CODEPINK Peace Delegation to Yemen
About the Trip: After
the great success of the International Peace Delegation to Pakistan led
by CODEPINK last October, we decided itís important to take a similar
trip to Yemen. As citizen diplomats from the United States, we traveled to Yemen to learn
about the effects of our governmentís policies, and show support
for people who are negatively impacted as a result of them. During our
stay, we met with survivors of US drone strikes, families with loved
ones in Guantanamo and the lawyers representing them, legal and human
right organizations, political analysts, Yemeni government officials,
and the US Ambassador.
Now that we have returned, we are meeting with elected officials and making presentations
about the trip. If you are interested in organizing a community event
to host one of the delegates as a presenter, please contact Natalie[at]codepink.org.
If you have
any questions, please email Rooj at rooj129[at]gmail.com.
More Info: Want to learn more about Obamaís dirty wars? Check
up the dirty wars, read Medeaís Drone Warfare book, and catch Jeremy
Scahillís book and movie.