Covid-10 and America: The Fire This Time

by Wilmer, J. Leon III, published on Black Agenda Report, May 6, 2020 It is immoral if not criminal for the US to increase sanctions through its “maximum pressure campaigns” against Venezuela, Iran, Cuba and Palestine. “Weaponizing disease for political purposes to bring about regime change is the same as germ warfare and should be considered a crime against humanity.” Time[…]

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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 COVID-19 Pandemic Makes Clear the Need to Cooperate Despite Political Differences

Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, published on Resumen, April 16, 2020 The impact of COVID-19 can already be measured and will be assessed in the future by the striking numbers of people infected, the unacceptable numbers of deaths, the unquestionable damages to the world economy, production, trade, employment and personal income of millions of people. It is a crisis that[…]

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Nicaragua and the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Stephen Sefton – Tortillas con Sal, published on TeleSUR English, March 30, 2020 While each country’s experience facing the COVID-19 pandemic is different, some common fundamental factors can make the difference between a widespread catastrophe and relative stability. Nicaragua has so far been among the most successful countries in Latin America in protecting its population from the virus while[…]

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Capitalism Is the Virus! Bail Out Working People, Not the Corporate Elite!

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action. The U.S. Senate’s March 25, $2 trillion 97-0, COVID-19 corporate bailout vote gifted the ruling rich an amount never exceeded in world history. The overwhelming portion went directly to the coffers of the billionaire elite for whom the lives of literally millions of Americans are subordinate to their horror at seeing their casino[…]

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US Blockade Prevents Medical Supplies from Reaching Cuba

Published on TeleSUR English, April 1 , 2020 It is interesting to note that Jack Ma also donated masks and ventilators to the United States.[ed] Jack Ma, a Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba, allocated a donation of masks, rapid diagnostic kits, and ventilators. This aid was intended for the patients affected by COVID-19 and the medical staff on the[…]

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Statement of Condemnation of the Decision of USA Against Venezuela

The WPC Secretariate, March 26, 2020 The World Peace Council condemns strongly the decision of the US Attorney General, on behalf of the US administration, to announce criminal charges against the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and other high-ranking officials with the pretext of their alleged involvement in international drug trafficking. The US General Attorney threatens to designate[…]

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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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Media Struggle to Defend Washington’s Cruelty Toward Venezuela and Iran as Coronavirus Spreads

by Joe Emersberger, published on FAIR, March 25, 2020 An Associated Press article (New York Times, 3/17/20) headlined “IMF Rejects Maduro’s Bid for Emergency Loan to Fight Virus” declared: The request is an about-face for Maduro, who for years refused to share economic data with the Washington-based lender and just last month condemned it as a tool of US imperialism.[…]

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