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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Catastrophe in Yemen: Teach-in with Shireen Al-Adeimi and Beth Huang Massachusetts Peace Action
Catastrophe in Yemen: Teach-in with Shireen Al-Adeimi and Beth Huang
Thursday, January 24, 7:00 pm First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St (Arlington T)
Dr. Shireen Al-Adeimi, Yemeni-born professor and author (left)
Beth Huang, co-chair, Boston Democratic Socialists of America (right)
The 4 year long War in Yemen has become the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Led by Saudi Arabia, with the direct help of the United States, a vicious air campaign has killed tens of thousands thousands of civilians and brought millions of Yemenis to the brink of famine.
American involvement is in large part driven by the large weapons manufacturers that make billions of dollars from this conflict. Raytheon, based right here in Massachusetts, is one of the largest of these companies. They are visiting BU, among several other Bay State colleges and universities, to put on a campus career fair recruiting students into their workforce.
In preparation for this we've invited Shireen Al-Adeimi, a professor at Michigan State University who has lived through 2 civil wars in Yemen, to give her perspective on U.S. intervention. Beth Huang, co-chair of Boston DSA will connect anti-imperialism to the work of Democratic Socialists of America.
Sponsors: MAPA Next Gen, DSA Boston, Coalition to Stop the Genocide in Yemen
War Profiteers Off Campus!
Protest Raytheon Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia
Raytheon is a major weapons manufacturer and war profiteer with headquarters in Waltham, MA. Multiple weapons made by Raytheon were found to have been responsible for the deaths of many civilians in Yemen, including children.
Raytheon is attending career fairs to recruit engineers to build more bombs and missiles. Join us to protest and show our extreme disapproval of the sale of these weapons to Saudi Arabia. War profiteers off campus!
January 29, 6-7pm, Northeastern University, Data Research Center, 100 Forsyth St, Boston
February 4, 12-2pm, MIT, Johnson Athletic Center, 120 Vassar St, Cambridge
February 6, 12-2pm, Boston University, George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall, 755 Comm. Ave., Boston
February 8, 12-2pm, Tufts University, Gantcher Center, 161 College Ave., Medford
February 14, 12-2pm, Northeastern University, 101 Stearns Center, 420 Huntington Ave, Boston
Thank you for all you do for peace,
Shelagh Foreman Co-Chair, Middle East Working Group
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