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CNN's graphic report on the suffering of Yemenis due to the Saudi blockade of Hodeida is making a big mark. The last fuel delivery was December 30 of 2020. There are over a dozen ships that had been inspected by the UN off the coast of Yemen that have been forbidden to dock. Long lines of trucks wait near the harbor full of goods, but with no fuel to transport. CNN reports there are "pockets of famine" in Yemen's north.
The Biden Administration claimed it would no longer give support to the Saudis for "offensive" operations, but Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told Al Jazeera “[Is the US] going to provide support for the Saudi navy to continue that? Are we going to give them intelligence on shipments from Iran to the Houthis?” Apparently the Ansar Allah (Houthis) are taking some of the fuel for their purposes, but does that mean you starve a whole nation?
Saudi bombing of Yemen has not let up despite the Administration's statement.
At minimum could you retweet Sen. Bernie Sanders call for an end to U.S. complicity.
" Last Sunday, 7 March 2021, a fire raged through a detention centre in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, killing at least 44 migrants and injuring more than 180 " according to the International Observatory for Human Rights. As bad as things are in Yemen, they are worse in parts of Africa. Hundreds of Africans came to Yemen. In Sana'a Yemen's capital, controlled by Ansar Allah (usually called "Houthis" in the media) 900 were kept in a facility under bad conditions. There was a hunger strike and Ansar Allah decided to break it up. A fistfight ensued and the Ansar Allah. " A number of detainees who were able to escape told Mawatana officials that they saw Houthi rebels firing projectiles and tear gas through the windows of the ward where they were imprisoned. " Mawatana is a Yemeni human rights organization started in 2007.
We've learned over and over again just because one side is committing atrocities that doesn't mean the other side is always blameless.
Cornel West keynotes the event 3/30/19 in Yale's Battell Chapel (note: 11 second audio gap at 2:44) West is introduced by Daud Shad
Dr. Shireen Al-Adeimi gives the background. She is introduced by Marlika Marceau.
Hadi Eldebek plays and sings two songs. He is introduced by Amal Altareb
Daud Shad, Mehdi Baqri, Yasmin Abdella, and Sarah Pitafiand talk about the program and urge contributions to Doctors Without Borders via:
Thanks to TSVN "The Struggle Video News" for recording the program