KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Protesters gathered at the Eastern Passage location of Raytheon Canada Limited this morning to demand that Canada end weapon sales to Saudi Arabia, a country engaged in well-documented atrocities and war crimes against the Yemeni civilian population.
Halifax/Kjipuktuk. Anti-war, Yemeni and humanitarian activists from over 300 organizations in 17 countries are coming together for an international day of action on January 25th 2021. In Halifax, peace activists are targeting arms manufacturer Raytheon, a supplier of missiles to Saudi Arabia, which leads a coalition that is bombing and enforcing a blockade against Yemen.
A rally on Monday Jan. 25 will target Raytheon, the US company whose bombs kill Yemeni children and civilians. The company has close ties with Halifax through its participation in the Canadian Navy modernization project. Kathrin Winkler explains the connection and asks some hard questions.