A webinar sponsored by Dorchester People for Peace and Justice and cosponsored by the Raytheon antiwar campaign.
For five years, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and heavily supported by the US, UK and France, has been bombing the country of Yemen. The Saudis, and the UAE, have routinely targeted hospitals, infrastructure, food warehouses and treatment plants for processing clean water, inevitably leading to cholera epidemics and mass
starvation. Thousands of civilians have died and others, children, elderly, infirm, are on the verge of famine and death. What we are confronting is man-made famine being used as a weapon of war.
We who live in Massachusetts bear a special responsibility for this carnage because the lethal bombs used by the Saudi Arabian coalition are manufactured by Raytheon Technologies, headquartered in our back yard, in the city of Waltham. The US government has sold billions of dollars worth of Raytheon munitions to Saudi Arabia.
This presentation, created by the Raytheon Anti-War Committee, will give us the whole picture of this catastrophe, the immorality and corruption of US participation in the destruction of Yemen, and the culpability of Massachusetts’ Raytheon Technology. Most importantly, it will give us information about the opportunities for action emanating from present political realities and the powerful organizing going on. We will also learn how we can act in solidarity with an international movement on behalf of Yemen that is gaining force.