Special Edition: Sanctioned Countries Speak Out On COVID-19

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

On May 9, 2020, the Sanctions Kill coalition based in the United States held the first in a series of webinars on the United States' illegal economic coercive measures imposed on 39 countries and [...]

Venezuela And Iran Show Solidarity Can Overcome US Empire

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

This week, Venezuela and Iran faced up to threats made by the United States and defied the illegal US sanctions by sending five oil tankers from Iran to Venezuela. The US' longterm unilateral [...]

Statement: U.S Military Threat Against Iranian Tankers

By the US Peace Council. -

Iran’s daring decision to dispatch five oil tankers carrying the much-needed fuel for the struggling people of Venezuela is a definitive challenge to U.S. government’s illegal policy of [...]

Memo To The President: Avoid Hostilities Over Iranian Fuel Shipment To Venezuela

By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, Consortium News. -

As former intelligence officers and other national security practitioners with many decades of experience, we understand the frustration your Administration feels as its “maximum pressure” [...]

US Threatens To Prevent Iranian-Venezuelan Mutual Assistance

By William Camacaro, Frederick B. Mills and Danny Shaw, COHA. -

Five Iranian supertankers, filled with approximately 45.5 million gallons of gasoline and related fuel products are presently crossing the Atlantic with Venezuela their likely ultimate [...]

Iran Vows ‘Decisive Response’ To US Threats

By Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis. -

Tehran has issued a formal warning to Washington over threats to five of its tankers currently en route to Venezuela. On Sunday, Iran’s foreign minister summoned the Swiss ambassador [...]

Imperialism And COVID-19

By David Bush, Spring Mag. -

We are not in this together. The divisions that run through our society going into the COVID-19 crisis have only been heightened. Racialized workers are seeing higher rates of infections and [...]

US And Iran Making Moves Toward De-escalation

By Oraib Al-Rantawi, Middle East Monitor. -

Almost simultaneously, Iran started to withdraw its Revolutionary Guards from Syria — according to Israeli media leaks and western media confirmation — while the US started to withdraw its [...]

Defying US Sanctions, Iran Tanker To Deliver Fuel To Venezuela

By the Middle East Monitor. -

A fuel tanker loaded at the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas is making its way to Venezuela, according to vessel tracking data issued by Refinitiv Icon, in defiance of the US-imposed sanctions on [...]

Iran – Powerful And Determined

By Andre Vltchek, Journal-Neo. -

US battleships are sailing right next to the Iranian territorial waters. One mistake, one false move, and war could erupt, engulfing the entire region in flames. Iran is a proud nation, and it [...]

Multibillion-Dollar Bailout For Arms Industry Amid Rising COVID-19 Toll

By Bill Van Auken, WSWS. -

“I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea,” US President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday in a startling [...]

Europe Sends Medical Aid To Iran Using Sanctions Workaround

By Al-Monitor. -

In the first transaction of its kind, France, Germany and Britain have sent medical goods to Iran under a trade mechanism set up to bypass US sanctions against Tehran. In January 2019, the [...]

US Foreign Policy Is Becoming Unhinged

By Moon of Alabama, Information Clearinghouse. -

The Trump administration is reacting to the pandemic stress by lashing out at perceived internal and external enemies. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leading the external onslaught. UN [...]

Media Struggle To Defend Washington’s Cruelty Toward Venezuela And Iran

Joe Emersberger, Fair.org -

The request was not much of an “about-face” for Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, because it was the same type of disaster relief loan the International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave to Ecuador in [...]

Top U.S. General Resists Trump Administration’s Efforts To Provoke War With Iran

By James North, Mondoweiss. -

A brave U.S. army lieutenant general may be risking his career to resist Trump administration efforts to provoke war with Iran. Robert P. White, who commands American forces in Iraq, last week [...]