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Stop Famine. End the US-Saudi War in Yemen.
October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday October 17th 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Boston Irish Famine Memorial (294 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108)
Massachusetts based Raytheon Technologies is helping to create the worst famine of the 21st century. The people of Massachusetts must do something to stop it.
October the 16th is World Food Day. On Saturday October the 17th the Raytheon Antiwar Campaign will demonstrate to end the worst famine in the world today, a catastrophe intentionally caused by the US-Saudi war in Yemen and one that is deeply connected to Massachusetts through Raytheon Technologies. Waltham-based Raytheon Technologies is a major arms supplier for Saudi Arabia and has actively lobbied against Congressional curbs on weapons sales to the Saudis. U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is a former Raytheon lobbyist.
We will demonstrate at the Boston Irish Famine Memorial at the corner of Washington Street and School Street near Downtown Crossing. This monument commemorates the Great Famine in Ireland, that killed hundreds of thousands and caused millions of Irish to flee their homes in the 19th century. Those that recognize the evil of the Great Famine must take action to oppose the greatest famine of our own time, the war in Yemen.
The US-Saudi coalition is using man-made famine as a weapon of war. Over 14 million people, half the population, now live on the brink of starvation. The war in Yemen, which the United Nations calls “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” has caused the death of at least 85,000 children under the age of 5 from starvation. One million people have contracted cholera.
We call on Raytheon Technologies to immediately cease selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and for the United States Government to end all participation in the illegal war on Yemen.