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With a new administration in Washington it will be a challenge to get the 'liberals' to hold Biden-Harris to the few 'progressive promises' they made during their campaign. Biden is bringing back many of Bush & Obama's neo-cons to head his foreign policy. I'll be on this case without hesitation.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Join the call for peace in Yemen

 

There are less than two weeks until the World Says No to War on Yemen Global Day of Action and we need your help reaching every corner of the globe! Please share this event as far and wide as you possibly can. You can start by sending it to your mailing lists and putting it on your website, sharing it on your social media accounts, reaching out to fellow organisations and even just talking with your friends and family.

Over 230 organisations from 17 countries have signed up for a call to action against the war on Yemen so far, making this the biggest international anti-war coordination since the campaign against the Iraq war. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic many of the planned physical protests have had to be postponed but our global movement will not be silenced.

The under-reported war in Yemen has led to the death of 250,000 people and created the worst humanitarian crisis anywhere in the world according to the UN. They estimate that more than 24 million people in the country, which was already one of the poorest on the planet prior to the war, will need humanitarian assistance in 2021.

The foreign aggression is led by Saudi Arabia, with the involvement of the UAE, but it is backed by some key Western powers – the US, the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Canada. In particular, the US and the UK have maintained unquestioning support for Saudi Arabia since the war began and are both participants in the war.

This protest is timed to take place just days after the inauguration of Joe Biden, who has promised to end US support for the war. This is our one central aim – to hold him to his word and force fellow governments to follow suit. The day of action is also timed for the eve of the Saudi Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh.

For the World Says No to War on Yemen Global Online Rally we have brought together a group of prominent voices from across the world to speak out against this utterly brutal war and call for its immediate end.

Among those joining us Monday, January 25, at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT / 10pm Yemen:

Ahmed Al-Babati (British-Yemeni Soldier)
Jeremy Corbyn (UK Member of Parliament)
Danny Glover (Actor)
Tawakkol Karman (Yemeni Nobel Peace Laureate)
Daniele Obono (French National Assembly Member)
Yanis Varoufakis (MeRA25 Secretary-General)

Link to the event, where you and your contacts can register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a1UiRQgwS_Kk-sBG86bv-A

Thank you for your support!

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