Category: Yemen

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Juan Cole: Does the Houthi Takeover of Yemen’s Sanaa Endanger World Trade?

The fall of the Yemeni government to radical Zaidi tribesmen from Saadah in the north has gone relatively unremarked in the US mass media

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Ramzy Baroud: What the Media Is Not Telling Us About Yemen

Once again, justifying U.S. intervention

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Ramzy Baroud: The Bloody War that Doesn’t Exist

What the media is not telling us about Yemen

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Ramzy Baroud: Impossible Dialogue: The Choice in Yemen

Chances are dim that elections will be held in Yemen next February. Yet without elections, the push for reforms and change that were inspired by the Yemeni revolution would become devoid of any real value. Yemenis might find themselves back on the street, repeating the original demands that echoed in the country’s many impoverished cities, Read more…

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Marjorie Cohn: Voices From the Drone Summit

Last weekend, I participated in a panel on the illegality of drones and targeted killing off the battlefield at the conference, “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance,” in Washington DC. Nearly 400 people from many countries came together to gather information, protest, and develop strategies to end targeted killing by combat drones. I found Read more…

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Medea Benjamin: Drone Wars

Michelle Zellers spoke with Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and founder of the US-based anti-war group Codepink, who was arrested in May for interrupting Barack Obama’s speech on his drone program November 2013 Could you start by telling our readers about yourself? I started doing social justice work back in the Read more…

Ryan Goodman: No More Foreign Wars? Yet America Is Fighting In Yemen’s Civil War

No act of government calls for greater debate and deliberation than the decision to commit the country to war. The recent civil war in Syria sparked a national conversation in the United States about the direction of American foreign policy, and rightly so. But Syria was not the only civil war preoccupying the administration. While Read more…

Ian Sinclair: Jeremy Scahill interview

Within days of 9/11 it was clear the Bush Administration would exploit the terrorist attacks to push for war on Afghanistan and Iraq. What is less well known is the huge transformation that occurred at the heart of the US Government in those dark days – the topic of US journalist Jeremy Scahill’s new book Read more…

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Medea Benjamin: US Encourages Democracy In Yemen, Then Turns Deaf Ear

A small delegation of CODEPINK peace activists travelled to the beautiful country of Yemen in June (and yes, despite the images in Western media of a dangerous country overrun by terrorists, it is a country rich with culture and a welcoming population).  To date, 38 individuals labelled as "suspected militants" have been assassinated, although US Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: The Un-Revolution: Yemen’s Mediocre Transition

Considering the off-putting reality, one fails to imagine a future scenario in which Yemen could avoid a full-fledged conflict or a civil war. It is true that much could be done to fend off against this bleak scenario such as sincere efforts towards reconciliation and bold steps to achieve transparent democracy. There should be an Read more…

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