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07.07.2019

Royal Marines seize Iranian tanker under orders from US

Royal Marines seize Iranian tanker under orders from US

By Chris Marsden Britain’s seizure of an Iranian supertanker carrying 2 million barrels of oil is an act of piracy and a major escalation in tensions that threaten to spiral out of control. It was carried out at the behest of the United States as part of the campaign of… »

03.05.2019

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

More than 40,000 people have died in Venezuela since 2017 as a result of U.S. sanctions, according to a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research co-authored by economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot. The report examines how U.S. sanctions have reduced the availability of food and… »

11.02.2019

The Venezuela Myth Keeping Us from Transforming Our Economy

The Venezuela Myth Keeping Us from Transforming Our Economy

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is getting significant media attention these days, after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview that it should “be a larger part of our conversation” when it comes to funding the Green New Deal. According to MMT, the government can spend… »

26.02.2016

The Koreas: Negotiations on Negotiations Redux

The Koreas: Negotiations on Negotiations Redux

Negotiations on Negotiations Redux by Stephan Haggard | February 23rd, 2016 From: The Peterson Institute for International Economics  The North Korea community has been stirred up over a piece by Alastair Gale and Carol… »

09.10.2015

The hidden side of sanctions against North Korea

The hidden side of sanctions against North Korea

The economy of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has suffered through decades of international sanctions -that were intensified after the two nuclear tests of 2006 and 2009-and the imposition of extended controls over its economy and trade by the UN Security Council (UNSC). By Fragkiska Megaloudi The health system of… »

09.12.2014

Change the Iran policy now

Change the Iran policy now

The First Conference on ”World Against Violence and Extremism” is inaugurated here in Tehran this morning by President Rouhani. His idea was endorsed unanimously by the UN General Assembly last year. This PressInfo was written before I came to Iran. The last round of negotiations between Iran and the… »

13.08.2013

International solidarity against inhuman sanctions

International solidarity against inhuman sanctions

With the escalation of unilateral inhuman sanctions against the people of Iran on the pretext of Iran’s nuclear activities, which have caused countless economic and medicinal problems and a shortage of vital medical equipment in Iran, a petition has been prepared entitled International Solidarity against Inhuman Sanctions, prepared by NGOs in Consultative Status to ECOSOC,… »

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