Like Old Time Pirates: US Seizes Venezuelan Oil and Sells It

from TeleSUR English, October 29, 2020 Venezuela faces gasoline supply problems due to arbitrary sanctions whereby the U.S. seeks to destabilize the Bolivarian revolution. The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s administration sold over 1.1 million barrels of refined petroleum that were onboard the Luna vessel, which was seized by the United States from Iran on[…]

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Missing Perspective in Media: Iran/Venezuela Ties Are None of US’s Business

by Gregory Shupak, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, June 10, 2020 The American state not only snuffs out lives by pressing knees to necks domestically, it also seeks to asphyxiate entire countries like Iran and Venezuela. When the US empire’s foes defy Washington’s dictates, corporate media willingly participate in drumming up a crisis over it—even when what’s at[…]

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Iran-Venezuela solidarity breaks U.S. blockade

By Kathy Durkin posted on Workers World,  May 26, 2020 In an act of solidarity, Iran is sending a fleet of five tankers carrying 1.53 million barrels of needed gasoline and related fuel products to Venezuela. On May 23 and 25, the first two ships traveled through the Caribbean Sea and entered Venezuelan territorial waters with a Venezuelan naval and[…]

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US Should Lift Economic Sanctions to Avoid More Deaths From Pandemic

by  Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), published on TeleSUR English, March 18, 2020 The U.S. government should immediately lift economic sanctions against Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, and other countries to avoid unnecessary deaths and more extensive propagation of the pandemic, said economist Jeffrey Sachs, professor, and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. While sanctions already[…]

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End Sanctions on Iran Petition

Iran is suffering terribly from the the combination of a serious outbreak of the novel coronavirus and US sanctions which make it difficult if not impossible for the Iranian state to acquire the resources necessary to fight the virus.   The result is a high death toll.  Meanwhile, just this week, the US (Congress and the Trump Administration) increased the severity[…]

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US vs Iran, Which Side Are You On?

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, January 30, 2020 On the brink of war with Iran the Trump administration presented to the American public and to the world the following stated or implied theses: That the U.S. was a civilized nation intent on preventing “terrorist nations” like Iran from destroying the world with nuclear weapons. That as the chief[…]

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The NYT’s Pro-War Arguments Against War With Iran

by Gregory Shupak, from FAIR, August 9, 2019 The New York Times has published five editorials since the beginning of May that are ostensibly critical of a possible military war between the United States and Iran. As anti-war arguments, however, they are woefully lacking—vilifying Iran without subjecting the US to comparable scrutiny, and hiding US aggression towards Iran. The editorials[…]

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Another Perspective on Middle East Peace

by Pepe Escobar,  published on Information Clearing House, August 6, 2019 Russia is meticulously advancing Eurasian chessboard moves that should be observed in conjunction, as Moscow proposes to the Global South an approach diametrically opposed to Western sanctions, threats and economic war. Here are three recent examples. Ten days ago, via a document officially approved by the United Nations, the[…]

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