Yemen: Condemn the Massacre in Sana'a! Down with the Al-Saud Gang of Aggressors!

Statement by the International Secretariat of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) and the RCIT Yemen, 11.10.2016,




The Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) sharply condemns the massacre in Yemen’s capital city Sana'a, purportedly perpetrated by the Saudi-led coalition of aggressors against the Yemeni people. According to health officials, at least 140 people have been killed and 525 wounded. We send our sincerest condolences to the families of the martyrs.


The Saudi aggressors attacked a hall in which many people had gathered for the funeral of the father of the interior minister of the Houthi-led government. Despite halfhearted denials, there is no doubt that the culprits for this massacre are the rulers in Riad, the other Gulf States and Cairo, as well as their imperialist backers.


This massacre demonstrates once again the thoroughly reactionary character of the Saudi-led war of aggression against the Yemeni people. This aggression is being led by the corrupt and reactionary Saudi monarchy of King Salman and is supported by the bloody military dictatorship in Egypt of General al-Sisi as well as by US and EU imperialism. Its sole purpose is to restore the puppet government of al-Hadi and to liquidate the, albeit limited, democratic and social victories achieved since the popular uprising started in Yemen in the autumn of 2014.


We wholeheartedly support the military struggle of the heroic resistance of the Yemeni people against the Saudi-led aggression, while refraining from giving any political support to its leading force, the Houthis, whom we consider to be a petty-bourgeois Islamist force.


We see the resistance of the Yemeni people as part of the ongoing Arab Revolution along with the heroic struggle of the Syrian people in its revolution against the tyrant Assad, the resistance of the Egyptian people against General al-Sisi, the steadfast Palestinian people, as well as many other examples.


The RCIT sends its greetings to all Yemeni revolutionaries who are participating in the difficult task of national liberation while at the same time combining this effort with the struggle for a socialist program.


For a single Intifada of the workers and peasants – from Sana'a, Aleppo, Tripoli and Cairo to Jerusalem and the whole of Palestine!




International Secretariat of the RCIT




For the RCIT's analysis of the Yemeni Revolution we refer readers to:


RCIT: Greetings to the Yemeni 'Socialists against Aggression', 15 July 2016,


RCIT: Revolution and Counterrevolution in the Arab World: An Acid Test for Revolutionaries, 31 May 2015, in: Revolutionary Communism No. 36,


RCIT: Yemen: The al-Hadi Puppet Government Calls for an Imperialist Invasion!  Victory to Yemen! Defeat the Al-Saud Gang of Aggressors! 8.5.2015, in: Revolutionary Communism No. 36,


Yossi Schwartz: The War in Yemen, Iran and US-Imperialism, 20.4.2015, in: Revolutionary Communism No. 35,


RCIT: Defend Yemen against the Al-Saud Gang of Aggressors! No to Sectarian Divisions and Civil War! For a Workers’ and Popular Government! Joint Statement of the International Secretariat of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) and the RCIT Yemen, 3.4.2015, in: Revolutionary Communism No. 34,


Mohammed Al Wazeer: Yemen Under Attack, RCIT Yemen, 15.4.2015,


RCIT: Yemen: Down with the Price Hikes! For a “Second Revolution” to Establish a Workers and Fallahin Government! 3.9.2014, in: Revolutionary Communism No. 27,


Yemen: The Mass Protests continue, Report from a Yemeni Supporter of the RCIT, 4.9.2014, in: Revolutionary Communism No. 27,