Jan 25 International Day of Protest: World Says No to War on Yemen
This month, people in the U.S. and around the world are demanding an end to the brutal U.S.-supported war on Yemen. Since 2015, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have waged war against Yemen, killing and injuring thousands of Yemeni civilians. After five years of war, roughly 14 million people are at risk of famine and over 24 million people rely on food assistance for survival. More than 2 million people have been infected with cholera, while an alarming dengue and influenza epidemic is gripping the country. The Saudi-led coalition’s blockade has impeded the flow of food, fuel, and medicine, threatening the lives of millions.
The U.S. has provided logistical and intelligence support for the Saudi/UAE air war and has provided billions of dollars’ worth of arms to Saudi Arabia -- despite its record of bombing civilian targets in Yemen, including hospitals and schools. By aiding Saudi Arabia, the United States is complicit in the senseless killing of innocent people. Moreover, despite Congressional opposition, the U.S. has continued its own direct military actions in Yemen.
Joint Statement: World Says No to War on Yemen was initiated by the Yemeni Alliance Committee and other peace organizations to call on our members and allies to help organize and/or build local actions in support of the four central demands of the Joint Statement on or near that day:
- Stop foreign aggression on Yemen.
- Stop weapons and war support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- Lift the blockade on Yemen and open all land and sea ports.
- Restore and expand humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen.
WORLD SAYS NO TO WAR ON YEMEN (CHICAGO)
Start: Monday, January 25, 2021 • 5:00 PM
Federal Plaza• 230 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60604