Oppose U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Illegal and criminal interference

Statement by the Chicago Anti-War Coalition (CAWC) This Statement is part of a series by the Chicago Anti-War Coalition (CAWC) updating the latest on the U.S. government’s brutal and illegal sanctions and attacks on various countries.  It is meant to help us build our opposition, and further join in the International Campaign Against U.S. Sanctions. This Statement mainly focuses on the U.S. sanctions[…]

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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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Defiance Against US Dollar War and Caesar Act Sanctions

by Hassan Nasrallah, published on Centre for Counter Hegemonic Studies, June 16, 2020 Extract from the translation of a speech on June 16, 2020.   He is talking about the effects of the increasing US economic war on Lebanon (and also Syria).  This is interesting as it is an international reflection of the struggles of domestic resistance to the US racist[…]

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US Declares a Vaccine War on the World

by Prabir Purkayastha, published on Asia Times, May 27, 2020 Donald Trump launched a new vaccine war this month, but not against the virus. It was against the world. The United States and the UK were the only two holdouts in the World Health Assembly from the declaration that vaccines and medicines for Covid-19 should be available as public goods, and not under exclusive patent[…]

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Lift Syrian Sanctions Before Coronavirus Creates a Perfect Storm

by Steven Sahiounie, published on Middle East Discourse, March 16, 2020 The US and EU sanctions on Syria have taken a toll on the health and welfare of the Syrian people for many years.  They were designed to ‘hurt’ the Syrian government, but have only hurt the innocent unarmed Syrian civilians caught in the middle of a US-NATO-EU attack on[…]

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Venezuela’s CITGO in Danger as Maduro Seeks Debt Renegotiation

From Venezuelanalysis.com, October 2, 2019 Edited and with additional reporting by Lucas Koerner from Philadelphia. Caracas – A US court has ruled that Canadian mining giant Crystallex can move forward in seizing assets from Venezuelan oil subsidiary CITGO. The World Bank’s international arbitration tribunal awarded Crystallex US $1.4 billion in compensation for the 2008 nationalization of Las Cristinas gold mine[…]

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Sanctions Kill: Economic Warfare and the Migration Crisis (Video)

by Sara Flounders published on the Peace Report Station on Youtube, July 25, 2019 Sara gives an excellent lecture on the recent history, the political and economic components of international sanction  and the context of modern siege warfare. Sara Flounders is an American political writer who has been active in ‘progressive’ and anti-war organizing since the 1960s.  Sara is Co-Director[…]

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U.S. Takes Aim at Iran, Threatens Military Action

by Nick Baker, published on Socialist Action, July 9, 2019 As U.S. imperialism ceaselessly spreads its tentacles around the globe, its latest victim, yet again, is Iran, the strategically located oil-rich Middle Eastern nation that has resisted U.S. and British colonial domination for over a century. Since its 1979 Revolution that ousted the murderous dictatorship of Shah (meaning “King”) Reza[…]

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Venezuela Fights Back! The Bolivarian Revolution Continues!

Photo: A Venezuelan supporter of President Nicolas Maduro gold a sign that reads: “Going forward with Maduro.”  ~TeleSUR Gallery, January 2019 by Alison Bodine, Fire This Time, January, 2019 A summary of the words most commonly appearing in mainstream news headlines about Venezuela in 2018 would include “humanitarian crisis,” “chaos,” “dictatorship,” and “failed state,” among other alarming buzzwords. Far reflecting[…]

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NICA-Act-2: US NICA Act Aims to Cut Nicaragua Access to Capital While Nicaragua Targets US Funding Pipeline to the Opposition

by Chuck Kaufman, from NicaNotes, December 19, 2018 The Nicaraguan government removed the legal standing last week of nine non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that supported the attempted coup that disrupted much of the country for three months last spring and summer. It should also be remembered that Violeta Chamorro removed the legal standing of nine NGOs when she was president from[…]

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