Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution

Augusta, GA native and Davidson Fine Arts High School graduate Jeb Boone¬†(Twitter) is scheduled to talk about his experience as a freelance journalist covering Yemen’s revolution. He is joined by CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, who has recently returned from a trip to Yemen where she spoke with revolutionary activists and relatives of Guantanamo detainees. The program will begin with a screening of the powerful, 27-minute documentary¬†Karama Has No Walls¬†(warning: violence not normally shown on US news broadcasts). This documentary shows footage from the Change Square massacre of March 18, 2011, to which Jeb was a witness, and interviews participants and relatives of a slain protester. The Yemeni revolution provides the proper context to understanding how Yemenis are responding to the United States’s targeting killing program, and Jeb will help us understand the program’s economic, political and diplomatic consequences. Continue reading “Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution”