Action Alert:

Sanctions

As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, all nations must work together in the struggle stem and beat back the virus. Massachusetts Peace Action is working with organizations across the state to end the US imposed sanctions on countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, …

A discussion with Mark Weisbrot With elections scheduled in Bolivia for Oct. 18, we will look at how the Organization of American States (OAS) and U.S. government helped the Bolivian right to overturn the results of last year’s election and install a right wing government.  …

The Humanitarian Impacts of Sanctions on Women

August 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

This post is part three in a series about the intersection between peace issues and gender. This series is meant to push people to think critically about the ways in which women are distinctly impacted by peace issues. Issues of peace impact everyone; at the …

Kathy Kelly has lived alongside people in war zones who try to survive both military and economic warfare. In Iraq, she and her companions defied U.S./UN economic sanctions by delivering medical relief to Iraqi children and families. Thirteen years of economic sanctions didn’t necessarily cause …

The Virus of Sanctions: Flattening the Curve

July 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

by George Capaccio The coronavirus pandemic rages unabated in the United States. Shortages of life-saving drugs and essential equipment, medical facilities overwhelmed with critical cases, an increasing number of deaths from what should have been preventable causes—these are indications of a healthcare system in crisis. …

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