On Monday January 25, Massachusetts residents will join our brothers and sisters in 17 countries around the world to lend our voices to the world’s cry for an end to the war on Yemen. We will demand that U.S. military contractors stop providing Saudi Arabia with bombs and other sophisticated machines of death that are wreaking havoc on Yemen’s people, helping to create the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis. We will call on President Biden to follow through on his promise to end our government’s military and diplomatic support for the war that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has brought to Yemen. Bombing and blockade have caused widespread hunger, death from the sky, and the destruction of infrastructure that has fostered the spread of COVID and a cholera epidemic. And now new sanctions on the country’s nationalist movement could very well lead to the great famine that international humanitarian agencies have been dreading. We say enough: Stop the weapons! Stop the collaboration of so many western countries in this war.

When: Monday, January 25 @ noon

What: Rally and March with speakers including Steven Kinzer, Yemeni Americans, Cambridge Friends Meeting and Veterans for Peace

Where: gathering at the steps across from the State House in Boston followed by a march stopping at the Irish Famine Memorial, Blackrock (major investor in war firms). The UAE consulate and ending at South Station.

Who: Massachusetts Peace Action; Veterans for Peace-Smedley Butler Brigade; Friends Meeting at Cambridge-Peace and Social Justice Committee; Raytheon Anti-war Campaign; United Against War and Militarism; Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security; Womens International League for Peace and Freedom; American Friends Service Committee-Northeast Region.

Why: To Call on President Biden to keep his promise to end arms sales and collaboration with Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war.

Other events in Massachusetts:

  • 7am-8am, Raytheon Plant in Andover. Route 133, Exit 43 of Rte. 93.
  • Noon, Northampton, 94 Pleasant Street (office of Jim McGovern)

This International Day of Action will culminate at 2pm with a Global Online Rally featuring Cornell West, Danny Glover, Jeremy Corbin and other speakers from Yemen, the U.S., The United Kingdom and France. REGISTER HERE


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