US Caused $4.5 Billion In Losses To Cuba Over The Last Year

By Staff, Telesur -

The U.S. economic blockade has caused over US$ 138.8 billion in losses to Cuba since the 1960s. Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Friday presented a report on the impact caused by the [...]

Iran To Avoid US Sanctions By Bypassing SWIFT, Ditching Dollar In Trade Transactions

By Tim Korso, Sputniknews.com -

The international SWIFT network banned Iranian banks from its system soon after the US imposed sanctions against the country in November 2018. The ban was preceded by Washington's threats to slap [...]

Open Letter to Congress: Why the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 Must Be Opposed

By K.J.Noh, Kevin Zeese, and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

This Open Letter urges Members of Congress to oppose HR 3289, the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, which was referred to the Committee on Foreign affairs on June 13th, 2019.  The [...]

Challenging Times For Citizen To Citizen Diplomacy In Russia

By Ann Wright, World Beyond War. -

Whenever you go to one of the countries the U.S. considers its “enemy,” you can be sure to get a lot of flak.  This year I have been to Iran, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Russia, four of the many [...]

US Sanctions Are Designed To Kill

By Kevin Cashman and Cavan Kharrazian, Jacobinmag.com -

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently visited the Group of Seven (G7) at the invitation of French president Emmanuel Macron, in what was seen as an overture to the Trump [...]

World Watching The Fate Of Iranian Tanker

By Vijay Prashad, Asiatimes.com -

At 11:30pm on Sunday, August 18, the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya-1 left the shores of Gibraltar at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea. This ship had been detained about six weeks previous by [...]

Punishing The World With Sanctions

By Philip Giraldi, Strategic-culture.org -

Sanctions are economic warfare, pure and simple. As an alternative to a direct military attack on a country that is deemed to be misbehaving they are certainly preferable, but no one should be [...]

China Ignores New US Sanctions And Increases Support For Venezuelan Oil

By Paul Dobson, Venezuelanalysis. -

Mérida – The Venezuelan government has announced the expansion of Chinese investment in the country’s oil industry, with the aim of increasing production by 120,000 barrels per day. The [...]

The Spoils of Economic War: How The US, Saudis Profit From Sanctions On Venezuela And Iran

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

The United States has been playing the role of the world's economic bully. So far, the U.S. has imposed sanctions against Afghanistan, Burundi, Burma, Cuba, North Korea, China, Cyprus, Haiti, [...]

International Day Of Action To Protest The Increased US Blockade Of Venezuela

By Popular Resistance. -

On Monday, August 5, President Trump signed an Executive Order that worsens the US blockade of Venezuela. The order can be used to basically go after any person or entity that supports the Maduro [...]

US Sanctions Threaten Famine In Venezuela, Leading Economist Warns

By Aaron Maté, Thegrayzone.com -

Top Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodríguez says the Trump administration’s sanctions have cost Venezuela $16.9 billion per year – and caused food shortages that threaten hundreds of thousands [...]

Popular Resistance Expresses Solidarity With Venezuela Against US Blockade

By Popular Resistance. -

On August 6, 2019, at the same time that National Security Adviser John Bolton is leading a US delegation in Peru to organize opposition to the elected government of Venezuela, the White House [...]

Economic Sanctions Will Kill Tens Of Thousands Of Innocent Iranians

By Muhammad Sahimi, Lobelog.com -

The illegal economic sanctions that the Trump administration has imposed on Iran are ruining its economy by increasing the inflation rate—from nine percent before the sanctions to 35-40 percent [...]

‘US Economic Terrorism Will Backfire’: Iranian Foreign Minister Calls For Unity In Nicaragua

By Ben Norton, Thegrayzone.com -

The Grayzone reports from Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, which just celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution that ousted a US-backed dictatorship. Iran’s foreign minister, [...]

What Sanctions Mean For My Iranian-American Family

By Mina Shahinfar, Otherwords.org -

As innocent people suffer, break-ins are on the rise — including at my grandparents’ house. “What’s wrong?” I asked my mother, as I saw her broken expression. She was on the phone, speaking with [...]