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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Yemen Protest Against Saudi Attacks

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Sanaa, Yemen, to protest Saudi-led airstrikes. Yemen has descended into open conflict between several key groups in recent months, pushing the nation to the brink of full-scale warfare. The US backed and Saudi-led intervention, protesters say, will make the country even more unstable and could lead to a wider conflict.

Already protected by the colossal presence in the Persian Gulf of US air and naval installations, the oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia owns the world’s largest arsenal (on a per capita basis) of advanced American, British and German arms. It is the largest purchaser of British weapons, and a major customer for leading US military companies like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and General Dynamics. NATO powers have for many years embraced a guns-for-oil pact with the Kingdom and fellow royal families of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

See article on this subject in The Nation entitled: A Call to Resist Saudi (and US) Aggression in Yemen ....This invasion pits billionaire royal elites of the Gulf—and their US and Arab League supporters—against the downtrodden people of Yemen.


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