Briefing: The Effects Of The Economic Blockade Of Venezuela

By Staff, -

The U.S. has been pursuing a strategy of ‘regime change’ through destabilising Venezuela dating back to the early years of Hugo Chávez’s presidency. This led George W. Bush’s administration to [...]

Urgent: Food Sovereignty Delegation To Venezuela – Witness Effects Of Sanctions And Responses On The Ground

By Staff, -

What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. Sensationalized reports of Venezuelans [...]

Venezuela Urges UN To Intervene Against US Sanctions

By Staff, -

Caracas, July 6 (IANS) The Venezuelan government has urged the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to intervene against the US trade and financial sanctions which are [...]

Unilateral Sanctions And International Law

By Alfred de Zayas, Human Rights Corner -

The world order established by the UN Charter takes precedence over other international and regional treaties and imposes positive and negative obligations on member states, including the United [...]

US Sanctions On Venezuela Illegal Under UN, OAS And US Law

By Staff, -

The application of unilateral economic sanctions is an explicit violation of international law protected under the United Nation’s (U.N.) and Organization of American States’s (OAS) charters, [...]

An Honorable Course In Iran: End Sanctions, Resume Dialogue

By Kathy Kelly, The Progressive Magazine -

Last week, Elham Pourtaher, an Iranian graduate student at the State University of New York in Albany, wrote about how U.S. policies cause suffering and trauma far beyond U.S. borders. Her [...]

So Who Is Reporting That Trump Sanctions Have Killed Thousands Of Venezuelans?

By Joe Emersberger, -

I wrote on June 14 about Reuters burying (for over a month) a study (CEPR, 4/25/19)  by prominent economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot that links economic sanctions President Donald Trump [...]

The Mechanism Of Economic Sanctions: Changing Perceptions And Euphemisms

By Elias Davidsson, -

In our discussion we designate economic sanctions as “coordinated restrictions on trade and/or financial transactions intended to impair economic life within a given territory”[5]. To the extent [...]

How To Move Away From The Brink Of War With Iran

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

The United States has been waging an economic war against Iran ever since the Iranian Revolution overthrew the US-backed brutal shah in 1979, but that war has escalated recently with the [...]

Iran Goes For “Maximum Counter-Pressure”

By Pepe Escobar, -

Sooner or later the US “maximum pressure” on Iran would inevitably be met by “maximum counter-pressure”. Sparks are ominously bound to fly. For the past few days, intelligence circles across [...]

Starvation Sanctions Are Worse Than Overt Warfare

By Caitlin Johnstone, -

“We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday,” President Trump tweeted today. “I look forward to the day that Sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous [...]

March On The Pentagon Says “Hell, No” To More Imperialist War

By Cindy Sheehan, March on the Pentagon. -

Remember the Gulf of Tonkin false flag incident in 1964 that led to The Gulf of Tonkin resolution on August 7, 1964? Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, authorizing President Johnson [...]

White House Pushes ‘Trump Pulled Back’ Story

By Moon of Alabama. -

Last night U.S President Trump allegedly pulled back from a military strike against Iran after it had already been ordered. That is the official story but there are doubts that it is true. The [...]

Actions: No War, No Coup, End The Sanctions, Troops Home Now

By UNAC and Green Party Peace Action Committee, Popular Resistance. -

As you know, two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman were disabled by explosions on Thursday, June 13.  The US government announced that it was Iran that did it.  Iran knows that such a move would [...]

US Sanctions Violate Human Rights And International Code Of Conduct

By Staff, -

GENEVA (6 May 2019) – An independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council has expressed deep concern at the recent imposition of unilateral coercive measures on Cuba, Venezuela and Iran [...]