Archive for the ‘Sanctions’ Category

Venezuela Is The Fifth Country With Most ‘Sanctions’ In The World

Above Photo: Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez presenting the latest report sent to the International Criminal Court on the illegal sanctions issue. The Office of the Vice President of Venezuela. Says New Report Sent To International Criminal Court. Venezuela has submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) a new report containing […]

MintPress News Confronts Senator Cruz On Murderous US Sanctions

Above Photo: Ben Rubinstein / Twitter. Las Vegas — On Saturday, MintPress News’ Ben Rubinstein ran into Senator Ted Cruz at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. Recognizing the senator’s long-standing support for economic warfare on the Global South via unilateral coercive measures, or sanctions, Rubinstein jumped at the chance to confront Cruz. “Senator, can you tell […]

MPs Call for UK to Tighten Sanctions on Burma

The Government is being urged by MPs to extend sanctions against the military regime in Burma (also known as Myanmar) while pressing for an international arms embargo. The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said the crisis triggered by the ousting of the country’s civilian leaders in a coup in February called for “swift, coordinated action” by […]

Coons: U.S. Sanctions Partially Created Conditions for Cuba Uprising

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) stated that the oppression of Cuba’s Communist government “has created the conditions, in combination with our sanctions and with COVID, for a popular uprising.” Coons listed examples of countries where “government action is oppressing their people and causing famine, so too is the […]

Andrea Mitchell: Trump’s Sanctions and COVID ‘Cratered’ Cuba’s Economy

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” host Andrea Mitchell said that while she knows why people criticized Cuba’s regime, “COVID has, on top of the Trump sanctions, cratered their economy.” During an interview with Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Mitchell asked, “I want to ask you about Cuba. Because I know all of the […]

Russia Bans 9 Prominent Canadians From Its Territory in Sanctions Response

Russia will ban nine prominent Canadian citizens from entering its territory indefinitely, its foreign ministry said on Monday, in a response to Canadian sanctions imposed in March over human rights concerns. Canada on March 24 set new sanctions on nine Russian officials over “gross and systematic violations of human rights in Russia.” Ottawa is particularly […]

US Trying To Extradite Diplomat For The ‘Crime’ Of Securing Food For The Hungry

US Trying To Extradite Diplomat For The ‘Crime’ Of Securing Food For The Hungry By Roger Harris, Popular Resistance. May 23, 2021 | Educate! Above photo: Alex Saab. Orinoco Tribune. The case of Alex Saab v. the Empire. The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic […]

US, UK, EU Barbaric Sanctions Are Killing Syrians

The following is a short five minute paper I presented to the Arab International Forum to lift sanctions against Syria which was held on the 6th May 2021:  In order to review the sanctions against Syria, we must see these sadistic, punitive measures in greater context. We must review US UK and EU neocolonialist foreign […]

Canada’s New Democratic Party passes motion to sanction Israel

At the New Democratic Party’s (NDP) convention last week, party members overwhelmingly passed a motion to sanction Israel. The policy book forthe center-left political party, which has existed in Canada since 1961, will now include a boycott of goods from illegal settlements and an arms embargo on the country. “The adoption of this policy today […]

Does Canada’s Unilateral Sanctions Regime Violate International Law?

Above photo: iStock. Sanctions constitute a form of collective punishment and could be considered a war crime under the Fourth Geneva Convention. Is Canada breaking international law when it applies to unilateral coercive economic measures, commonly referred to as sanctions? Most countries and international law experts believe sanctions are only legitimate when approved by the […]

China in Focus (March 29): China Sanctions US, Canadian Officials

China issues new sanctions for U.S. officials and members of Canada’s parliament. To boycott or not to boycott? It’s a dilemma some Chinese sports associations are facing over footwear brand Nike. Hundreds of million-dollar contracts link them to the American brand. Fashion brand Hugo Boss is dealing with trouble over cotton from Xinjiang. Its back-and-forth […]

‘Don’t give murderers a free pass’: Outrage as Biden refuses to sanction MBS

Activists and lawmakers say Saudi crown prince must face consequences after US intelligence report confirmed he was responsible for Khashoggi murder US intelligence assessment revealed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman authorised the assassination (AFP/File photo) By Ali Harb, Umar A Farooq in Washington Published date: 27 February 2021 00:06 UTC | The virtual ink on a US intelligence report blaming Mohammed […]

Is Biden Committing Diplomatic Suicide Over The Iran Nuclear Agreement?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. February 17, 2021 | Educate! Above photo: CODEPINK. As Congress still struggles to pass a COVID relief bill, the rest of the world is nervously reserving judgment on America’s new president and his foreign policy, after successive U.S. administrations have delivered unexpected and damaging shocks […]

UN Special Rapporteur Urges US To Lift The Blockade Against Venezuela

Above photo: Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures. AFP. NOTE: Sign the petition calling on the Biden administration to end the economic war at SanctionsKill.org/petition. And join us on Saturday, February 27 at 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific for a training on the new Sanctions Kill toolkit. Click […]

Biden Threatens Sanctions Against Nigeria For Not Embracing LGBTQI+

    Joe Biden has issued a presidential memorandum threatening “financial sanctions” on African countries for failing to embrace the LGBTQI+ agenda. The memorandum directs federal agencies to “conduct and expand efforts to combat discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and intolerance on the basis of LGBTQI+ status or conduct”, with an annual report detailing the status of […]

