Read & Sign: April 2024:  Tell Congress: STOP PUNISHING NICARAGUANS FOR THEIR INTEGRITY AND INDEPENDENCE . Nicaragua faces increasing economic sanctions after speaking up for Palestine at the ICJ, and against those who facilitate Israel’s genocide in Gaza.    Vote NO on S.1881/H.R.6954.   Don’t increase already oppressive economic sanctions on the people of Nicaragua!  End all unilateral economic coercive measures on Nicaragua and everywhere!

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What Are Sanctions?

This founding statement of the SanctionsKill Campaign was issued in 2019, translated into 14 languages, signed by thousands of organization and individuals and circulated widely.

Read the Statement in: Bulgarian/БЪЛГАРСКИChinese/中文  *   Creole/Kreyòl  *  English   *  Farsi/فارسی  *  French/Français  *  German/Deutsch  *  Italian/Italiano  *  Japanese/日本語  *  Korean/한국어  *  Malay/Melayu Portuguese/Português  *  Russian/Pусский  *  Serbo-Croation/Српскохрватски  *  Spanish/Español  *  Tagalog  *  Turkish/Türkçe  *

Sanctions are imposed by the United States and its junior partners against countries that resist their agendas. They are a weapon of Economic War, resulting in chronic shortages of basic necessities, economic dislocation, chaotic hyperinflation, artificial famines, disease, and poverty. In every country, the poorest and the weakest – infants, children, the chronically ill and the elderly – suffer the worst impact of sanctions.US imposed sanctions, violate international law and are a tool of regime change. They impact a third of humanity in 39 countries. They are a crime against humanity used, like military intervention, to topple popular governments and movements. They provide economic and military support to pro-US right-wing forces.The US economic dominance and its +800 military bases worldwide demands all other countries participate in acts of economic strangulation. They must end all normal trade relations, otherwise they risk having Wall Street’s guns pointed at them. The banks and financial institutions that are responsible for the devastation of our communities at home drive the plunder of countries abroad.Many organizations have been fighting Sanctions and Economic War for some time. NOW is an opportunity to combine efforts to raise consciousness on this crucial issue.This broad campaign will include protests and demonstrations, lobbying, petition drives and all forms of educational efforts.If you have not already endorsed, please join us now.

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What Countries are Sanctioned?

US sanctions affect a third of humanity with more than 8,000 measures impacting more than 40 countries. The countries imposing economic sanctions are the wealthiest, the most powerful, and the most industrially developed countries in the world. The intention is to choke the economies of developing countries, most of which were formerly colonized. Sanctions on one country impact the economies of the whole region. As of September 2022 it includes the following countries:

Afghanistan Iran Paraguay
Belarus Iraq Russia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Korea – DPRK
Central African Republic Laos Somalia
China – PRC Lebanon South Sudan
Congo – DRC Liberia Sudan
Cuba Libya Syria
Cyprus *Lugansk Tunisia
*Donetsk Mali Turkey
Eritrea Moldova Uganda
Ethiopia Montenegro Venezuela
Guinea Myanmar Yemen
Guinea – Bisseau Nicaragua Zimbabwe
Haiti Palestine  

* Donetsk and Lugansk have now joined Russia.  However the Western powers don’t acknowledge that, so their separate sanctions remain along with those inherited from Russia.  In fact, Donetsk and Lugansk were not acknowledged as ‘independent’ when they were initially sanctioned for asserting independence.