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Rally to End the Blockade of Yemen Now
Sat June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Rally to end the blockade of Yemen now
Stop Raytheon Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
Saturday, June 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fresh Pond Shopping Center – Cambridge
The Saudi naval and air blockade denies Yemenis the food and fuel they desperately need to avert famine. They need that food today!
“WE need this war to end and we need support financially – food, nutrition, medical supplies – and we need it now” David Beasley, director of the World Food Program
Please join us this Saturday to stand up for the mothers of Yemen who at this very moment are walking their starving children to whatever under-stocked medical facilities are still available, begging overworked and overwhelmed medical staff to save their children.
President Biden! Members of Congress! Hear the World’s Cry for Yemen: End the U.S.-Saudi Blockade Now
Yemen is Massachusetts’ war. Raytheon Technologies is headquartered here in Waltham. In addition to all kinds of other sophisticated arms it sells to Saudi Arabia, Raytheon makes bombs for their war; it makes the jet engines for the planes that drop the bombs; it has a subsidiary in Saudi Arabia; it has a 50 year relationship with the Saudi military; and it shapes U.S. foreign policy via its numerous lobbyists, campaign contributions, and its personnel embedded in the U.S. government (Our new secretary of Defense, General Austin, just left his position on Raytheon’s board of directors). Let’s do all we can to end this connection between Massachusetts and this terrible humanitarian disaster in Yemen
Boys inspect graves in Saada, Yemen, that were prepared for victims of previous day’s air strike, (CNS photo/Naif Rahma, Reuters)
The Rally is sponsored by the Raytheon Anti-war Campaign (Mass. Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, American Friends Service Committee, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, and the Peace and Social Justice Committee of the Friends Meeting at Cambridge)