May 20 2015

There Will Be No Saudi Inspection Of This Ship!

From Caleb:

There is talk about a Saudi inspection of the Iranian ship, “Iranian Shahed.”

Regardless of any different viewpoint in western or other media, one fact should be well observed: Iran’s government and Red Crescent Society state correctly, that the Saudis have no right whatsoever to inspect this ship and – in addition to that – consider Saudi Arabia unfit for any inspection of this humanitarian mission due to its leading role in the war against Yemen, same as the US.

UN, ICRC or other countries appointed by concerned institutions and not involved in the war against Yemen are naturally welcome on board of “Iran Shahed” for inspection.


There Will Be No Saudi Inspection Of This Ship!

A Message from Caleb Maupin onboard the “Iran Shahed” in the Gulf of Aden

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is mercilessly slaughtering people in Yemen, has absolutely no right to inspect this vessel. Neither does the United States of America or Israel. The Iranian government has
made that absolutely clear, and all of us in the delegation of peace activists from Germany, France, and the United States absolutely agree with this decision.

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May 20 2015

Ramstein Call

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Call To End US Drone Warfare via Ramstein In Solidarity with Drone Victims and the German People

ramstein_map_v5All lethal US drone strikes are guided via the Satellite Relay Station located on the US Air Force Base Ramstein in Germany. More than 10,000 people worldwide have been killed by these drone strikes. The bin Ali Jaber family lost two of its members through a drone strike in Hadramout in Yemen. Now Reprieve and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) have filed a lawsuit against the German government in a German court on behalf of the bin Ali Jaber family. The suit demands that the German government “take legal and political responsibility for the US drone war in Yemen” and “forbid use of the Satellite Relay Station in Ramstein.”

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 11 a.m., German Bundestag (Meadow) : this case will begin with a hearing before the high administrative court in Cologne. Here in the United States, we will organize actions in solidarity on or before May 24th as, we need to get the endorsements gathered for presentation by May 26.

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May 18 2015

The Saudi Attack on Yemen and the Global Migrant Crisis

I am onboard the “Iran Shahed”, the rescue ship sent by the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran. We are hoping to bring aid to the people of Yemen who are enduring a horrendous attack from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Just yesterday, we heard reports that the Saudi regime is using “White Phosphorous” in civilian areas in Yemen. “White Phosphorous” is a chemical weapon in the form of a white powder that burns human flesh on contact.

The rate of civilian deaths in Yemen is particularly high. The Saudi bombs have killed very few combatants. The overwhelming majority of those who have been killed, over three thousand so far, have been civilians.

Meanwhile, the United States is not just backing and arming Saudi Arabia, but it has actively been refueling the Saudi bombers. The US military is filling up the fuel tanks of the airplanes which are conducting the bombing raids, targeting schools, hospitals and civilian infrastructure.

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Our journey is progressing and our vessel has passed through the Persian Gulf, and now entered the both famous and infamous Gulf of Aden.

The Gulf of Aden is a small strip of ocean between the Arabian Peninsula and the African continent. This small but vital area has been mentioned in world news quite a few times in the past years, mainly for two very common occurrences, piracy and migration.

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May 14 2015

Let Us Help The Yemeni People!

Let Us Help the Yemeni People!
– A Message from Caleb Maupin onboard the “Iran Shahed” Rescue Ship in the Persian Gulf

sent from Iranian escorted Red Crescent aid ship by Caleb Maupin of NYC

I have just heard what the US officials have said, and I must say that I and all the other peace activists aboard the Iran Shahed are filled with burning outrage.

Why should we drop the goods in Djibouti and let the United Nations deliver them for us? Why should we trust the United Nations, which has stood by and allowed the Saudi military to destroy Yemen and slaughter thousands of innocent people? Why should we specifically trust the United Nations Relief Works Agency, which has a history of disgusting scandals, mismanaging assistance to those in need? The United Nations cannot be trusted.

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** I would like to point out that the base in Djibouti belongs to the US.   The United States has been supporting the Saudi Arabian massacre in Yemen, air raids that mostl target civilians,  with logistical assistance, weapons and political cover at the United Nations.    The US has sent a warship to enforce the Saudi Blockade of Yemen.   Sending the aid to Djibouti to hand off to US controlled ditribution would inconsistent with the motivation to provide the aid to the innocent civlians in Yemen., ~JB

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May 13 2015

Why I’m Aboard The Rescue Ship – A Message from Caleb Maupin in the Persian Gulf

*A Criminal US-Saudi War of Aggression*

Caleb Maupin, 5/12/15: In response to a massive uprising demanding democracy and self-determination in Yemen, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has unleashed a horrific bombing campaign. Over one thousand innocent civilians are already dead. Schools, hospitals, power plants and mosques are being targeted. As a citizen of the United States, nothing disturbs me more than the fact that the cruise missiles and other weapons being used to terrorize and kill innocent Yemenis, are provided by my own government. Our government constantly utilizes propaganda about “Human Rights” when attempting to isolate and demonize certain countries, but for more than half a century it has been coddling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the most blatant human rights violators on the planet.

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Apr 30 2015

Al Sadr Responds to US Threat to Divide Iraq

Muqtada Al Sadr, the young heir to an important Shia family of clerics and populist political movement in Iraq is coming of age.   No longer the young ‘firebrand’ who was the heart of the Mahdi Army during Operation ‘Enduring Freedom’, he has matured into a leader with clerical credentials of his own, and the ability to respond to political initiatives from the United States before they reach implementation.

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Apr 26 2015

End the Wars at Home and Abroad

End the Wars at Home and Abroad

UNAC Conference in Secaucus, NJ May 8-10

Please come to UNAC Conference 2015 and experience a united movement for peace and justice inside this country and around the world.

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Apr 23 2015

Who is Besieged in Yarmouk?

A factual and logical investigation by Paul Larudee of the situation in Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp that has developed over the years into a largely (but not entirely) Palestinian suburb of Damascus.The situation in Yarmouk is confusing, and the forces at play are very complex, but Paul, who speaks some Arabic, and has spent time in the region forming relationships and talking to local people, does an excellent job of unwinding the twisted thread.

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Apr 10 2015

The Man and His Muscle

Man and his Muscle

 

Members of Rochester Take Back the Land came out in force to support George Douglass when Wells Fargo forclosed on him despite his persistent effort to get them renegotiate the payments.    In the past, Take Back the Land has been able to help people stand up to big banks to hold on to …

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Apr 09 2015

A Thin Wall: Mara Ahmed Talks About Her Latest Film

Ted Forsyth’s insightful interview with Mara Ahmed about ‘A Thin Wall’, her latest film.
(Cross Posted from Rochester Indymedia where there is also an article and the trailer of the film. )

‘A Thin Wall’ will premier at the Little Theater in Rochester on Friday March 10 at 7pm:

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