AN URGENT CALL TO ALL HUMAN LOVING PEOPLE IN VANCOUVER!
STOP THE NEW CRIMINAL WAR BY UNITED STATES IN THE MIDDLE EAST!
>> U.S./SAUDI ARABIA HANDS OFF YEMEN!
>> SELF-DETERMINATION FOR YEMEN!
Statement from Mobilization Against War & Occupation - MAWO
April 22, 2015
For one month Saudi Arabia, with the backing of the US, has devastated Yemen with a brutal and criminal bombing campaign. According to UN estimates, over 1,100 innocent Yemeni people have been killed. UNICEF last week released a report that by conservative estimates, more than 115 children have been killed by the Saudi-led war on Yemen. The indiscriminate bombing campaign against Yemen has created a humanitarian crisis where basic infrastructure has been destroyed, over 150,000 people have been displaced from their homes, and 12 million people in Yemen do not know where there next meal is coming from.
Under international condemnation and pressure, on Tuesday April 21, 2015 Saudi Arabia announced that their “Operation Decisive Storm” bombing campaign was over, and they announced the start of “Operation Renewal of Hope”. This attempt of Saudi Arabia to appear less brutal is a complete farce. Less than 6 hours after this announcement, Saudi airstrikes on Yemen continued. An air and naval blockade has been imposed on Yemen including at least seven U.S. combat ships blocking Yemen’s ports. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are not only breaking and undermining international laws but also are denying the people of Yemen of their self-determination, as well as are attacking Yemen’s sovereignty. Yemen’s struggle to determine their own future free of U.S.-backed regimes is now facing foreign intervention and war with the help of the U.S.
Mobilization Against War and Occupation catagorically condemns the Saudi Arabian bombing campaign against the innocent people of Yemen and the complete destruction of infrastructure of cities including roads, hospitals, schools, food and water sources, mosques and electrical power in Yemen.
Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO)