The US Can’t Control the World

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, April 7, 2021 Slow-witted Joe Biden appears to think that we’re still in the age of the sole superpower, when in fact that era has come and gone. “China’s Belt and Road Initiative involves countries on every continent and provides opportunity where the western nations offer only debt and subjugation.” As this columnist[…]

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Bully Biden Bombs Syria, Slashes COVID-19 Payments and Drops $15 Minimum Wage

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, March 6, 2021 President Joseph Biden’s fealty to U.S. imperialism and its ruling class domestic agenda was demonstrated soon after his Jan. 20 White House arrival. Five days later he sent additional troops to northeastern Syria to fortify U.S. control of that U.S. beleaguered nation’s oil rich and most fertile agricultural region. On[…]

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U.S. Hands off Iran, Syria and Afghanistan!

Statement from Socialist Action National Committee, published on Socialist Action, January 11, 2021 President Trump’s waning months at the White House saw him cloistered with his top National Security team of warmakers considering whether to launch yet another round of deadly missile strikes against Iran. In the same timeframe, the ongoing U.S. imperial war against Syria saw multiple U.S.-Israeli-orchestrated missile[…]

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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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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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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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Why Sanctions During a Pandemic are Cruel and Mean Spirited

by Vijay Prashad and Paulo Estrada, published on MROnline, March 16, 2020 Swiftly moves the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), dashing across continents, skipping over oceans, terrifying populations in every country. The numbers of those infected rises, as do the numbers of those who have died. Hands are being washed, tests are being done, and social distance has become a new phrase.[…]

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To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran

by Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold, published on Countercurrents, March 13, 2020 This is overall a good piece, but I nearly didn’t publish it because of the paragraph towards the end  which begins- the Iranian government “grossly mishandled the beginning of the outbreak.”   What is the point of this hostile and unnecessary statement?  I suppose people like to have a[…]

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BigPharma’s Role: U.S. Sanctions Lead to Global Rise in Coronavirus

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, March 10, 2020 As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads, it is a clear reminder that germs and viruses don’t respect national boundaries in an interconnected world. But the mainstream press has certainly not publicized how corporate capitalism and imperialism cross national boundaries to destroy people’s health. The responsibility of U.S. corporate power, especially the medical-industrial[…]

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Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Pressure Group Pushes to Stop Medicine Sales to Iran

by Eli Clifton, published on Global Research, March 5, 2020 Despite a massive coronavirus-related public health crisis, an anti-Iran pressure group with close ties to the Trump administration is urging major pharmaceutical companies to “end their Iran business,” focusing on companies with special licenses — most often under a broadly defined “humanitarian exemption” — to conduct trade with Iran. [Ed,[…]

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