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The War in Yemen & Why it Matters (for Canadians)

Mar 5, 2021

First published 11 April 2019 in prayer&politiks.org by Ken Sehested; used with permission

The news was easy to miss… But the fact that Congress recently voted to exercise its never-before-used War Powers Act to cut off US funding for the Saudi-led  war in Yemen is at least unusual. The devastation in Yemen is hard to conceive: It is too far away (for us in the West), geographically and emotionally; there are multiple actors involved and a longer history to be accounted; and the US role in the war is largely hidden under layers subcontractors (which is the way empires prefer to exert their power, to maintain plausible deniability when espoused human rights values collide with acts of naked aggression). 

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