This is the podcast version of a live broadcast that aired January 12th on KBOO/Portland.
They will be three of the headliners at a conference taking place at Portland State University on February 3rd, entitled, “U.S. – Saudi Coalition: Bringing Peace or War?” The conference is hosted by Roots of Conflict.
Joining John in the studio was Hanan Alzubaidy and Manijeh Mehrnoosh, who are hosting the conference.
Catherine Shakdam has been instrumental in breaking media silence over Yemen’s war. She is the author of Arabia’s Rising – Under The Banner Of The First Imam, A Tale Of Grand Resistance – Yemen, the Wahhabi, and the House of Saud, and From Mecca to Karbala – Walking with the Holy household of the Prophet.
Scott Bennett is a former US Psychological Operations-Counterterrorism Analyst. He is a whistleblower and the author of Shell Game: A Military Whistleblowing Report to Congress.
Aisha Jumaan is a public-health specialist working as a consultant on heath-related projects in Yemen. Jumaan worked at PATH directing their HPV vaccine project from 2008-2010; at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1995-2008; and as a CDC consultant from 2010-2012.