Sanctions are War!
End Sanctions Now!
The global COVID-19 pandemic and global economic crash challenge all humanity. Only scientific and technological cooperation and global solidarity can avert disaster. Instead Washington escalates sanctions and threatens war. U.S. economic sanctions block essential medicines and food killing tens of thousands of people. Sanctions on one-third of the world’s population impacts the entire world. We must renew our efforts to END all U.S. imposed sanctions.
Sanctions are imposed by the United States and its junior partners against countries that resist their agendas. They are a weapon of Economic War, resulting in chronic shortages of basic necessities, economic dislocation, chaotic hyperinflation, artificial famines, disease, and poverty. In every country, the poorest and the weakest – infants, children, the chronically ill and the elderly – suffer the worst impact of sanctions.
US imposed sanctions, violate international law and are a tool of regime change. They impact a third of humanity in 39 countries. They are a crime against humanity used, like military intervention, to topple popular governments and movements. They provide economic and military support to pro-US right-wing forces.
The US economic dominance and its +800 military bases worldwide demands all other countries participate in acts of economic strangulation. They must end all normal trade relations, otherwise they risk having Wall Street’s guns pointed at them. The banks and financial institutions that are responsible for the devastation of our communities at home drive the plunder of countries abroad.
As an initial step for this campaign we encouraged mobilizations and educational efforts to be organized prior to, during, and after the International Days of Action against US imposed Sanctions and Economic War on March 13-15, 2020. NOW is an opportunity to further combine efforts to raise consciousness on this crucial issue.
Sanctions Kill.org will sponsor webinars, education and other efforts and actions on sanctions during the COVID-19 crisis and build toward an International Week of Actions Against US-Imposed Sanctions and Economic War from May 25-31, 2020. A conference held in Cuba first called this action, which coincides with African Liberation Day, May 25. (The largest number of sanctioned countries are in Africa.)
We urge activists to develop creative actions to overcome the physical separation needed to prevent virus spread. We will continue sharing ideas through Sanctions Kill! Send your ideas to email@example.com.