Over 30 countries are targeted with sanctions by the U.S., including China, Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Sanctions are collective punishment against civilian populations. Sanctions kill. They result in chronic shortages, economic dislocation and chaotic hyperinflation. Those who impose sanctions aim to induce artificial famines, disease, poverty and despair among the most vulnerable.
In every country, the poorest and the weakest — infants, children, the chronically ill and the elderly — suffer the worst impact of sanctions.
These were just some of the points that Sara Flounders, co-coordinator of the International Action Center, spoke about in Philadelphia on July 23 at a meeting titled, “Sanctions Kill — Economic Warfare and the Migration Crisis.” A seven-minute video featuring part of her talk can be seen at tinyurl.com/y3um92sr/.