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The spoils of economic war: How the US, Saudis profit from sanctions on Venezuela and Iran

By Juan Fernando Teran The United States has been playing the role of the world’s economic bully. So far, the U.S. has imposed sanctions against Afghanistan, Burundi, Burma, Cuba, North Korea, China, Cyprus, Haiti, Libya, Lebanon, Belarus, Crimea, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Russia, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, […]

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How effective is a Non-binding Treaty aimed at ending harassment at work places?

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jun 26 2019 (IPS) – Against the back drop of widespread charges of sexual abuse and harassment at workplaces– including the United Nations– the International Labour Conference (ILC) last week adopted a “Convention” and a set of “Recommendations” to protect workers and employees worldwide. According to the Geneva-based International Labour […]

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Why Israel wants Iran destroyed

Greg Shupak Much worried commentaries are being written these days about the possibility of a US-led war on Iran. The truth, of course, is there is already a war on Iran. And it is one that very much serves Israeli interests. The US government is prosecuting an economic war on Iran while intensifying its military […]