Government supporters in Caracas, Venezuela protest against US sanctions. (Federico Parra / AFP)
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US Sanctions and Venezuela’s Economy

by Tyrin Douangvichit As of January 22, 2021, the Treasury Department had imposed sanctions on roughly 166 Venezuelan or Venezuelan-connected individuals and the State Department had revoked the visas of more than 1,000 individuals and their families (FAS.org, Congressional Research Service). The current discourse on […]

Julia Ward Howe
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Mother’s Day Proclamation

The “Appeal to womanhood throughout the world” (later known as “Mother’s Day Proclamation”) by Julia Ward Howe was an appeal for women to unite for peace in the world. by Julia Ward Howe, 1870 Arise, all women who have hearts, whether your baptism be that […]

Yemen Emergency Rally, Cambridge, MA, April 17, 2021
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Yemen: Recognizing responsibility

by Deborah Belle Saturday’s rally in Brattle Square Plaza, Cambridge, MA, to end the U.S.-Saudi blockade of Yemen, began just as the morning’s rain ended and pedestrians returned to Harvard Square. Activists held signs and gave out leaflets urging an end to U.S. support for […]