Stop the War on Yemen

Sponsored by: Green Party Peace Action, Chicago Area Peace Action, Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois, United Antiwar Coalition

A really interesting and informative discussion of the hybrid war against Yemen and what you can do about it from our friends in Chicago. Well worth your time to watch. The US not only provides all kinds of military assistance to the Saudis but is allied with al Qaeda in Yemen. The US is in this war and contributing to the blockade as well as the airwar. All aid has to go the US base in Djibouti before it will be allowed into Yemen. British and French ships are enforcing the blockade along with Saudi and Emerati forces. New US Sanctions on the Houthis will block them from receiving aid, yet they are the only ones actually providing aid to their people.

This month, people in the U.S. and around the world are demanding an end to the brutal U.S.-supported war on Yemen. Since 2015, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have waged war against Yemen, killing and injuring thousands of Yemeni civilians. After five years of war, roughly 14 million people are at risk of famine and over 24 million people rely on food assistance for survival.

Please join the following presenters to learn more about this critical issue — and what you can do to help put an end to this horrific war:

  • Aisha Jumaan, MPH, PhD., President of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation
  • Hassan El-Tayyab, Friends Committee lead lobbyist on Middle East policy
  • Danaka Katovich, Yemen campaign coordinator for CODE PINK.
  • Haig Hovaness, Secretary of Green Party Peace Action

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to end U.S. involvement in the war. However, experience teaches us that a complete cessation to U.S. support for the war is unlikely to occur without strong and highly visible public demands for it.

Speakers in this forum give lots of ideas on how to make yourself heard on this day. Keep a pen and paper at hand as the speakers list numerous resources but the chat isn’t available with the video any more so you will need to write them down.

And thanks to Rich Whitney for a great job of moderating.

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