Today, Stephen Kinzer had a column in the Boston Globe that masterfully made our case for the effort to force a House vote on ending U.S. participation in the famine-inducing Saudi-UAE war-blockade in Yemen. Stephen understood exactly what we’re trying to do and presented it powerfully. How we’re trying to stop the famine. How this is a crucial test case for forcing Congress to vote on the endless wars. How this vote is a fundamental choice about the kind of America we want to live in.
“Yemen has been under relentless attack from the region’s richest country, Saudi Arabia. Saudi bombing has created what the United Nations calls ‘the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.’ More than half the population is hungry. Cholera is raging and may afflict one million people by the end of this year. A child dies from preventable causes every ten minutes…
“This war could not proceed without American help. Missiles and bombs raining down on Yemen are made in the US. American intelligence officers help Saudi pilots pick targets to attack. Most important, American tanker planes refuel Saudi fighter jets in flight, allowing them to carry out many more raids than they could if they had to return regularly to their bases…
“Outrage at the American role in this war has led several members of Congress to propose a resolution that would pull the US out of “unauthorized hostilities” in Yemen. If they can force a vote, it may come in the first days of November…
Here’s what you can do: read the rest of Stephen’s column at the Boston Globe and share it widely.
If you haven’t signed our petition to the House yet, you can do that here.
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