Solidarity with Yemeni Journalists Syndicate

In the face of the ongoing Saudi-led war in Yemen and the recent escalation of airstrikes by the United States and others, the Industrial Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union calls for solidarity with Yemeni journalists as they work perilously to cover the conflict.

For a decade now, Saudi Arabia, with US support, has led an assault on the Yemeni people as punishment for the 2014 Houthi uprising. Despite recent attempts at normalization with Saudi Arabia, Houthi attacks on cargo vessels in the Red Sea — carried out in opposition to Israel’s ongoing genocide of Palestinians in Gaza — have led to intensified retaliatory strikes by the US and its allies, further endangering both Yemeni civilians and the journalists working to catalog violence in the war-torn nation.

IWW FJU deplores the killing of journalists both inside and outside of war zones, and stands in solidarity with the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS), an affiliate of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), as well as with professional and citizen journalists in Yemen more broadly. IWW FJU encourages all who are able to chip in to help protect journalists in Yemen by donating to YJS via IFJ: (Should be sent with the comment “For the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate”)

As always, we echo the perennial IWW motto: An injury to one is an injury to all!

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