[act-ma] MONDAY: Ending the Yemen War: An Update

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Fri Dec 27 09:39:10 PST 2019


Ending the Yemen War: An Update
Monday, December 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ~ Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5
Longfellow Park
[image: Saudi airstrike on a dairy farm in Bajil in Yemen’s western

Hassan El-Tayyab will report on efforts to use Congress to end the Yemen
war and US arms sales to Saudi Arabia that are being used in the war.
 After three times voting to end US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Congress
folded this month and approved a $738 billion Pentagon spending bill
<http://masspeaceaction.org/congress-approves-ndaa/> with no meaningful
restrictions on the Yemen war.

[image: Raytheon: Famine and Death in Yemen]

A member of the Raytheon Antiwar Campaign will also present “Raytheon: The
Local Connection to Famine and Death in Yemen”, an update on the campaign
in Massachusetts.

An accomplished musician as well as an activist, Hassan will end the
evening by singing some of his songs.

El-Tayyab* is Legislative Representative for Middle East Policy of the
Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL).  Prior to joining FCNL in
August, he was co-director of Just Foreign Policy. Hassan’s passion for
foreign affairs is rooted in his desire to make life better for people in
the Middle East, including his extended family in Jordan. He is convinced
that advancing a more peaceful and diplomacy-based foreign policy in the
Middle East is critical, not only for the family he loves, but for peace
and stability worldwide. His writings and commentaries have been featured
in numerous news outlets, including *The Intercept, The Hill, Truthout, Al
Jazeera,* and more. Hassan holds a B.A. in Political Science from the
University of Rhode Island.

[image: Hassan e-Tayyab]
El-Tayyab is front man of the band *American Nomad* and an award winning
singer songwriter. He was honored as a finalist in the 2017 Telluride
Troubadour Song Competition, for best vocal performance in the 2013
Berkeley Old Time Music Competition, as a finalist in the 2011
International songwriting competition, and was recognized in the 2013 and
2011 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriter Competition. Rooted in
Americana and folk/swing traditions, his carefully crafted original music
maintains a modern relevance. Smart songwriting, catchy lyrics, tight
rhythms, rich harmonies, and strong musicianship have earned Hassan a
reputation as a musician that can intrigue listeners from a wide variety of
musical tastes and backgrounds. Keeping in line with the ancient troubadour
tradition, his music draws from the spirit of travel and authentic life
experience. americannomadmusic.com

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Cole Harrison
Executive Director
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