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Yemen


Spreading revolt

11 February 2011
TUNISIA: Ben Ali ruled Tunisia from 1987 until brought down by a mass uprising on 14 JanuaryEGYPT: Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years. He was toppled on 11 February.JORDAN: King Abdullah has ruled since 1999. The regime is a staunch ally of the US. Protests swept Jordan after the Tunisian revolution, and as a result the King swore in a new government. But it is headed by former general Marouf Bakhit—a puppet of the regime.YEMEN: President Ali Abdullah Saleh has ruled since 1978.

Stop Mirfat Badallah being deported

25 January 2011
Mirfat Badallah’s campaign to stop her deportation to Yemen is growing. Last week she sent 28 letters of support to the Home Office. She urgently needs more solidarity.

Let Mirfat stay here

18 January 2011
Mirfat Badallah is calling for solidarity to stop the Home Office deporting her to Yemen. She has lived in Birmingham for 11 years and has a British husband and British born children.

Coal, Frankincense and Myrrh: Yemen and British Yemenis

15 June 2010
Britain’s Yemenis comprise the country’s oldest established Muslim community.

Strings attached to US Yemen ‘aid’ cash

02 February 2010
The corrupt government of Yemen won international support and funding to do the US’s bidding in the country last week.

Blockade Afghanistan council of warmongers in London

19 January 2010
World leaders will gather in London on Thursday of next week for a "war council" on Afghanistan and Yemen.

Shifts in the ‘war on terror’ that bring more death

12 January 2010
A number of significant shifts have taken place in the "war on terror" since Christmas. US rhetoric against Yemen has been cranked up since the failed Detroit plane bomber claimed to have been trained in the country.

‘Failed states’: a loaded term

12 January 2010
Yemen began to be described as a "failed state" almost as soon as a link had been established between the failed Christmas bomb attempt over Detroit and the existence of an Al Qaida cell in that country.

Map showing position of Yemen

12 January 2010

Interview: ‘US tactics in Yemen play into the hands of Al Qaida’

12 January 2010
"The British were in South Yemen, then part of South Arabia, for 139 years – in Aden and parts of the protectorate. The war for independence from Britain was won in 1967.

A dirty war in Aden: Britain’s role in Yemen’s history

12 January 2010
The fact that the US has allowed Gordon Brown to host a summit on 28 January about the supposed threat that Yemen poses to the world is obviously of immense satisfaction to the New Labour government.

How Western imperialism has shaped this war-torn country

05 January 2010
Yemen has been ripped apart by decades of war waged by British colonialism, US imperialism and the Western powers’ proxy forces in the region.

Yemen is latest target in US war

05 January 2010
Yemen has become the latest "rogue state" to be targeted in the US-led "war on terror".

Conflict in Yemen was caused by imperialism

15 December 2009
A vicious little war has broken out in the Middle East, along Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen. It is rooted in a struggle for control over the strategically vital Arab country.

Letters

08 December 2001
War against world's poor We are again seeing the big powers trying to sort out the world's problems through military force. More and more countries are on George Bush's list of targets – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, North Korea and others.

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