DSA Yemen Solidarity

For 7 years the US has enabled a catastrophic war on Yemen through its continued support of the Saudi-led coalition. Since the beginning of the war, over 400,000 in Yemen have died, the majority of which through indirect causes such as a lack of food. As the situation worsens, millions more are at risk in what the UN has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

DSA strongly supports the Yemeni people in their struggles to end the war and forge a viable future. We reaffirm our commitment from the official DSA Political Platform and previous statements to oppose the US support for the devastating war on Yemen.


National Call to Protest U.S.-Enabled War on Yemen

March 1, 2022

DSA is joining alongside a large national coalition of over 70 anti-war groups across the country calling for an end to the US enabled war on Yemen, including ending support for the Saudi-led coalition and introducing a new War Powers Resolution. We are making these demands:

  • Call on Saudi Arabia and the UAE to lift the blockade, opening airports and seaports
  • Pass a War Powers Resolution
  • Stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE
  • Support the people of Yemen through restoration and expansion of humanitarian aid
  • Oppose reinstating Trump’s terror designation for Yemen’s Houthis

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The War on Yemen and the Ongoing Role of the US a Year Into the Biden Presidency

Panelists: Aisha Jumaan, Shireen Al-Adeimi, Erik Sperling
February 20, 2022

Join us for a discussion on the history of the US-backed Saudi offensive on Yemen, the current humanitarian crisis in the country, U.S. involvement under the Biden administration, and the steps we need to take to help bring this devastating war to an end.


DSA IC condemns Saudi coalition airstrikes against Yemen and demands an immediate end to all U.S. support for the war

January 24, 2022

The Democratic Socialists of America International Committee (DSA IC) strongly condemns recent Saudi-coalition airstrikes on the Yemeni cities of Hodeidah and Saada, which initial reports indicate have left 87 dead and 266 wounded, in addition to disabling internet access across the country. Several children are among the dead and wounded in the port city of Hodeidah. Our demand to the Biden administration is clear: immediately end all U.S. support for this catastrophic war against the Yemeni people. 

Despite public posturing that implied an end to U.S. collaboration in these atrocities, the Biden administration recently completed a deal that delivered $650,000,000 worth of weapons to the Saudi government. Socialists in the United States must bear the responsibility of compelling elected officials in Washington, DC to abandon their support for the wholesale destruction of Yemen and its people.

In response to the wanton brutality visited upon them, tens of thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets to denounce these airstrikes and assert their dignity as human beings. The DSA IC supports and amplifies their demand for all parties involved in the bombardment and aggression against their nation to cease and be held accountable for flagrant violations of international law, as well as the cumulative violence they’ve visited upon Yemen since the Saudi government, with crucial and unconditional support from the U.S. and UK, began its armed intervention against the Ansarallah movement in 2015. We state in unequivocal terms that socialist internationalism requires solidarity with the peoples and nations of West Asia, against whom a decades-long, multi-billion dollar effort has been made to construct a permanent state of war and intervention against the forces of Arab/Iranian nationalism and Palestinian liberation. The United States, Israel and their regional allies must be held to account for the conditions they’ve created in this region. 

UN General Assembly Resolution 45/130 “reaffirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial domination, apartheid and foreign occupation by all available means, including armed struggle.” The DSA IC echoes this support for the rights of people the world over who bear the indignities and trauma of occupation and war, yet offer steadfast and unyielding resistance in their pursuit of national liberation and self-determination. We reiterate our demand for the Yemeni people to be free from the terror that they suffer daily at the hands of the United States, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other allies.

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World Says No to War on Yemen: National Day of Action 2021

January 25, 2021

DSA chapters joined anti-war protests across the country part of a national day of action endorsed by over 400 groups around the world to protest against US support for the war on Yemen.