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Americas Without Sanctions - Endorse

A campaign to end all unilateral coercive measures imposed on the countries of the Americas, specifically those harming the peoples of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Economic coercive measures, commonly referred to as “sanctions,” are a form of warfare that brings suffering and death to the most vulnerable populations in the targeted country—children, the elderly, the sick, and the poor. The US government and its imperialist allies use them as a regime change tactic, hoping that populations will rise up and overthrow their governments. Although that rarely happens, the populations of targeted countries are subjected to illegal collective punishment simply because the United States does not like their leaders.

CUBA: The blockade of Cuba has cost the island nation more than a trillion dollars over the past six decades. This cost has increased dramatically since the spurious addition of Cuba to the State Sponsors of Terrorism list (SSOT), leading to the most serious humanitarian crisis in the island’s history. The US Congress is considering the FORCE Act (HR 314) to codify Cuba’s placement on the SSOT.

VENEZUELA: US sanctions, particularly on Venezuela’s oil sector since 2017, led to a 99% drop in government revenue, causing food shortages, devastating the country’s health sector, and causing 40,000 excess deaths in just one year. One bill before Congress would codify sanctions on certain sectors of Venezuela’s economy, while Senate Bill 995, the Venezuelan Democracy Act, would restrict other countries from even trading with Venezuela. 

NICARAGUA: Sanctions caused Nicaragua to lose over US$1.4 billion between 2018 and 2021 in funding from the World Bank, IDB and IMF, impacting infrastructure projects, child nutrition and development programs, and access to safe drinking water in rural areas. A new sanctions bill, S.1881, would cripple Nicaragua’s economy and reverse steady progress made in reducing poverty and improving human development indicators.

INITIAL ENDORSERS: 

All-African People’s Revolutionary Party
Alliance for Global Justice
Black Alliance for Peace Haiti/Americas Team
CODEPINK
Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice
Friends of the ATC
Friends of Latin America
IFCO Pastors for Peace
Maryland Cuba Solidarity Coalition
Nicaragua Solidarity Coalition
Popular Resistance
Sanctions Kill
Task Force on the Americas
United National Antiwar Coalition
Venezuela Solidarity Network

Who's endorsing

  • Emily signed 70 days ago

  • Gordon signed 80 days ago

  • Linda signed 83 days ago

  • Darien signed 95 days ago

  • Leni Villagomez signed 95 days ago

  • Elizabeth signed 97 days ago

  • Erika signed 101 days ago

  • Babette signed 105 days ago

  • Chuck signed 141 days ago

  • Mauricio signed 143 days ago

  • Mauricio signed 143 days ago

  • Paolo signed 158 days ago

  • Jenny signed 166 days ago

  • Stan signed 171 days ago

  • Rafiki signed 176 days ago

  • John signed 178 days ago

  • Michael signed 179 days ago

  • Andre' signed 179 days ago

  • Michelle signed 179 days ago

Will you endorse?

Please join our campaign to raise awareness of the harms of unilateral coercive measures and demand an end to the use of illegal collective punishment


Showing 18 reactions

  • Emily Lanxner
    endorsed 2024-05-11 07:22:40 -0400
  • Gordon Barkley
    endorsed 2024-04-30 19:56:40 -0400
  • Linda Cohen
    MacNelly Cohen Architects PC endorsed 2024-04-27 21:59:21 -0400
  • Darien De Lu
    Women's International League for Peace and Freedom:, US Section endorsed 2024-04-16 01:29:26 -0400
  • Leni Villagomez Reeves
    WILPF-US Cuba and the Bolivarian Alliance Committee endorsed 2024-04-15 17:47:07 -0400
  • Elizabeth Lee
    endorsed 2024-04-13 16:24:17 -0400
  • Erika Broman
    endorsed via 2024-04-09 17:52:34 -0400
  • Babette Grunow
    Latin America Solidarity Committee--Milwaukee endorsed 2024-04-06 04:53:38 -0400
    Sanctions are an act of war.
  • Chuck Scurich
    Steelform Contracting Company endorsed 2024-02-29 13:27:20 -0500
    It is about time the United States stopped bullying the rest of the world
  • Mauricio Jimenez
    followed this page 2024-02-27 23:00:18 -0500
  • Mauricio Jimenez
    endorsed 2024-02-27 23:00:00 -0500
  • Paolo Cruzalegui
    Los Ronderos de las Redes endorsed 2024-02-12 15:45:50 -0500
  • Jenny Atlee
    endorsed 2024-02-04 14:12:07 -0500
  • Stan Smith
    Chicago ALBA Solidarity endorsed 2024-01-30 15:24:36 -0500
  • Rafiki Morris
    All-African people's Revolutionary Party endorsed 2024-01-25 06:49:27 -0500
    This is the second time we completed this form.
  • John Trimble
    endorsed 2024-01-23 10:03:42 -0500
  • Michael Thompson
    Maryland-Cuba Solidarity Coalition endorsed 2024-01-22 19:23:17 -0500
  • Andre' Powell
    Baltimore Socialist Unity Party endorsed 2024-01-22 18:58:40 -0500