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On the eve of renewed sanctions by Washington, an Iranian protester holds a burning picture of President Donald Trump outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 4, 2018. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images) Views
U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage That Is Deadly, Illegal, and Ineffective
Whether in Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea or one of the 20 countries under the boot of U.S. sanctions, the Trump administration is using its economic weight to try to exact regime change or major policy changes in countries around the globe
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Workers from Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, participate in an anti-imperialist march  to support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in front of the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela on January 31, 2019.  The US slapped sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA in an attempt to cut off a vital source of funds. (Photo/YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Why Venezuela Is the Vietnam of Our Time
On April 30, 1975, the United States learned an important lesson. The capture of Saigon by the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) would mark the defeat of the world’s most powerful military force by an army of guerrilla fighters. No matter the scale of its military, or the weight of the iron fist it...
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Militia members and supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro take part in a march to protest against economic measures imposed by the US government and support the CLAP (Local Committee for Supply and Production) box -which contains basic family basket products at a low cost- in Caracas, Venezuela on June 8, 2019. Views
Big Media Get Big Things Wrong on Venezuela
Big media have got some big things wrong on Venezuela. Who can forget CNN's May 5 claim that "pressure is mounting on Maduro to step down, following elections in January in which voters chose opposition leader Juan Guaidó over him for president"? As Dave Lindorff noted for FAIR.org, six reporters...
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Reuters depiction (6/7/19) of Venezuelan refugees. (Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters) Views
Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried By Reuters for Over a Month
It is up to all of us to not be passive consumers of news, and continually bear in mind that the news we are getting about official enemies may be less than half the story
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U.S. sanctions against Venezuela have already killed 40,000 people between 2017 and 2018, according to a report by Mark Weisbrot and Columbia University’s Jeffrey Sachs. (Photo: Courtesy of the authors) Views
Sanctions Are Genocidal, and They Are the US’s Favorite Weapon
Far from precision-guided munitions, sanctions are weapons of starvation, which target the most vulnerable civilians for slow and painful death by deprivation of food and medicine
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Beach chairs are lined up for a show at the beach of the Cayo Blanco key, a 50 minute ride in Catamaran from Varadero, on May 12, 2019, in Cayo Blanco, Cuba. Cuban tourism is facing challenges as the US government recently tightened its embargo on Cuba activating the Title III of the Helms Burton law increasing the pressure on the Cuban government by allowing U.S. courts to prosecute international companies which have worked with properties nationalized in Cuba since 1959. (Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Mambo ph Views
Travel to Cuba Falls Victim to John Bolton’s Wrath
John Bolton hates the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua— calling them the “troika of tyranny” and the “three stooges of socialism”—and is determined to use his time as National Security Advisor to eliminate the vestiges of socialism in our hemisphere. He has openly stated that the 1823...
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'It Is Not a Forum for Coup-Mongering,' Venezuelan Official Says After US Walks Out of Arms Control Conference
"We regret that the representative of the United States and its docile allies continue to bring to this forum matters that are outside the mandate."
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An Academic Arrested for Protecting the Venezuela Embassy
As a scholar and educator, there are times when standard tools of teaching, publishing, and public speaking aren't enough. There are times when we need to put our bodies on the line.
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Venezuelan Government Denounces US Seizure of Embassy, Arrest of Peace Activists as Violation of Vienna Convention
"We do not authorize any of the coup leaders to enter our embassy in Washington D.C.," said deputy foreign minister on behalf of Maduro government
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Medea Benjamin speaks at the U. S. Hands Off Venezuela rally in Washington, D.C. on March 16, 2019. News
To Counter Trump's Hawks, CodePink's Medea Benjamin Says It's Time to "Build Up an Anti-War Movement Again"
"We have to be pushing our members of Congress to speak out forcefully against what the Trump administration is now doing," says the activist.
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