Channel 50) and "Fighting for Justice" (1310 AM).

Plus a representative of the Palestinian solidarity movement in Detroit.

This event is free and open to the general public.

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