Archives for November 2018

Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue

“There is no point in negotiations with a party that is looking to obtain through talks what it has failed to achieve through a military campaign.” — Ansar Allah chief negotiator Mohammed AbdulSalam

Yemen | Saudi airstrike

SANA’A, YEMEN -- Yemeni forces reportedly targeted Apache helicopters as well as a Saudi airbase in Bir Askar in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Najran on Wednesday evening. The attack was carried out with a salvo of high-precision ballistic missiles dubbed the Badr P-1. The short-range ballistic missile uses a solid-propellant, an upgrade

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Saudi $$, Trump Arm-Twisting Fail to Stop Bill to End US Military Support for Saudis’ Yemen War

For some U.S. senators, Saudi campaign funding appears to be more important than preventing the imminent and needless deaths of millions of innocent Yemenis.

Donald Trump holds a sword and sways with traditional dancers during a welcome ceremony at Murabba Palace, in Riyadh, May 20, 2017. (AP/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON -- At least five of the 37 Republican senators who voted against ending U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen received campaign contributions from lobbying groups working on behalf of the Saudi monarchy in 2016 and 2017, according to a recent report published by the Center for International Policy (CIP). The report,

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On International Day of Palestine Solidarity, New BDS Wins in Chile and Ireland

Bills banning good from Israeli Jewish-only settlements gained ground in both Chile and Ireland this week.

Chile | Palestine Israel

With an overwhelming majority, the National Congress of Chile approved a resolution demanding the government “forbid the entry of products manufactured and coming from Israeli colonies in the occupied Palestinian territory.” The resolution had 99 votes in favor and only 7 against. The resolution was debated as part of the International Day of

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At Elite Gala With Ex-Bush Official, Obama Implores Wall Street to Thank Him for Making Them so Much Money

“Just say thank you, please,” former President Obama told a room full of bankers, and boasted of making the US the world’s largest oil producer at an opulent gala with James Baker.

Obama | Wall Street

GrayzoneProject -- Barack Obama urged bankers to thank him for helping make them so much money during his tenure as president. He also boasted of turning the US into the world’s largest oil producer. Obama made his appeals for elite adulation at a lavish gala hosted by former Secretary of State James Baker and surrounded by wealthy Republicans

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US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare

New US Sanctions against Iran, Russia and Syria form the most unforgiving embargo in history, they are weapons of war, designed for killing.

Mike Pompeo, Steven Mnuchin Iran Sanctions

The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organized is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations – these are weapons of war,

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Saudis Bloody Last Peaceful Region in Yemen with Deadly Attack on Peaceful Al-Mahrah Protesters

Saudi Arabia killed three peaceful demonstrators protesting the kingdom’s takeover of local natural resources in Yemen’s eastern province of al-Mahrah, threatening to bring the its bloody war to Yemen’s last relatively peaceful region.

A Saudi-coalition soldier unslings his machine gun on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, Feb. 2, 2018. Jon Gambrell | AP

AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN --  Three protesters were killed on November 14 when a Saudi armored vehicle raided a peaceful sit-in and fired live ammunition into crowds of demonstrators in the Tunnel District of Yemen’s eastern al-Mahrah province. The demonstrators were protesting the construction of a new Saudi military base near the Nashton seaport in

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