Investigation to Move Forward: Everything You Need to Know about ICC Latest Ruling on Israeli War Crimes (SPECIAL REPORT)

February 6, 2021 ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. (Photo: UN Website) By Palestine Chronicle Staff On Friday, February 5, the last hurdle in the way of an international investigation into war crimes committed in occupied Palestine has been removed, as the International Criminal Court in the Hague has finally approved the Prosecutor’s request to open legal proceedings regarding […]

Capitol Riot Brings US Foreign Policy Home

There needs to be soul searching and truth telling about invasions, interventions, coups and sanctions that are far more destructive than the Trump lovers could ever be. “The United States is not a ‘beacon of democracy’ or ‘shining city on a hill.’” The attack on the United States Capitol was yet another trauma created by […]

Pompeo’s Iran/al-Qaeda Delusion

Pompeo’s Iran/al-Qaeda Delusion With just days left for the Trump administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared this week that Iran is the “new home base” for al-Qaeda and announced an additional round of sanctions on the country. Pompeo accused the nation of harboring and supporting the terrorist group’s forces, claiming it operated “under the […]

US Designates Cuba As A ‘Sponsor Of Terrorism’

US Designates Cuba As A ‘Sponsor Of Terrorism’ Above photo: On Monday January 11, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US has put Cuba back on the list of countries that sponsor terrorism. Secretary State Twitter. Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez Padilla criticized the move and called it hypocritical and cynical. The […]

New Venezuelan Parliament: Those Responsible For Political Instability And Looting Should Be Behind Bars

NOTE: Like Bolivia is doing now that they ended the US-backed coup, Venezuela’s new parliament is taking immediate steps to hold people accountable for working with the United States to conduct a regime change operation and to steal billions of dollars in Venezuelan assets.  – MF Caracas, Venezuela – Today, the first Vice President of […]

Venezuela Advances In Case Against The US Before International Criminal Court

Collaborates in ‘Venezuela I’ Case. The International Criminal Court (ICC), in its annual report, confirmed the deposit of evidence by Venezuelan authorities regarding the lawsuit (Venezuela II) against United States officials for committing crimes against humanity as a result of the blockade and the coercive measures imposed on the Caribbean country. The information was released […]

The ‘European Democracy Action Plan’ Risks Sanctioning EU Citizens For Exercising Free Speech

Source By Andrew Korybko American political analyst 3 DECEMBER 2020 The long-waited “European Democracy Action Plan” has finally been unveiled, but its proposal to sanction alleged purveyors of so-called “disinformation” is extremely worrisome because people (including EU citizens) might have their fundamental rights and freedoms violated if they’re punished for publishing and/or sharing content that’s been […]

Fuel Shortages In Venezuela

Fuel Shortages In Venezuela [embedded content] What’s behind Venezuela’s fuel shortages? We investigate in our latest video with Tatuy Tv. Fuel shortages have become of the main issues in Venezuela. The mainstream media, always on board the regime change bandwagon, is keen to report that “the country with the world’s largest oil reserves” has no […]

US Intervenes As Venezuela Prepares For High Stakes Election

By Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. November 27, 2020 | Educate! Above photo: A woman attends to an electoral college during the second mock-vote, Venezuela, Nov. 16, 2020. EFE. The US finally appointed an ambassador to Venezuela after a decade hiatus and in the runup to the Venezuelan National Assembly elections. The new ambassador, James […]

Trump Administration Imposes Crushing New Sanctions On Iran

Above photo: The US president has authorised Mr Pompeo to sanction ‘any part’ of Iran’s economy. Pool/AFP via Getty Images. NOTE: It is important to remember that what the United States is doing to Iran is economic warfare. The economic measures are not technically “sanctions” and are illegal under international law. The United States tried […]

Saudi Arabia arrests 10 with alleged ties to Iran

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia said Monday its security forces uncovered a “terrorist cell” with alleged ties to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and have detained 10 people in connection. A statement issued by the Presidency of State Security, which is overseen by the king and crown prince, said three of those detained had received training […]

US Sanctions Opposition Parties In Venezuela Ahead Of Elections

Above photo: A man passes a mural of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, July 22, 2020. Ariana Cubillos | AP. US hoping to force an outcome. Sanctions on Venezuela are nothing new. But Secretary of State Pompeo recently took the unusual step of sanctioning leaders of local opposition parties in an attempt to pressure […]

A Doctor Smuggles Lifesaving Equipment

Above photo: A doctor in Idlib in June. Anas Alkharboutli/Pcture-Alliance/DPA/AP Images. NOTE: This article illustrates how US imposed economic coercive measures harm people in the countries that are targeted and how people are working around the sanctions to provide basic necessities. Unfortunately, this article also uses terms like the “Assad regime” and tries to portray it […]

US Bully In Last Chance Saloon

Above photo: Darko Bandic/AP. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week the reimposition of international sanctions against Iran. Trouble is nobody is listening to Washington’s remonstrations any longer. Not only has the emperor no clothes, he’s lost bullying power too. The Trump administration asserts it has the legal right to invoke “snapback” UN sanctions […]

Venezuela – A Tribute for Endless Pursuit of Democracy

September 19, 2020 by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog Venezuela is again the shining light of Democracy – pushing ahead with the 6 December National Assembly (NA) elections – despite the endless challenges of covid – of sanctions, of embargos, of confiscation of foreign assets, and even of a totally illicit blockage of reserve […]

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