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End the Yemen blockade Now

Sat April 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Yemen Hunger Strike

Emergency rally to end the blockade of Yemen now

Thousands are teetering on the edge of death by starvation

The Saudi blockade denies Yemenis the food and fuel they desperately need to avert famine

President Biden! Hear the World’s Cry for Yemen: End the U.S.-Saudi Blockade Now

Rally will be masked masked and socially distanced

Saturday, April 17, 1:00 pm

Brattle Square Plaza, near Harvard Square

President Biden raised all of our hopes when he told us we were ending all U.S. involvement in the Yemen war and all “offensive” weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. He made this announcement after almost 6 years of the Saudi-U.S. attack on Yemen. That attack and blockade is primarily responsible for the 233,000 deaths by war and starvation and cholera and COVID which has resulted from the destruction of much of Yemen’s infrastructure by the U.S. supported Saudi and UAE bombing. Yet, the Biden administration now says we will protect Saudi Arabia from any retaliation for its war crimes and blames the largest nationalist force in Yemen, the Houthis, for the continuation of the war.

Yemen is a Massachusetts war. Yemen is a Raytheon war. Headquartered right here in Waltham, MA, and with a facility just a 5 minute walk from the Fresh Pond Mall, Raytheon Technologies is not only one of the most influential institutions in the state, it has also received massive profits from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Heavily represented in the Trump and Biden administrations, Raytheon is a nothing less than the military industrial complex in our own backyard. By appointing a member of the Raytheon Tech. Board of Directors General Lloyd Austin as his Secretary of Defense, President Biden must be held to an extremely high standard on Yemen and Saudi Arabia. He has not met that standard.

We demand the President stop creating a false narrative. It is time for the U.S. to cut off all U.S. arms supplies to the Saudis and to stop servicing the Saudi air force (made up of U.S. F-15 jet bombers) to force an end to the Saudi air attack and naval blockade. What on earth are we doing supporting a brutal regime that has invaded 2 countries, has spread its extremist ideology throughout the Muslim world, uses violent measures to silence dissidents in other countries, and uses a bone saw to chop up its leading dissident – to say nothing of playing the leading role in creating the world’s greatest humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.

Join us Saturday to say ENOUGH. President Biden we demand that you end this war immediately and terminate this deadly U.S.-Saudi Alliance.

Please wear a mask and keep a 6 foot space between you and others at the rally.

For Information call: 617-354-2169 or contact Paul at pshannon@afsc.org


Sat April 17, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Raytheon Anti-War Campaign


Brattle Square Plaza
One Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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