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…

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,…

Who is Blocking the Supply of Oil Needed by Europe?

Vladimir Danilov The global energy crisis and the US anti-Russian sanctions due to the special operation in Ukraine have led to the fact that Europe is now spending about 10% of GDP on energy resources, according to analysts of Black Rock, one of the world’s largest investment companies. The last time the Old World spent…

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…

Russian Oil Sanctions: The Coming Energy Catastrophe

Yoselina Guevara The Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Alexander Novak, warned this Monday, March 7, that the ban on Russian oil imports would have “catastrophic” consequences for the world market. In fact, the sanctions that Western countries are imposing on Moscow for the special military operation it is carrying out in Ukraine have…

Sanctions on Russia are Shaking the World, Including the West which Imposed Them

Elijah J. Magnier “We cannot replace Russian gas overnight,” Germany announced, followed by France to confirm that “its stockpile of gas will not be enough if Russia stops supplying us.” Hungary did not hesitate to reveal that “its economy and local currency will collapse if energy-related sanctions are imposed on Russia.” Finland confirmed that it…

Russia’s Judo Kick to the Western Financial Gut

Pepe Escobar Washington’s sanctions on Moscow will destroy Europe, not Russia. The battlefield is drawn. The official Russian blacklist of hostile sanctioning nations includes the US, the EU, Canada and, in Asia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore (the only one from Southeast Asia). Notice how that ‘international community’ keeps shrinking. The Global South should be aware…

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…