Saudi Arabia

Join Raheem Albokhari and MAPA’s Middle East Working Group as we discuss Saudi Arabia’s politics, foreign policy, and the Saudi roots of its alliance with the U.S., including the implications of President Trump’s recent visit. Albokhari received a B.A. in Political Science from Emmanuel College …

This article appeared in our Spring 2017 Newsletter. More than ineffective, U.S. policy in the Middle East has been counter-productive and destructive. The policy has been ineffective because the U.S. has not been able to show true leadership, play the role of honest broker, and …

Challenging U.S.-Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

December 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Paul Shannon, Somerville.   Published in the Fall 2016 newsletter; adapted from an article in the AFSC Newsletter While the U.S. media focus on Syria, another disaster is unfolding in Yemen. In Yemen, the U.S. is collaborating with Saudi Arabia to do the killing. Yemen …

Demand that MIT end its collaboration with the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). According to the Oxford Business Group, KACST has developed partnerships with the two largest U.S. military contractors (Lockheed Martin and Boeing) and is a key institution in carrying out …

Medea Benjamin gave a fascinating talk on Wednesday night at First Parish UU in Framingham.  Those who attended were fortunate to hear her insights into the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and current U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen.  We have been selling weapons to …

Medea Benjamin’s national book tour comes to Boston Oct. 19-21 Author and activist Medea Benjamin will give four talks in the Boston area on her new book, Kingdom of the Unjust: Beyond the U.S.-Saudi Connection.   Benjamin is cofounder of CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global …

Massachusetts Peace Action, the American Friends Service Committee, Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Peace and Social Concerns committee) and Merrimack Valley People for Peace welcome the news that Textron has decided to end production of cluster bombs. Textron sold the weapons to Saudi Arabia whose military …

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