Milwaukee, January 24: Mr. Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of Pan African Newswire, On Riverwest Radio

Join Gary Grass, Babette Grunow and Alan Eisenberg this Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m. for the Grasse is Greener on Riverwestradio.com. Our guest will be Mr. Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of the Pan-African Newswire, http://panafricannews.blogspot.com/. He will discuss MLK Day 2015 and the Selma movie, the State of the Union address, the escalating renewed war in Iraq and Syria, the demonstrations against Charlie Hebdo in Africa, Black Lives Matter and related issues.

Detroit-based Mr. Abayomi Azikiwe, known in particular for his activism and journalism on behalf of the African diaspora, is a frequent contributor to multiple publications internationally including RT, http://rt.com/, Press TV, http://www.presstv.ir/.

Mr. Azikiwe is a Contributing Editor to the weekly newspaper Workers World, http://www.workers.org/. His contributions to works such as the pamphlet “U.S. Hands Off Libya,” are circulated worldwide: http://www.workers.org/ebooks/Libya2011.pdf

As an activist in Detroit, Mr. Azikiwe is a co-founder of the Moratorium NOW Coalition, http://moratorium-mi.org/ and the Michigan Emergency Coalition Against War  & Injustice (MECAWI), http://www.mecawi.org/. Both of these organizations have been leading the fight against the banks and corporations ongoing destruction of this majority Black and working class Midwestern city. Campaigns Mr. Azikiwe’s organization’s have been involved in include the fight for a moratorium on foreclosures and water shut offs and the banks looting of Detroit’s public resources including the theft of retiree pensions.

Since the February 2011 state capitol occupation in Madison, Mr. Azikiwe has been a frequent visitor to Wisconsin including participating in the May Day march in Milwaukee in 2011 and a supporter and guest of the Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement for various speaking engagements. Mr. Azikiwe will speak next at a February 7, 2015 Workers World Party forum in Chicago: EVENT: http://tinyurl.com/qa5ffn8 FLIER: http://tinyurl.com/nmqo7dj

Mr. Abayomi Azikiwe of the Pan African Newswire and the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice (mecawi.org).

Mr. Abayomi Azikiwe of the Pan African Newswire and the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice (mecawi.org).

March in downtown Detroit, July 2014. [Photo: Abayomi Azikiwe]

March in downtown Detroit, July 2014. [Photo: Abayomi Azikiwe]

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