What's going on in Venezuela is a bitter class war, with millions of poor people committed to defending a revolution carried out in their name, and Canada taking the side of the wealthy opposition.
We urge the United States and Canadian governments to immediately remove their illegal sanctions against Venezuela and to support efforts at mediation.
Chrystia Freeland announced new sanctions against the Maduro government on Friday, likely motivated by a desire to keep the U.S. happy during NAFTA negotiations.
Sanctions are crippling the efforts of aid workers in Syria as the country faces a humanitarian catastrophe, according to a recent UN report leaked to Rania Khalek of the Electronic Intifada.
Dimitri Lascaris is Justice Critic in the Green Party’s Shadow Cabinet. He submitted the motion on boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel that won the support of Green Party members.
Two Conservative MPs brought the motion to condemn the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement Against Israel, a movement which includes the United Church and the Quakers.
To mark the release of Mohamed Fahmy, the Conservative government announced that they will place sanctions on more countries, if elected.
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Scarlett Johansson is an American actress and singer who became a global ambassador for Oxfam in 2005. She left that position in February.
Richard Falk is special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories. He recently wrote a report calling for a boycott of businesses profiting from illegal Israeli settlements.