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June 17, 2011

Eyewitness Libya: Cynthia McKinney reports back on the massive bombing of Tripoli - Nationwide speaking tour

Cynthia McKinney reports from Tripoli, Libya

People and organizations from all over the country are joining together to support the Eyewitness Libya speaking tour featuring Cynthia McKinney that begins tomorrow night in Los Angeles. The speaking tour is sponsored by the ANSWER Coalition.

See below for details about the tour.

Also speaking on the tour will be Akbar Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark and Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition.

In New York City, we have secured the historic National Black Theater on 125th St. as the venue for the meeting that will take place on Saturday, June 25 at 2 p.m.

The tour has now been extended to Syracuse, N.Y., for an event on Sunday, June 26.

Please make an urgently needed donation today.

By a margin of 2-to-1, people in the United States oppose the war in Libya, and there is growing Congressional opposition. The Obama White House offered an absurd rationale for its refusal to comply with the War Powers Act of 1973, asserting that the massive bombing of Libya by U.S., British and French war planes is somehow different from the "hostilities" associated with war.

At the same time, the U.S. government and the other NATO members who are raining bombs and missiles on downtown Tripoli are refusing any effort by the Libyan government to negotiate a resolution of the civil war. They want to carry out regime change in Libya and a create client government in a country that possesses the largest oil reserves in Africa and the ninth largest in the world.

Please join in at one of the meetings in your area during the next week.

If you cannot attend one of the meetings but you want to show your support, funds are urgently needed to pay for travel costs, venue rentals, posters and flyers, and other expenses associated with this significant speaking tour.

Major tour stops include:

Los Angeles

Saturday, June 18 at 6pm
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Westminster Chapel
3300 Wilshire Boulevard
Info: 213-251-1025

SPEAKERS: Cynthia McKinney, Akbar Muhammad, Mike Prysner, Peta Lindsay, Dedon Kamathi
 

Chicago

Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm
University of Illinois at Chicago
BSB Building, Room 140
Corner of Harrison and Morgan
Info: 773-463-0311

SPEAKERS: Cynthia McKinney, Akbar Muhammad, Brian Becker

New York City

Saturday, June 25 at 2pm
National Black Theatre
125th St. and 5th Avenue.
Info: 212-694-8720

SPEAKERS: Akbar Muhammad, Ramsey Clark, Viola Plummer (December 12th Movement), Brian Becker
   
   
  

San Francisco

Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
Thomas Starr King Room
Franklin & Geary Sts.
Info: 415-821-6545
Co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalists for Peace

SPEAKERS: Cynthia McKinney, Akbar Muhammad, Omar Ali

Washington, D.C.

Friday, June 24 at 7pm
Festival Center
1640 Columbia Rd. NW
Info: 202-265-1948

SPEAKERS: Cynthia McKinney, Akbar Muhammad, Brian Becker
 

SYRACUSE, N.Y

Sunday, June 26 at 5pm
St. Thomas More Campus Ministry
Alibrandi Center, Syracuse University
110 Walnut Place
Info: 315-491-6987
Co-sponsored by Pan African Community of Central New York

SPEAKERS: Cynthia McKinney, Akbar Muhammad, Brian Becker

Be a sponsor of this nationwide speaking tour featuring Cynthia McKinney. Funds are urgently needed.

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