The Geopolitics of Famine

Scott Ritter Most geopolitical analysts can agree that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has detrimentally impacted the global economy. This is especially true when it comes to food security, with supplies disrupted, prices skyrocketing, and shortages created that run the risk of causing famine. The US and European Union have accused Russia of “weaponizing food”…

New US Sanctions are Designed to Hit Nicaragua’s Poorest Citizens

John Perry The Biden administration has announced new sanctions which are intended to hit the poorest Nicaraguans – both in their pockets and in the public services on which they depend. This latest attack on a small Central American country is, as usual, dressed up as promoting democracy: the sanctions will “deny the Ortega-Murillo regime the…

EU Parliamentarian Calls to Sanction All Observers of Donbass Referendums

Max Blumenthal, Anya Parampil MEP Nathalie Loiseau of France is lobbying for individual sanctions on all observers of the Russian-organized referendums in the Donbass region. She has singled out journalist Vanessa Beeley not only for her coverage of the vote, but for her reporting on the foreign-back war against Syria’s government. A French Member of…

United Nations: Democracy and Terrorism

Stephen Sefton This week sees the opening of the seventy seventh session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization in the most conflict ridden international environment since World War II. In effect, NATO is attacking the Russian Federation in Ukraine and the United States is provoking China over Taiwan. Many people are concerned…

Russia and Europe: War of Sanctions and Energy Resources

Yoselina Guevara L. According to press agencies, Russia will not fully resume its gas supplies to Europe until the West lifts sanctions against Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated. He also referred to the specific case of maintenance work on the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline noting “we cannot say whether repair work will…

US Dependence on Russian Uranium and Sanctions Policies

Vladimir Danilov The energy crisis, exacerbated in recent months by Washington’s anti-Russian sanctions policy, is perhaps the worst such crisis since 1973, when Arab countries imposed an oil embargo to protest Western support for Israel in the Yom Kippur War. It has affected all Western states by now. While the search for new energy sources…

Why Germany Needs a Revolution

Eric Zuesse Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate displayed the yellow and blue colours of Ukraine in an act of solidarity – Image AP  Germany’s newsmedia — echoing America’s — have attributed the soaring fuel-prices to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which clearly is a lie, because the source is clearly Germany’s anti-Russian sanctions and termination of the Nord…

An Engineered Food and Poverty Crisis to Secure Continued US Dominance

Colin Todhunter In March 2022, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a “hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system” in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine. Guterres said food, fuel and fertiliser prices were skyrocketing with supply chains being disrupted and added this is hitting the poorest the hardest and planting the seeds for…

The US Blockade Against Cuba is an Act of War

HELEN YAFFE Cubans drive past the US embassy during a rally calling for the end of the US blockade. (YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images) For sixty years, the United States’ blockade against Cuba has worked to hinder the island’s development and prevent it from trading even with third countries. It’s time Washington stopped its cruel…

How China is Countering US Sanctions

Petr KonovalovFor many years there has been a rivalry between two world superpowers, namely, the United States and China. In recent years, it has developed into an outright struggle, during which the parties use various political and economic instruments against each other. Usually, the sanctions imposed by Washington against its rivals attract the most attention…

The Empire is Not Done Torturing Afghanistan

Pepe Escobar Photo Credit: The Cradle Despite its resounding defeat, NATO is not quite done with inflicting misery on the land of the Afghans Once upon a time, in a galaxy not far away, the Empire of Chaos launched the so-called “War on Terror” against an impoverished cemetery of empires at the crossroads of Central and South Asia….

Afghanistan: Massive Earthquake Magnifies Existing Crisis

Abayomi Azikiwe During the early morning hours of June 22, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the southeastern region of Afghanistan reportedly killing in excess of 1,000 people. This natural disaster will only compound the existing problems inside the Central Asian nation in the aftermath of a 20-year occupation by the United States and the North…

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,…