The US has imposed economic sanctions against 39 countries. In many cases, this denies them access to medicine and medical equipment as well as access to world markets for food and other necessities. During the coronavirus crisis the US, with the highest death count in the world, has upped the sanctions against countries like Iran and Venezuela, and has tried to weaponize COVID-19 to bring down governments that will not follow the dictates of Washington and Wall Street. The UN has asked that sanctions be loosened during this crisis but the US has done the opposite. Many US allies have broken with them and sent medical aid to some of these countries. Now is an important time for the people in the US to come out strongly against these sanctions, which are simply war by other means. US Sanctions during COVID-19 Pandemic are a global threat.

This video of a webinar that occurred May 9th features government representatives of several countries under harsh US imposed sanctions. The speakers include:

Cuba — Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal, Charge des Affaires of the Cuban Mission to the UN

Zimbabwe — Omowale Clay, December 12th Movement, long time black liberation activist, targeted by FBI in 1984 political show trial known as NY 8

Nicaragua — Francisco O Campbell, Nicaraguan Ambassador to the U.S.

Syria — Dr. Bashar Ja’afari, Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations

Venezuela — Carlos J. Ron Martinez, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

Iran - Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Ambassador to the United Nations

Thanks to The United National Antiwar Coalition and other members of the Sanctions Kill Coalition including:

Vererans for Peace


US Peace Council

December 12th Movement

Alliance for Global Justice

Intereligious Foundation for Community Organization

Pastors for Peace

Popular Risistance

International Action Center

Black Alliance for Peace

For more information on the Sanctions Kill Coalition:

Program Details
Topics Sanctions, Covid-19, Activism
Episode S9E18
Broadcast Week May 18th 2020
Duration 00:00:00
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English
  On YouTube

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