Sanctions 101: In Videos and Webinars

The complex maze of U.S. sanctions creates significant concerns for nonprofit organizations operating internationally. Standards are inconsistent across various sanctions programs, humanitarian exemptions are limited or nonexistent and vagueness creates compliance challenges. In this webinar attorney and sanctions expert Erich Ferrari will explain the U.S. legal framework for sanctions programs and describe how the compliance and enforcement structure works. This webinar is for nonprofit organizations that wish to protect themselves and for those advocating change to address sanctions issues.

Sanctioned countries are fighting back and finding ways around the US imposed economic sanctions. Sanctions have been imposed on around 42 countries by the United States in order to help create dissent to push for regime change. These sanctions primarily hurt the people of the sanctioned countries. This is especially true during the COVID pandemic as the US denies countries vaccines and medical equipment. But sanctioned countries are now working together and finding ways around these sanctions. Learn what is happening as the World Stands Up to Sanction. Francisco Campbell – Nicaraguan Ambassador to the US Carlos Ron – Venezuela’s vice minister for North America Deacon Yoseph Teferi – Chairman of Ethiopian American Civic Council Foad Izaadi – Assoc. Prof. , University of Tehran Erica Jung – Nodutdol – Korean grassroots org. Elias Amare – Eritrean AmAmerican Journalist

After cycling through different options to oust the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, the US settled on a weapon of choice: economic sanctions (aka unilateral coercive measures). What are sanctions? How do they work? What has their impact been? In our latest joint production with Tatuy Tv, we go deep into Washington’s collective punishment of Venezuelans as well as the surrounding corporate media coverage.

Sanctioned Countries Speak Out on COVID-19  ~ Popular Resistance

Hear Speakers on Impact of U.S. sanctions and military threats on: Palestine: Dr. Medhat Abbas, Director of Primary Care, speaking from Gaza, Yemen: Dr. Yahyia Mohammed Saleh Murshed, Union of Arab Academics, speaking from Sana’a University, Yemen, Venezuela: Carlos J. Ron Martinez, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, speaking from Venezuela, Iran: Sayed Hosein Mousavian, Retired Iranian Ambassador, now teaching at Princeton University, Korea DPRK: Dr. Kee B. Park, Harvard Medical School neurosurgeon, who volunteers in DPRK. An Emergency UPDATE on Sanctions during the COVID-19 Pandemic to enforce illegal U.S. sanctions: – A U.S. Naval Blockade threatens 5 Iranian tankers en route to Venezuela and other normal trade. – Meanwhile 15 oil and supply tankers are blocked from entering Yemen’s ports. The U.S. Navy has blockaded Yemen by sea, land and air for 5 years. – U.S. military, economic and diplomatic aid supports the Israeli naval and land blockade of Gaza. – The seizure of a Korean ship, decades of sanctions and U.S. Naval war games just off the coast of DPRK threaten all of Asia. – U.S. aircraft carriers, nuclear subs and destroyers continue to threaten shipping in the Persian Gulf and Straights of Hormuz. – US escalating military threats against shipments of desperately needed supplies pose a threat to the entire world. – The Pentagon’s consideration of new nuclear tests, along with mass production of thousands of hypersonic nuclear missiles and U.S. commanded war games in Europe and the Pacific are an ominous escalation. – Coercive economic measures backed up by military threats are Acts of War. – Interference in normal and perfectly legal trade between independent nations is an act of piracy. – In a time of global pandemic, all of these acts are Crimes against Humanity.