Shireen Al-Adeimi, US-Backed Attack on Yemen Threatens Mass Starvation; Bob Avakian, A Radically Different and Far Better World Is Possible

U.S.-Backed Coalition Using Starvation as a Weapon in Yemen

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Many people in the US are unaware of the crisis in Yemen which is reaching genocidal proportions. We'll speak with writer and activist Shireen Al-Adeimi about the US-backed attack on Yemen’s port city of Hudayda, and its deadly consequences for the people of Yemen, who are already suffering disease and starvation from years of US-Saudi attacks. For the last three years the U.S. and its allies have bombed, starved, and sickened millions of children, forcing tens of thousands of parents to watch them die before their eyes. Now these criminals are deliberately cutting off the meager food aid in Yemen that has been keeping millions of hungry, sick, and malnourished children—and millions of adults—alive.

 Shireen Al-Adeimi is a Yemeni student who just completed her doctorate at Harvard University and has been writing and speaking about the situation in Yemen. 

Bob Avakian, A Radically Different and Far Better World Is Possible

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At a time when many people are agonizing about, and protesting the inhumanity and brutality of the Trump/Pence fascist regime, we're going to hear part of a talk by Bob Avakian, speaking of why the world is the way it is, and of the kind of world that humanity can actually achieve. We'll hear an excerpt from "BA Speaks: Revolution - Nothing Less!" a film from a series of talks Bob Avakian gave in the Fall of 2012.

This excerpt includes, A Radically Different and Far Better World Is Possible, We Need Revolution to Overcome all Oppressive Divisions, We Need a Real Revolution, Not Better Democracy Under This System, Socialism is Three Things, and Above all, Socialism Is a Transition to Communism. Bob Avakian is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party and the architect of a whole new framework of human emancipation, the new synthesis of communism, which is popularly referred to as the "new communism."