END THE WAR IN YEMEN VIGIL
MONDAY March 22nd 4:55PM-6:30PM
SC Statehouse (Main & Gervais)
March 22nd marks six years of the war in Yemen, a war in which the US actively supported Saudi and Emirati military intervention until the Biden administration finally suspended that support. Former SC Governor and head of the Nobel Peace Prize winning World Food Programme David Beasley now warns as many as 400,000 Yemeni children will starve due to a man-made famine in Yemen. We call on the Biden administration and our elected leaders to act decisively now to END THE WAR IN YEMEN and END THE MAN-MADE FAMINE .
Arrive before 5pm if possible. Some signs provided. Please wear a mask and exercise social distancing. Media will be invited. We need your help getting the word out about Yemen. #YemenCantWait #EndtheWarinYemen #StoptheFamine
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“‘Hell’ in Yemen, with Millions on ‘Knocking on the Door of Famine’ WFP’s Beasley Warns”
UN News Release. March 10th.
“Famine has Arrived in Pockets of Yemen. Saudi Ships Blocking Fuel Aren’t Helping”
CNN, March 11th.
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsOn Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 10 am, peace activists in Augusta, Georgia are scheduled to meet with a member of Representative Rick Allen’s staff to urge Mr. Allen to oppose the Obama Administration’s decision to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia as it continues to commit war crimes in Yemen. Continue reading “Peace Activists to Meet at Rick Allen’s (GA-12) Office in Augusta to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia”
Over 70 people came to watch Sara Ishaq‘s film Karama Has No Walls and hear Jeb Boone and Medea Benjamin discuss the situation in Yemen and USA policies which impact Yemenis. Here’s a video of most of the Q&A session:
Here’s a direct link to the audio recording of most of Medea Benjamin’s talk and the entire Q&A session.
We’ve also posted some photos on the Facebook page and Flickr. The local daily paper also covered the event.
Augusta, GA native and Davidson Fine Arts High School graduate Jeb Boone (Twitter) is scheduled to talk about his experience as a freelance journalist covering Yemen’s revolution. He is joined by CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, who has recently returned from a trip to Yemen where she spoke with revolutionary activists and relatives of Guantanamo detainees. The program will begin with a screening of the powerful, 27-minute documentary Karama Has No Walls (warning: violence not normally shown on US news broadcasts). This documentary shows footage from the Change Square massacre of March 18, 2011, to which Jeb was a witness, and interviews participants and relatives of a slain protester. The Yemeni revolution provides the proper context to understanding how Yemenis are responding to the United States’s targeting killing program, and Jeb will help us understand the program’s economic, political and diplomatic consequences. Continue reading “Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution”