By Jodie Evans
2 a.m. and Tighe and I just arrived to Sana’a International Airport.
An hour later Terry, Pam and Bob got in. We arrived to our hotel in the Old city of Sana’a and were ready for some sleep. An hour into our sleep, we woke up to the beautiful sound of the fajr athan (the call of prayer). We drifted off for a few hours and woke up again at 7 a.m. We enjoyed a tasty breakfast with our new friend Luai, and then headed together to our first meeting across town.
We were greeted by Abdul Rahman Barman, a HOOD lawyer who represents Abdulelah Haider Shaye and many of the Guantanamo prisoners and US drone survivors. Despite Abdul Rahman being one of the busiest men in Yemen, he was kind enough to set aside time to talk and share stories, information, and photos with us.
San Diego Actions>> Can’t make it to San Diego? Consider coming to another one of the No Drones actions throughout April around the country, or organize your own! Thursday, April 4 San Diego Veterans for Peace demonstration at General Atomics Production Site When: 3 pm Where: General Atomics Production Facility, 14200 Kirkham Way, Poway, [...]
by Medea Benjamin and Robert Naiman The US peace delegation photographed in Islamabad, Pakistan on October 4th, 2012. (Photo: Flickr / 23rdstudios.com) ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Many Americans have an image of Pakistan and its people as “teeming with anti-Americanism.” Americans see images on TV of angry Pakistani demonstrators burning American flags. Indeed, polls say three [...]
By Charles Davis and Medea Benjamin One could be forgiven for thinking there’s anything honorable or honest about Colin Powell. For more than two decades now the Washington media has portrayed the former Secretary of State as something of a real life action hero, a reluctant warrior whose greatest fault – should they deign to [...]
On May 29, The New York Times published an extraordinarily in-depth look at the intimate role President Obama has played in authorizing US drone attacks overseas, particularly in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. It is chilling to read the cold, macabre ease with which the President and his staff decide who will live or die. The [...]
By Sharon Miller Although I plan to celebrate Mother’s Day with my own mother (hi, Mom!), I have to admit that my knowledge of the experience of motherhood is somewhat limited: I am not a mother. I have never been pregnant, and I have never participated in childrearing. While I like kids, I go back [...]