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Raytheon: The Local Connection to Yemen — Peace Vigil
November 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
For four years a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE has been bombing the country of Yemen, routinely striking hospitals, schools, food-storage facilities and water-treatment plants. They are also 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. Raytheon–headquartered in Waltham–is a major arms supplier for Saudi Arabia, and it is estimated that between 2009 and 2015 alone Raytheon delivered $2.5 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia.
Learn more about this crisis and what you can do to make a difference
Thursday, November 7, 7 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
6 Eddy Street, Waltham
Please also join us for a peace vigil
Saturday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the corner of Main & Moody Streets, Waltham
Sponsored by Waltham Concerned Citizens, Mass. Peace Action, Raytheon Antiwar Campaign, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, Newton Dialogues on Peace and War, Arlington United for Justice with Peace and Veterans for Peace.
For more info, call 617-354-2169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org