Archive for the ‘Sanctions’ Category

Venezuela’s Economy Will Grow 20% In 2022, Despite Illegal US Sanctions

Above Photo: A protest against US sanctions in Caracas, Venezuela in August 2019. Benjamin Norton. Major Switzerland-based bank Credit Suisse forecasts Venezuela’s real GDP growth to be 20% in 2022 and 8% in 2023. This is despite an illegal US blockade, which starved the government of 99% of its revenue, according to the top UN […]

French Corporations Remain Reluctant to Suspend Operations In Russia

PARIS (AP) – French automaker Renault plans to pause production at its Moscow plant in an apparent move to fend off mounting criticism, breaking ranks with other major French companies that have defied pressure to keep operating in Russia after it invaded Ukraine. Source

Europeans ‘Don’t Know What Rubles Look Like’ – EU Resists Order to Buy Gas In Russian Currency

BRUSSELS (AP) – President Vladimir Putin’s threat to have “unfriendly” countries pay for Russian natural gas exports only in rubles from now on got the not-so-friendly treatment from European Union nations Thursday. Source

Bitter

I love my anger. It motivates my activism. I am angry at violence, at racism, at injustice, at hypocrisy, at bigotry. My anger has served me well, as it is frequently the impetus for my writing. I am a firm believer that if you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention. And if you’re not paying […]

Sanctions: A Sanctimonious Word for Economic Warfare and Outright Theft

Above Photo: Protest against US assets theft in Kabul, Afghanistan December 21, 2021. Agence France Presse. The U.S. claims the right to sanction, to steal from other nations, with one-third of humanity suffering from these crimes. Sanctions are war by other means and cause great suffering around the world. The word “sanctions” emerged in the […]

The west doesn’t care about the people it kills

The west doesn’t care about the people it kills. Part of the evidence for this has been on the front pages of every newspaper and on every news show since Russia launched the Ukrainian invasion. The rest of the evidence is what has been missing on the front pages of the newspapers and TV shows. […]

Dem Rep. Auchincloss: We Should Impose ‘Secondary Sanctions Against China’ and Cut Off Russian Oil

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Alex Witt Reports,” Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) called for the U.S. to cut off imports of Russian oil in order to deprive them of “by far the most important source of hard currency” for them and also called for the U.S. to impose secondary sanctions against China and applying diplomatic pressure […]

Moscow Threatens to Nationalize Foreign Assets in Russia as Retaliation to Sanctions

    The former Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, hasn’t ruled out nationalizing the Russian-based assets of foreigners registered in “hostile jurisdictions.” The harsh step may be taken in response to the seizure of funds of Russian citizens abroad, the ex-leader, who is currently deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia, posted on Facebook. “They […]

Hundreds Of Reconstruction Projects Carried Out In Syria In 2021

NOTE: This article outlines the reconstruction in Syria after ten years of “terror war” perpetrated by the United States. It describes the amount of damage done and what it will cost to rebuild. These are the realities of war we need to understand. The United States continues to wage an economic war on Syria using […]

Eighth Round Of JCPOA Revival Talks Begin

Above Photo: Vahid Salemi / AP Photo. Iran Insists Petrol Export Sanctions Be Removed. The eighth round of talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal began on Monday, just days after the seventh round ended. Earlier this month, US posturing that Tehran’s sincerity was dubious nearly torpedoed the talks, which could defuse […]

USA Threatens to Ban the Sale of iPhones to Russia if Russia invades Ukraine

    The US is considering the possibility of banning exports of consumer and industrial technologies to Russia, such as components for smartphones and planes, if Moscow launches an invasion of Ukraine, news agency Reuters has claimed. Citing an unnamed source in the White House, the agency reported that a handful of American industries could […]

Iran Threatens Sanctions Against US Over Treatment Of Black Americans

Above Photo: A Man Looks At A George Floyd Statue At The Unveiling Of The SEENINJUSTICE Exhibit, Featuring Sculptures By Artist Chris Carnabucci At Union Square Park In New York, On Sept. 30, 2021. Bryan R. Smith / AFP Via Getty Images. An Iranian judicial official said the Islamic Republic is concerned about police brutality […]

Middle East Studies Association to vote on BDS resolution next year

On December 2 the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) overwhelmingly voted to advance a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution at the beginning of 2022. “Since Palestinian civil society first called on the international community to engage in boycotts, divestment, and sanctions in order to pressure Israel to end its military occupation and other rights […]

EU Correctly asks to Sanction Belarus for Allowing Arab Army to Invade Poland but why not ask to Sanction Turkey also?

    European Union officials are backing Poland’s accusations that Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko is conducting a form of “hybrid warfare” in unleashing armies of Arabs on the Polish border into the EU and yes these EU officials are right to blame Belarus for this but why aren’t these officials demanding the same thing for […]

Sanctions as a weapon targeting development

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair The United Nations is currently sanctioning groups in Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Libya, Guinea-Bissau, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Mali. Sanctions in Non-African countries include Iraq, Yemen, the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Lebanon, and North Korea. The Security Council states that “since 1966, the […]

EU Parliament sues European Commission over not Sanctioning Poland Enough for not Legalizing Gay Marriage and Adoptions

    The European Parliament has sued the executive branch of the EU government, the European Commission, on Friday, for its failure to use the sanctions mechanism against rule-breaking member states like Poland. The mechanism in question was introduced in late 2020 and allows the EU to withhold funding of member states that Brussels sees […]

Canada Breaks Sanctions Imposed on Iran: Recommends Administration of Iranian Vaccine

Posted on October 8, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians  October 8, 2021  By Staff In a guidance document titled: “COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals Vaccinated Outside of Ontario/Canada”, Canada’s Ministry of Health [MOH] officially authorizes Iran’s Barekat COVID-19 vaccine – an indirect recognition of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s efforts in the medical field as well as in […]

Israel-US Embarrassed Over Iranian Oil Arrival In Lebanon

Less than a month ago the Secretary General of Lebanese Hezbollah, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, announced during his Ashura speech that Iranian oil shipments were on their way to Lebanon, they arrived this Thursday and the Western governments are furious. So now the propaganda begins, to take away as much as possible from Hezbollah’s achievement. The […]

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 […]

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