Yemen

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 …

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 …

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 …

VICTORY: Citing protests and a “difficult political environment”, Textron announced Aug. 30 that it will no longer make cluster bombs. I’m standing in front of a big sign that says Textron Systems in bold, intimidating letters and a man in a pickup truck with three …

Global Day of Action On Military Spending: Southeast New England Regional Witness for Peace Cut Pentagon Spending – Meet Human Needs Stop Textron’s cluster bomb sales to Saudi Arabia  End the U.S.-Saudi War against Yemen On the day our Federal Income Taxes are due, we gather …

U.S. Interventionism vs. Peace: An Update from the Front Lines This article by Samuel Rogers appeared in our summer 2015 MAPA newsletter. Iran After over a year of diplomatic talks and several deadline extensions, the U.S. (as part of the P5+1) and Iran announced a framework agreement …

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