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Yemen Club for Coordinating with BRICS Founded

Dec. 31, 2015 (EIRNS)—The Yemeni Club for Coordinating with the BRICS was successfully launched today in the headquarters of the Yemeni Industry and Trade Ministry in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, in spite of the Anglo-Saudi-American bombardment and terrorist war against that nation. The official registration of the club will take place early in the new year 2016. This initiative is led by Fouad Al-Ghaffari, a former Human Rights Ministry official and a young activist heading Gedar Human Rights NGO.

Al-Ghaffari was inspired to create the club after attending the press conference held by Schiller Institute Chairwoman Helga-Zepp LaRouche in Washington in November 2014, at which she released the EIR special report, The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge. Al-Ghaffari’s belief in the necessity of a new world economic and political order was further strengthened when Saudi Arabia, backed by Britain and the United States, launched the worst imaginable terror bombing campaign against Yemen, one of the poorest Arab countries, which posed no threat to anyone. Al-Ghaffari realized that the UN and other human rights organizations were completely owned by Anglo-Saudi-American imperial interests, as they did nothing to stop or even condemn the aggression against Yemen. Al-Ghaffari started mobilizing forces inside Yemen to join the BRICS new world order of sovereign nations and physical economic development. His campaign was further enhanced by President Putin’s decisive intervention in Syria in September 2015.

Within a mere two weeks since Al-Ghaffari announced the initiative on social media, he has received 100 requests to join the club. These came from young economists, activists, former government officials, and business people. Many political groups both inside and outside the country have welcomed the idea. It is formed on the basis of a patriotic and independent movement and not in favor for one party or the other. The club is generally opposed to the Anglo-Saudi aggression, and strongly in favor of Yemen’s independence and sovereignty.

The idea spread quickly because it is innovative in its program:

  1. Joining the BRICS group or coordinating with its nations to establish a new economic order based on "physical economy" instead of the monetarism of the dying trans-Atlantic system.

  2. Designing a National Reconstruction and Development Bank for Yemen on Hamiltonian credit principles.

  3. Joining the New Silk Road and building Yemen’s infrastructure, and its first ever railway, to adapt to it.

These will be the main principles and the program of the club. The members will have to become acquainted with Lyndon LaRouche’s concept of Physical Economy, study the EIR Special Report on the New Silk Road, and promote its Arabic translation whenever it is completed. The club has issued a petition to join the BRICS System, and is contacting BRICS ambassadors. It wants to send representatives to the next BRICS Young Scientists conference.

All this while the country is being attacked day and night, which shows the potential of the ideas.

Diplomats from the BRICS nations were invited to today’s launch, and Russia Today attended the meeting to report on it.