Our first guest is Hassan El-Tayyab, of the Friends Committee on National Legislation who works to end the Saudi backed war on Yemen. Hassan takes us through Saudi’s role in Yemen, the world’s worst huminitarian crisis. He takes on the mainstream media's role in covering the war in Yemen. Hassan takes us through how coalition gets critical legislation passed.
"If it’s one person it’s a tragedy and if it is too many it becomes a statistic?" The suffering in Yemen is on such scale that it is hard to comprehend. Paki asks listeners to ponder how to get people to pay attention to the human tragedy that is beyond the statistics.
Fo the second part of show we speak with CODEPINK’s Co-Director, Ariel Gold, who discusses the Boycott Saudi Campaign, including the reasons to boycott, history of boycotting Saudi and the myths being portrayed to the public by Saudi leaders. Ariel details the horrific acts of torture being done to women prisoners, including Loujan Althathloul by Saudi Arabia, under the current Crown Prince MBS.
Last year, investment companies pulled out of the annual investment forum following the gruesome murder. This year, Davos in the Desert, headed by Jared Kushner, has big players coming back in, including Goldman Sachs, CitiGroup and BlackRock. CODEPINK is leading the boycott 'Davo’s in the desert’ campaign. Learn more about our boycott Lush Cosmetics, Six Flags, Vice Media Company and musicians (including Nick Minaj) scheduled to perform in the absolute monarchy state.
Hassan El - Tayyab, of the Friends Committee on National Legislation
Ariel Gold, CODEPINK Co - Director and Saudi Campaign Manager
War by Bob Marley