Cuba, Haiti, Helms-Burton and the Crime of Insubordination

Raúl Antonio Capote It took Haiti 122 years to pay off its debt of independence, a neocolonial strategy that remains in place and leads to chronic underdevelopment. Photo: Juvenal Balán Haiti was the first free nation in Latin America and the Caribbean, the first nation in the modern world emerging from a slave revolt, and…

‘Ukraine Fatigue’ Intensifies as Sanctions Boomerang Ravages Western Economies

Drago Bosnic On February 24, the political West sounded decidedly self-confident as it expected Russia was heading back to the disastrous 1990s, with the country’s social and economic prospects seemingly in tatters. Russian forex reserves were stolen, banks cut off from SWIFT, Western airspace banned, while anything remotely connected to Russia and its magnificent civilizational contributions…

The Sanctioned: How Iran-Russia are Setting New Rules

Pepe Escobar Iran and Russia are taking the lead in establishing alternative financial networks to bypass western sanctions While China, keen to ward off US sanctions as long as possible, is lagging, its RIC partners Iran and Russia are doing the legwork to break the west’s global financial grip. The first Eurasia Economic Forum, held last week…

Russia Rewrites the Art of Hybrid War

Pepe Escobar Hybrid War is being fought predominantly in the economic/financial battleground – and the pain dial for the collective West will only go up. The ironclad fictional “narrative” imposed all across NATOstan is that Ukraine is “winning”. So why would weapons peddler retrofitted as Pentagon head Lloyd “Raytheon” Austin literally beg since late February…

Multi-Domain Operations: The US Wages Constant War and Across All Domains

Brian Berletic The United States has clearly transitioned militarily several times throughout its history, from the Cold War preparing to fight the Soviet Union using massive maneuver warfare to using the military that existed at the end of the Cold War to decimate the Iraqi army in the 1990’s, to shifting to a “small wars”…

Venezuela Seeks Investigation by International Criminal Court (ICC) as to Whether U.S. Sanctions Constitute Crimes Against Humanity

Ryan Swan Adopted as part of regime-change operation, sanctions have killed at least 40,000 Venezuelans. Economic coercive measures, commonly known as economic sanctions, are a means of coercive pressure through disruption of trade relations and economic isolation. The use of sanctions under international law is governed chiefly by Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter,…

Russia Threatens Its Enemies with a Tsunami of Sanctions

Elijah J. Magnier Gas still continues to flow into Europe through the Yamal-Europe pipeline, Blu stream 1 and 2, Nord-Stream 1 and Turkstream despite the undeclared war between the U.S. and its European allies on Russia in the territories of Ukraine. However, the West has found an adversary that has many cards to play and…

Ukraine: Negotiation or Catastrophe

Luis Picazo Casariego Behind the reduction of the narrative of the Ukrainian conflict to the absurd idea of the invasion of an imperialist madman lies perhaps the greatest challenge that global civilization will have to face in the coming years. Several events over the course of 2021 raise suspicions that this war was expected and…

How Russia Will Counterpunch the U.S.- EU Declaration of War

Pepe Escobar The unelected, uber-Kafkaesque EU machine in Brussels has chosen to commit a triple hara-kiri by grandstanding as abject vassals of the Empire, destroying any remaining French and German sovereignty impulses and imposing alienation from Russia-China. Only self-sufficiency affords total independence. And the Big Picture has also been keenly understood by the Global South….

Who Sanctions the United States?

Who sanctions the United States? Which media questions its hundreds of worldwide military bases? Bolivian MAS Senator Leonardo Loza had this to say.