Media myths on US-Saudi war in Yemen and the Houthis – Interview with Zein el-Amine

I joined Zein el-Amine’s radio program Shay wa Nana, along with journalist and researcher Hannah Porter, to discuss the US-Saudi war in Yemen and the many media myths spread about it.

We debunked the absurd sectarian talking points that falsely portray the conflict in Yemen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran and/or as a fight between Sunni and Shia.

I also spoke about many of the misconceptions and distortions about Yemen’s Houthi movement (officially known as Ansar Allah, although popularly referred to simply as the Houthis).

More than two years of brutal US-Saudi war and blockade have created, in Yemen, the largest humanitarian catastrophe in the world. Millions of people are on the brink of famine, and tens of thousands of civilians have lost their lives, mostly from preventable causes.

Making things worse, Yemen has been hit by the worst cholera epidemic since records began in 1949, with some 400,000 cases in the three months between late April and late July.

You can listen above, via Washington, DC’s listener-sponsored WPFW, 89.3 FM.