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Janine Jackson gives a quick update on MSNBC‘s coverage of Yemen.
The killing of Jamal Khashoggi has renewed criticism of Saudi Arabia, including the kingdom’s role in the war in Yemen, a war that the United States has backed from the beginning and has created one of the worst humanitarian crisis' in the world.
Adam and Nima look back at the media’s coverage of the tragedy in Yemen that obeys a very narrow Overton Window on our wars of empire
The UN is calling it a humanitarian crisis. And yet it’s far from clear which, if any, of the multiple nations and groups involved in the conflict, is working to end it. In other words, our question this week, why is no one trying to stop the war in Yemen?
Professor Isa Blumi of Stockholm University and author of "Destroying Yemen," discusses the motives and impact of the unrelenting US-backed assault
An update on Yemen as Senator Bernie Sanders is now leading an effort to block U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Our guest is Jehan Hakim, chair of the Yemeni Alliance Committee, which is working to end the war.
Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment.
Twenty-two million people are at risk of starving to death in Yemen due to the U.S.-backed bombing campaign there. Compounding the tragedy is Trump’s self-professed Muslim Ban barring families from ever reuniting—even to escape near-certain death
Ch. 9: Warrens DNA - Alan from Connecticut
Ch. 10: Exploring the connection between race and identity - Elizabeth from Virginia
Ch. 11: Final comments on what genocide is and isn’t
1. Tell Your Members of Congress to support:
SENATE (WAR POWERS RESOLUTION): S.J.Res.54 - A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.
HOUSE (WAR POWERS RESOLUTION): H.Con.Res.138 - Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.
2. Share this action on social media with the hashtag #YemenCantWait
3. Help the Yemeni people directly:
Charities Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen (Charity Navigator)
Demand an End to US Support for the War in Yemen (The Nation)
Climate Change Is Aggravating the Suffering in Yemen (The New Republic)
How Congress Can End the War in Yemen (NY Review of Books)
Life in Yemen Is Sophie's Choice (The Atlantic)
Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- No Smoking - Sunday at Slims
- Gondola Blue - Towboat
- Beast on the Soil - Desert Orchard
- Felt Lining - The Cabinetmaker
- On Early Light - Cholate
- When in the West - Landsman Duets
- One Little Triumph - Piano Mover
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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