COVID-19 & Sanctions

***March 2021: Letter from many groups to POTUS re: sanctions amid Covid-19 

***March 2021: From Lift Sanctions, Save Lives Coalition: Memo to Biden-Harris Transition Team: Recommendations regarding U.S. sanctions programs. pdf version available.  

***Feb 2021:   Dec 12 Movement: Covid-19 Letter to Black Congressional Leadership

***International Webinar. Sat, May 9, 2020; 4pm. This first in a series includes speakers from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, Syria, Cuba. FB Event. Sanctioned Countries Speak Out on COVID-1.

-SIGN THE  PLEDGE  To Resist US Sanctions and War

***KEY: OPEN LETTER/PETITION: Sign on Open Letter to Condemn Trump Administration’s Hypocritical Indictment on Drug Charges of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and High-Ranking Venezuelan Officials. In seven languages.

Please see many ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE (including may COVID-19 related Petitions). Below are just a few of many resources. Please send more to . 

ONE POSSIBLE ACTION: Take a photo of yourself holding a sign that calls for no war on Venezuela and stop the sanctions. Share it on social media using the hashtag #FightCovidNotVenezuela and target your member of Congress as well as President Trump. Spread the word however you can by sharing this letter on social media and by email. Write letters to your editor opposing war on Venezuela. The United Nations has called for a global ceasefire to focus on the COVID19 pandemic. We need to be fighting the disease not each other. We need to send doctors, not soldiers. Tag @PopResistance and we’ll retweet your tweets. Thank you. – Popular Resistance

-Above taken from: The US Should Fight COVID-19, Not Venezuela (Popular Resistance)

US sanctions: collective punishment in the time of COVID-19 (especially Palestine and Iran)

100 Prominent Canadians Say Lift Sanctions Now

Voice directly from Iran on impact of sanctions (sent to

-Open letter: From President Maduro to the People of the United States

With a Quarter of the World’s Population Under US Sanctions, Countries Appeal to UN to Intervene (link from plus many other articles)

Editorial from Zimbabwe praises U.N. call to end sanctions. (from IAC. See many other articles)

-Zimbabwe at 40 + Sanctions: Part One; Part Two.

-For an extensive list of links, many related to Covid19, please see the UNAC blog

As The World Tackles COVID-19, The US Raises Pressure On Venezuela (from PopularResistance)

BigPharma’s Role: U.S. sanctions lead to global rise in Coronavirus (from IAC)

US Senators Call for an End to the Blockade on Venezuela and Iran (link from

China and Cuba’s Medical Internationalism is a Shining Example of Global Solidarity (from BlackAgendaReport)

Nicaragua and the COVID-19 pandemic (from afgj)

US Blockade Prevents Medical Supplies From Reaching Cuba (from afgj)

Sanctions Against Iran And Venezuela During A Pandemic Are Cruel (from Popular Resistance)

Code Pink has many related campaigns & petitions. Scroll around. 

Syria and Iran struggle against sanctions during pandemic (from IAC)

-COVID19 & Nicaragua: Why the West hates Sandinista Nicaragua

-COVID19 y Nicaragua: ¿Por qué Occidente odia a la Nicaragua Sandinista?

-COVID19 & Nicaragua: Ramonet, Comandante Daniel has always been at the helm

-COVID19 y Nicaragua: Ramonet, el Comandante Daniel siempre ha estado al mando