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The Fight for Yemen—Launch Event for Middle East Report Magazine

April 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0

Please join us for the Chicago launch event for the new issue of Middle East Report, the magazine of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) — a special issue called The Fight for Yemen.

The ongoing war in Yemen that began in 2015 has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. The scope of destruction and human suffering is catastrophic: hundreds of thousands are dead from bombing, war-related disease and malnutrition and millions remain on the brink of famine without access to drinking water or medicine. While critical awareness of the magnitude of the crisis is growing, the political and economic roots of the crisis and the complex realities of Yemeni political life are often obscured by misunderstandings.

Contributors to The Fight for Yemen disentangle the social, political and economic factors behind the war, the cataclysmic impact of the war on Yemeni society, particularly its women, and introduce readers to the complex realities within Yemen in order to create a just peace. Articles include “American Interventionism and the Geopolitical Roots of Yemen’s Catastrophe”; “Yemen’s Women Confront War’s Marginalization”; “Progressive Surge Propels Turning Point in US Policy on Yemen”; “Toward a Just Peace in Yemen”; and more (see https://merip.org/magazine/289/).

At this launch event, copies of the magazine will be available for purchase, contributors to this special issue will discuss their articles, and activists involved in the campaign to end US involvement in the war in Yemen will explain how people can get involved. This event is co-sponsored by:

Action Corps
Just Foreign Policy
Chicago City of Refuge
Chicago Area Peace Action
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Amnesty International – Chicago
DePaul Chicago Area Peace Action
Chicago Area Peace Action – Loyola
Chicago Network for Justice and Peace
Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at DePaul University

The Boxcar is located next to Steep Theatre at 1115 W. Berwyn — just two doors east of the Berwyn Red Line stop.

Free and open to the public. Please share and invite friends!


April 26, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


The Boxcar
1113 W Berwyn Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
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