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“The people want to topple the regime”

Rapmusik fra demonstration i Yemen. 7. marts 2011


Kort over Yemen
Kort over Yemen
  • Yemen (Leksikon for det 21. århundrede)


  • Sektion: Yemen (Information)
  • Topics: Yemen (Democracy Now!)
  • World News: Yemen (The Guardian)
  • Country: Yemen (Human Rights Watch)
  • Categories: Yemen (Informed Comment/Juan Cole)
  • Topics: Yemen (In Defence of Marxism)
  • Spotlight: Yemen (Al Jazeera)
  • Topics: Yemen (Middle East Research and Information Project)
  • Yemen Times. Engelsk-sproget yeminitisk online avis, der dækker begivenhederne tæt.


Autonom Infoservice

Next stop: Yemen. Af Autonom Infoservice (25. marts 2011)
“I Tunesien og Ægypten har folkeopstandene fejet diktatorene fra magten. I Libyen forsvarer oprørerne desperat de befriede byer i en hård kamp mod Gaddafi-klanens elitetropper. Nu er turen kommet til Yemen.”

Le Monde Diplomatique

Opprørets mangfoldige enhet. Av Laurent Bonnefoy (nr.6, juni 2011)
“I Jemen pågår det et folkeopprør uten sidestykke. Mangfoldet blant demonstrantene og den ikke-voldelige mobiliseringen minner om Tunisia og Egypt. Revolusjonens enkle, men radikale mål (avsette diktatoren), bryter med inntrykket av Jemen som et voldelig og konservativt land.”

Yemen har en lang tradition for solidaritet med det palæstinensiske folk. Af Helen Lackner (Kritisk Revy, 19. februar 2024)
“Yemens houthi-bevægelse tiltrak sig global opmærksomhed, da den i Det Røde Hav beslaglagde et skib med forbindelse til Israel og affyrede raketter mod Israel. Bevægelsen følte sig tvunget til at handle på grund af den stærke, historisk rodfæstede støtte til palæstinenserne i det yemenitiske folk.”



Yemen in Purgatory (Vol.6, No.1, Spring 2022). Daniel Finn interviews Helen Lackner:
“In Yemen, hopes of a 2011 protest movement during the Arab Spring gave way to civil war and a brutal Saudi-led invasion. Thousands have been killed, and millions are close to starvation. A peace agreement could help Yemenis recover the frustrated hopes of the 2011 uprising — if Saudi Arabia stops demanding victory for its allies.”

The Guardian

Tawakul Karman, a Yemeni activist, provides thorn in side for Saleh. By Tom Finn (25 March 2011)
“32-year-old mother of three has faced death threats and prison, but devotion to cause has earned international acclaim.”

In Defence of Marxism

Yemen revolution: Saleh regime on the verge of collapse. By Frederik Ohsten (24 March 2011)
“Following the regime’s brutal massacre of protestors on Friday, March 18, the revolution has moved forward in Yemen. The state apparatus has split, and most of the army has turned against President Saleh. After the repression failed to achieve its objectives, the ruling elite and the imperialist powers are desperately trying to find a ‘safe’ alternative. But that will not stop the revolution.”

The Class struggles in South Yemen. By Frederik Ohsten (12 January 2010)
“These days, there are a lot of reports on Yemen in the mainstream media in the West. Most of these reports really don’t say anything about the desperate situation inside Yemen. Furthermore, they say nothing about the class struggle and the revolutionary traditions in Yemen.”

The Colonial Revolution and Civil War in South Yemen. By Ted Grant in 1986 (Reprinted 7 January 2002)
“This is a reprint of an article originally written by Ted Grant in 1986. It analyses the civil war in the South Yemen in that period illustrating the processes that were taking place in the colonial countries at that time, the processes of the colonial revolution.”


Of the Elites, By tje Elites, For the Elites: An Update on Yemen’s Revolution. By Lara Aryani (March 25, 2011)
“As the clock ticks closer to Friday, Yemenis and observers of Yemen are bracing themselves for the unknown.”

How it started in Yemen: From Tahrir to Taghyir. By Nir Rosen (18 March 2011)
“On February 11 after the Friday noon prayers Yemeni students and activists organized a demonstration in the capital city of Sanaa in solidarity with Egyptian demonstrators frustrated with Mubarak’s refusal to resign.”

Al Jazeera

Yemen: A tale of two protests (16 March 2011)
Video: As demonstrations advance across Yemen, People&Power follows activist Tawakkol Karman.


