Deadly siege of Yemeni port of Hodeidah begins with Washington’s aid and approval

Editor’s note: This article describes an emerging crisis within a long term catastrophe for the people of Yemen.   Ex President Abd Mansur Rabbuh Hadi and the nephew of Ali Abdullah Saleh, referred to in teh mainstream press as representing the ‘Government of Yemen’ are competing for a puppet throne, but have no legitimacy on the ground in Yemen.   by Bill[…]

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The West & Gulf Couldn’t Sway These Lebanese Elections

by As’ad AbuKhalil, written for Consortium News, May 31, 2018 The recent Lebanese parliamentary election generated a lot of publicity in Western media. To be sure, free elections are rare in the Middle East, and Western media get excited over the prospects of success for what they dub as “pro-Western” candidates or coalitions anywhere. Also because foes of Israel and[…]

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Washington and Riyadh’s Terror Enterprise

by Tony Cartalucci, previously published on New Eastern Outlook and Global Research For decades the United States and its NATO allies have helped Saudi Arabia export methods of political indoctrination known as Wahhabism to radicalize individuals and swell the ranks of mercenary forces used to wage proxy wars abroad and manipulate Western populations at home. What began as a means[…]

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Don’t Believe the Media Hype about Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

by Medea Benjamin, originally published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, March 21, 2018 Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, heir to the Saudi throne after eliminating his rivals, is on a two-week whirlwind visit to the United States starting March 19. He plans to cement his ties to the Trump administration, shore up support for his war in[…]

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The $1.5 billion Campaign to Whitewash Genocide in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition have intensified airstrikes on Hodeidah in recent months and a new front there is imminent. It will cut off 70% of imports to the country’s starving population. by Dan Glazebrook, March 2, 2018 The Situation in Yemen looks like the Apocolypse “The situation in Yemen – today, right now, to the population of the country,” UN humanitarian[…]

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Time is Not on Yemen’s Side

by Kathy Kelly, originally posted on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Feb 20, 2018 Kathy Kelly, on Feb 15 2018, addressed NY’s “Stony Point Center” outlining the history of peaceful resistance and U.S.-engineered catastrophe in Yemen. TRANSCRIPT: So, thank you very much to Erin who apparently had asked the question “What are we going to do about Yemen?” and that was[…]

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A Treacherous Crossing

Paul Ryan’s recent trip to the Gulf reflects the US Government’s complete lack of compassion for the refugees and migrants created by its proxy wars in the Middle East. By Kathy Kelly On January 23rd an overcrowded smuggling boat capsized off the coast of Aden in Southern Yemen. Smugglers packed 152 passengers from Somalia and Ethiopia in the boat and[…]

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