Imprisoned Venezuelan Diplomat Contests Extraterritorial Judicial Abuse

by Roger D. Harris, published on Dissident Voice,  April 11, 2022 Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab’s case took a dramatic turn as his legal defense team denounced the US government’s flagrant failure to respect long-standing diplomatic immunity conventions. Saab’s lawyer, David Rivkin, called the US government’s arguments before the 11th Circuit Court in Miami “utterly dangerous.” “The implication,” he added is[…]

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US Professors’ Union Asks Biden to Lift Blockade Against Cuba

From Prensa Latina, January 31, 2022 Washington, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) One of the largest university professors’ unions in the United States on Monday asked President Joe Biden to lift the “devastating financial and commercial blockade” imposed on Cuba for more than 60 years. The Professional Staff Congress (PSC) of the City University of New York (CUNY), affiliated to the[…]

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The Hidden Hand of the US Blockade Sparks Cuba Protests

by Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores,  published on CommonDreams, July 13, 2021 Protests erupted in various Cuban cities the weekend of July 11 over dire economic conditions and a surge in Covid-19 cases. They are the biggest protests to hit Cuba in three decades, and they may well continue in the coming weeks. They come on the heels of artists’[…]

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Hands off Cuba! End the Blockade!

Statement by the United National Antiwar Coalition The United National Antiwar Coalition stands firmly with the Cuban people and their revolutionary government against any US intervention in Cuba’s affairs. We continue our calls to lift the punitive US blockade of Cuba that has caused humanitarian shortages [and been tightened] during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The recent disruptions inside Cuba have[…]

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Biden Should Make Normalizing Relations with Cuba “A Priority”

by Medea Benjamin, June 1, 2021 Silvia from Miami, Eduardo from Hialeah, Abel from Lakeland. The names pour in on the donations page for “Syringes to Cuba” as Carlos Lazo promotes the campaign on his popular Facebook livestream. An energetic Cuban-American high school teacher in Seattle, Lazo created a group called Puentes de Amor, Bridges of Love, to unite Cuban[…]

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How the US Helped Push Lebanon to The Brink of Collapse

by Ben Norton, published on The Grayzone, August 13, 2020 As the people of Lebanon suffer through one of the worst economic crises in their nation’s conflict-ridden history, the Donald Trump administration is exploiting the disaster to force regime change and weaken Lebanese resistance groups. A massive explosion on August 4 devastated Lebanon’s capital Beirut, killing more than 150 people,[…]

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United States Imposed Economic Sanctions: The Big Heist

by Lauren Smith, published on MROnline, March 10, 2020 Since the start of the great recession in 2008 the U.S. has become increasingly dependent on the use of unilateral economic sanctions to achieve its policy objectives against its declared targets. Presently, sanctions impact one-third of humanity in 39 countries. Economic sanctions not only cause untold death and devastation to a[…]

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The World Must End The US’ Illegal Economic War

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, January 12, 2020 The United States is relying more heavily on illegal unilateral coercive measures (also known as economic sanctions) in place of war or as part of its build-up to war. In fact, economic sanctions are an act of war that kills tens of thousands of people each year[…]

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Israeli occupation costs Palestinians billions: UN

A recent UN report indicates that Israel has withheld tens of billions of dollars in taxes and duties that are due to the Palestinian Authority, placing Palestinians in a fiscal crisis and severely impacting development. by Barbara Bibbo, reposted on If Americans Knew from Al Jazeera, December 4, 2019 Israel’s withholding of taxes and duties due to the occupied Palestinian[…]

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