The US war on Yemen is an exercise in futility (March 2, 2024)
Daniel Finn interviews Helen Lackner: “Joe Biden has launched yet another US war in the Middle East with his air strikes on Yemen. The bombing campaign won’t stop attacks on Red Sea shipping — but an end to Israel’s war on Gaza will.”

The undeclared US war on Yemen will end in failure. By Jonas Ecke (February 10, 2024)
“The US government has continued air strikes against Yemen’s Houthis while claiming not to be at war. But the Houthis are unlikely to be deterred: even Yemenis who formerly took up arms against them now support the attacks on Israeli-bound ships in the Red Sea.”

What Yemen’s Houthis want (February 3, 2024)
Daniel Denvir interviews Helen Lackner: “In a wide-ranging interview, Yemen scholar Helen Lackner examines the Houthis’ politics, their support for Palestine, and the long history of a country torn by civil war.”

There’s still no end in sight to Yemen’s catastrophic war. By Helen Lackner (March 6, 2023) “Ongoing efforts to negotiate a peace agreement in Yemen haven’t brought an end to fighting between the Houthi movement and a Saudi-led alliance. Even if those efforts bear fruit, Yemenis will suffer the consequences of a humanitarian disaster for years to come.”

Yemen’s socialist experiment was a political landmark for the Arab world. By Helen Lackner (August 4, 2022)
“South Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arabian Peninsula, gave birth to its most radical government in the 1960s and ’70s. The achievements and failings of Yemeni socialism are a vital case study as Yemen seeks to recover from a catastrophic war.”

Mark Curtis: British foreign policy declassified

The covert war in Yemen, 1962-70 (February 13, 2007). An edited extract from Mark Curtis, Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses (Vintage, 2004).
“It tells the story of Britain’s secret war in Yemen in the 1960s to restore the monarchy and Saudi control, and to protect its interests, and military base, in the region.”

Middle East Report Online

No exit: Yemen’s existential crisis. By Sheila Carapico (May 3, 2011)
“The mass uprising in southern Arabia blends features of the peaceful popular revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia with elements of the state repression in Libya and Syria in a gaudy, fast-paced, multi-layered theater of revolt verging on the absurd.”

New Left Review

Yemen’s turn (Issue 111, May-June 2018, p.129-138)
Tariq Ali on Helen Lackner, Yemen in Crisis (Saqi Books, 2017, 330 p.). “A social anthropologist on the background to the 2011 uprising and devastating US–Saudi war.”

New Politics

The Yemen crisis: an interview with Helen Lackner (April 13, 2022)
“The conflict in Yemen has been going on for a long time with horrendous human consequences. Non specialists find the situation extremely complex, with many internal parties and many outside players, so it makes sense to talk to one of the English-speaking world’s leading experts on Yemen … ”

Socialist Review

South Yemen: a clash of wills (Issue 380, May 2013)
“The struggle in South Yemen for independence from the North continues to be way down the agenda of the international media. Mirfat Sulaiman reports on a rising revolutionary tide which no amount of repression seems capable of stemming.”

Socialist Worker

A dirty war in Aden: Britain’s role in Yemen’s history. By John Newsinger (Issue 2184, 16 January, 2010)
“British forces killed hundreds in their war for the port of Aden, in today’s South Yemen. Western interference continues today causing bloodshed and division as Yemen becomes the new front in the ”˜war on terror’.”

Yemen after Saleh? (June 7, 2011)
“Alan Maass looks at what the possible end of Ali Abdullah Selah’s 33-year reign will mean for the struggle for democracy and justice in Yemen.”

A deal to protect a dictator (April 25, 2011)
“David Whitehouse reports on a U.S.-supported attempt to ease Yemen’s dictator from power – but to protect him from any responsibility for his many crimes.”

Another Middle East tyrant at the brink. By David Whitehouse (March 28, 2011)
“A youth revolt in Yemen has spearheaded a nationwide movement that is on the verge of bringing down yet another U.S.-backed strongman.”

A new front in America’s global war (January 13, 2010)
“Yemen is suddenly on the front pages as an alleged base for ‘international terrorism’. David Whitehouse provides the facts about a crisis the U.S. wants to exploit.”


Yemen in Crisis: A Special Report (March 21, 2011)
“The turning point in Yemen occurred March 18 after Friday prayers, when tens of thousands of protesters in the streets calling for Saleh’s ouster came under a heavy crackdown that reportedly left some 46 people dead and hundreds wounded.”

Yemen: Latest U.S. Battleground. By Stephen Zunes (January 31, 2010)
“The United States may be on the verge of involvement in yet another counterinsurgency war which, as is the case in Iraq and Afghanistan, may make a bad situation even worse.”