Stop the Obama- and Trump-Supported War on the People of Yemen!
Yemen, the poorest Arab nation on Earth, is the victim of a savage, illegal war waged by the Saudi Arabian monarchy.
Armed to the teeth with the most sophisticated weapons in the world manufactured and supplied by the merchants of death in the United States, the Saudis are providing another grotesque example of what happens when a powerful nation with modern weapons is unrestrained.
Law and human decency do not apply here.
The Saudis have attacked civilian infrastructure—water and sanitation plants, the electrical grid, agricultural fields, food-storage facilities, hospitals, roads, and schools.
These attacks are war crimes!
Over 20 million people—or 70 percent of the population—are now dependent on the importation of food. In fact, seven million Yemenis are facing famine-like conditions and completely rely on food aid to survive.
Conservative reports put the number of dead from the Saudis’ barbaric air war since March 2015 at over 11,000, with the vast majority being innocent civilians. Meanwhile, untold millions have been displaced.
But the trauma and devastation of the people doesn’t end here.
For the last two weeks, the gangster family running the Saudi state has imposed a murderous air, sea and land blockade preventing vital aid to the millions of Yemenis now dependent on outside support for their basic survival.
The Saudis are not alone in committing this unfolding international crime.
Barack Obama’s administration gave the green light to the Saudi war on Yemen. Back then, this war could not have been launched and executed without direct support from the U.S. military. That remains the case to this day.
The United States provided intelligence sharing and targeting, air-to-air refueling, logistics support, while participating in the naval blockade and selling billions of dollars in weapons.
That support continues under the Trump administration.
We in the Black Alliance for Peace call on the people of the United States to demand an end to all military support to the murderous Saudi dictatorship.
We demand that the blockade be lifted, and humanitarian aid be provided.
We demand that the United Nations Security Council move to resolve the war in Yemen by calling for an immediate cessation of military actions, followed by a diplomatic resolution of the governmental crisis in that country.
We call on the U.S. Congress to launch an immediate investigation into the Saudis possibly violating U.S. law by using U.S. arms to commit crimes against humanity. And we demand the prosecution of all Obama administration officials who were complicit in the decisions that led to committing those crimes.
Make a Difference in Five Minutes!
- Call the district offices of your representatives because those offices will report a high number of calls on an issue to your representative. Your representatives’ Washington, D.C., offices are likely to have more jammed phone lines.
- This is where you find the phone number for your Congressperson.
- This is where you find the phone number for your U.S. Senators.
- Please be polite to the person who answers the phone. They are your ally in this struggle and in many other struggles!
- Tell the person answering the phone: “I am calling to ask that Rep./Sen. __________ stand with me to demand the U.S. government force the Saudis to lift the blockade of Yemen and let the people live.”
Stand for Human Rights!
Demand an end to suffering of the people of Yemen!
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