For over four months the African nation of Libya has been mercilessly bombed by United States, French, British, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch and Canadian warplanes. A naval blockade has placed warships in the Mediterranean off the coast of the resource-rich country.
Inside the North African state of Libya large numbers of civilians have been killed. The goal of the imperialist powers is to seize control of the largest oil reserves in Africa as they did during the colonial era.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and military advisers from European governments are on the ground directing their puppet rebel forces in the war against the Libyan people. The imperialists are funding the rebel group through the stolen tax dollars of the working populations of the U.S. and Europe who do not support this war against Libya and Africa as a whole.
Since March 11 the 54-member African Union has opposed foreign intervention in Libya and calls for a ceasefire followed by a negotiated settlement to the war in Libya. These overtures by the AU were accepted by the Libyan government in Tripoli but rejected by the U.S.-NATO forces and their surrogates inside the country.
Come out on August 27 to hear an eyewitness account of the brutal and criminal U.S.-led war against Libya and join the movement to stop this carnage and blatant attempted theft of this African state.
The featured speaker for this event will be the former U.S. Congressperson Cynthia McKinney of Georgia who recently visited Libya to obtain a firsthand account of the U.S.-NATO war in North Africa. McKinney visited sites within the country that had been bombed by the U.S. and NATO warplanes.
Sponsors for this event include MECAWI, the National Conference of Black Lawyers Michigan Chapter, the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shut-offs, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Green Party of Michigan, Workers World Party and the Pan-African News Wire.
For more information on this event please contact MECAWI at 313-671-3715.
Join the MECAWI contingent at the Parade of Nations, part of the African World Festival, this weekend, on August 20, beginning at 11 AM. We will march under anti-US/NATO war banners and signs. Gather at 10 AM at the Fisher Freeway service drive at Woodward Ave. March to Hart Plaza where parade participants will perform and speak on stage. MECAWI has been invited to speak.
MECAWI will also be out in force at the African World Festival at Hart Plaza. We will be distributing thousands of leaflets calling for an end to the US/NATO war against Libya and building the Aug. 27 meeting in Detroit featuring Cynthia McKinney (recently returned from Libya). Meet us at our table at the Spirit of Detroit statue (Coleman A. Young Municipal Center – Woodward at E. Jefferson) at the following times:
Friday – Aug 19 from 6 – 9 PM
Saturday – Aug. 20 from 5 – 8 PM
Sunday – Aug. 21 from 4 – 8 PM.
For more info, call: 313-680-5508