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A Just Cause Radio – Spotlight on Capitol Hill: Congressman John Lewis – 07.16.17

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks our Hosts will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill and Congressman John Lewis, who has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls “The Beloved Community” in America. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of …

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Jessica Shankleman and Chris Martin – Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere. In 2016, countries from Chile to the United Arab Emirates broke records with deals to generate electricity from sunshine for less than 3 cents a kilowatt-hour, half the average global cost of coal …

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Trends This Week – Fear index is rising – 11.02.16

The Stock Market “fear index” is spiking, the dollar’s declining and gold prices are rising. Is it the US elections that spreading fear, or is fear of a troubled global economy? Geopolitical tensions are rising. From Saudi Arabia to Sudan, from Yemen to Russia, real conflicts are erupting and McCarthyism propaganda from the US are setting the stage for spreading wars.

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Nika Knight – After Profiting from Weapons Sales and Bombing Yemen, U.S. Calls for Cease-Fire

The United States, Britain, and the U.N. peace envoy to Yemen called Sunday for an unconditional ceasefire in Yemen to take place “within hours.” The two nations are trying “to seize on outrage caused by the killing of 140 people in a Saudi airstrike,” the Guardian reports. Read more

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New famine fears loom in Yemen

Intensive care wards in Yemen’s hospitals are filled with emaciated children hooked up to monitors and drips – victims of food shortages that could get even worse due to a reorganization of the central bank that is worrying importers. With food ships finding it hard to get into Yemen’s ports due to a virtual blockade by the Saudi-led coalition that …

Mazrak camp in the tough mountainous scrublands of Yemen's north-west border with Saudi Arabia is now home to more than 10,000 people displaced by the escalating war between the government and rebels from the Huthi clan.

DANIEL LARISON – The Horrifying Starvation of Yemen Continues

Much of the civilian population of Yemen is being starved to death. As I have said many times before, the Saudi-led blockade is primarily responsible for cutting Yemen off from its food supply. These are some of the consequences: A boy lies on a hospital bed in Yemen’s port city of Al-Hudaydah. His eyes are full of life, but his skinny body …

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Saudi Arabia training 5,000 militants from Libya to Eritrea for war in Yemen

Riyadh has transferred nearly 5,000 militants from a number of terrorist groups from Aden port to Eritrea’s Assab port to go under military trainings and then be sent to the Saudi provinces bordering Yemen, sources said. “The terrorists, some of whom are from the Al-Qaeda, will be dispatched to Najran, Jizzan and Asir provinces to fight against the Yemeni army and …

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Daniel Lazare – The Secret Behind the Yemen War

PBS Frontline’s “Yemen Under Siege,” which aired on May 3, makes for powerful viewing. A first-hand look at the devastation that the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and other powers have visited on one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, the 35-minute documentary shows families struggling amid the rubble, children dying from mortar attacks, surgeons operating without anesthesia, and other such horrors. …

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Simon Tisdall – Saudi Arabia campaign leaves 80% of Yemen population needing aid

It is difficult to view Saudi Arabia’s relentless war of attrition in Yemen as anything other than a destructive failure. The military intervention that began one year ago has killed an estimated 6,400 people, half of them civilians, injured 30,000 more and displaced 2.5 million, according to the UN. Eighty per cent of the population, about 20 million people, are now …

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Vijay Prashad – There’s a Major Unfolding Humanitarian Tragedy in Yemen

In a month, the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen will be a year old. Strategic gains have been few. The fractured chessboard of Yemeni politics is as complex today as it was on the day the Saudis began to bomb – 26 March 2015. Why did the Saudis and their allies start to bomb Yemen? There was no clear casus belli. …