International sanctions on rogue nations

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iyraste1313
International sanctions on rogue nations

– First published … November 01, 2019 –

Dozens of Norway’s leading lawyers believe that Israel violates international law and doesn’t deserve the preferential treatment it currently enjoys.

A group of 44 lawyers, including award-winning luminaries and distinguished professionals such as professor Jan Fridthjof Bernt, have called on Norway to impose sanctions on Israel for its violations of international law.

The petition called “Defend international law” was published by the newspaper Dagsavisen.

Israel has annexed East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and has announced the annexation of the Jordan Valley – without having any major consequences, the petition stressed.

Between March 2018 and September 2019 alone, the lawyers emphasised, 309 Palestinians who have participated in protest marches along the Gaza Strip border were killed. In the past year alone, 56 Palestinian children were killed by Israeli forces, again without any repercussions, including from Norway........

....maybe now that the charade of democratic elections is over here in Canada, we can get down to business!
It is time to prepare a sanctions demand against Canada especially for its violations of Indigenous International rights!

Rikardo

The sanctions on Venezuela are killing innocent people. The sanctions on South Africa did NOT end Apartheid - It was South Africans like DeKlerk and Mandala that did.

Sanctions always punish the innocent. They feel good for the sanctioning country.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Rikardo wrote:

The sanctions on South Africa did NOT end Apartheid - It was South Africans like DeKlerk and Mandala that did.

Mandela disagreed with you.

Jonathan Zimmerman wrote:

In 1993, on the eve of black majority rule in South Africa, Time magazine asked Nelson Mandela if economic sanctions helped speed the demise of the country's apartheid system.

"Oh, there is no doubt," Mandela said.

Throughout his 27 years in prison -- and until he became president of South Africa -- Mandela unequivocally supported sanctions as a weapon of global justice.

voice of the damned

I remember Pik Botha(no relation to P.W., the president) speaking in favour of an end to apartheid, and he said "If we don't make these reforms, it will mean more sanctions, and believe me, I know what sanctions mean!!"

Mind you, he was speaking in English, not Afrikaans, so maybe not addressing an audience of hardcore Afrikaaners, and possibly playing for the global media. Still, I really don't get the impression that the Afrikaaners would have heard that and said "Ha ha, sanctions hurting us!? Pull the other one, Pik!"

kropotkin1951

Sanctions are evil, boycotts are not. People in numerous countries around the world are suffering because of sanctions placed on them in the name of democracy and Canadian exceptionalism. Besides who is going to sanction the US for being a rogue state? I already boycott anything from Israel but I would not want my government to sanction them and I would like to see our extensive use of sanctions curtailed.

https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/international_relations-rela...

Sean in Ottawa

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Sanctions are evil, boycotts are not. People in numerous countries around the world are suffering because of sanctions placed on them in the name of democracy and Canadian exceptionalism. Besides who is going to sanction the US for being a rogue state? I already boycott anything from Israel but I would not want my government to sanction them and I would like to see our extensive use of sanctions curtailed.

https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/international_relations-rela...

We do  not talk about this enough. I completely agree. Sanctions are imposed on people. Boycotts are voluntary and democratic. Those who attack boycotts and impose sanctions on others are the most extreme of hypocrites.

I do not think that there are enough comments, articles and conversations who like the above post compare the morality of a boycott based on individual and group freedom of choice and sanctions which impose this chocie on other groups and individuals.

Sanctions are really an anti-democratic version of a democratic boycott. They are an imposed expression in countries who claim they believe in freedom of expression.

Good connection to make Kropotkin.

iyraste1313

Sanctions are imposed on people.....

In a representational democracy, where the people continue to vote for rogue Nations such as Canada, are the People really innocent victims? Especially as they are the benefactors (to a lessor extent then their plutocrats, of course).

Secondly cannot sanctions be placed to limit the effects on the poor? Sanctions in the case of US/Canada on Venezuela went after the medicines, but could not sanctions be placed on the banksters, on the weapons makers, on the export miners etc.?

This is not just an academic debate, but rather a strategic initiative.......

kropotkin1951

Everything I have read leads me to conclude that sanctions, no matter who they are intended to target, always end up hurting the marginalized the most. That is the true trickle down economy. The rich just work out an alternative to get what they want because that is what money does while the poor are stuck holding an empty bag. Given Canada's behaviour on the world stage where it has recognized unelected corporatists as leaders of countries and sanctioned coups against elected governments I wonder whether we need to sanction ourselves.