Thursday, 09 April 2020

Economic Sanctions: The American Iron Fist

Economic sanctions are increasingly being used to promote the full range of American foreign policy objectives. Yet all too often sanctions turn out to be little more than expressions of U.S. preferences that hurt American economic interests without changing the target’s behavior for the better. As a rule, sanctions need to be less unilateral and more focused on the problem at hand.

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Immigrants and Global Exclusion

International migration as an expression of inequality and global exclusion

It can hardly be thought that the world of today is governed by a desire for justice and the values of respect and procuring a decent life for all people. What de facto is imposed is the idea of the production of wealth and its accumulation in a few hands, at all costs and regardless of human damages. There is the dramatic and undeniable eloquence of tens of millions of forced migrants and refugees who have been forgotten.

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Asking for forgiveness, isn’t enough

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution in late July 2008 apologizing to African Americans for the years of slavery they have suffered. This was the recognition by the U.S. of the injustice and inhumanity of the slave system and “Jim Crow”, as the period of intense racial discrimination between 1865, when slavery was officially abolished and the 1960s, was known.

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Aunque Usted No Lo Crea