We ask you to begin a new era in U.S. relations with the world by lifting all U.S. economic sanctions.
2021-02-01Tell the new U.S. administration to end economic sanctions in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Cyprus International Conference Against Imperialism, Please accept our apologies for the delay in concluding our consultations for the plans we had for September 2020 in Cyprus. We regret to inform you that the continuing COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to, once again, postpone the Cyprus International Conference Against Imperialism.
The global spread of COVID-19 has exposed the illegal and immoral practice of imposing unilateral coercive measures (economic sanctions) by the United States government against more than thirty nations. The government of the United States is now using the public distraction caused by the pandemic to intensify its military actions against the targeted nations. The economic war against those nations had already resulted in unimaginable suffering of the people in the targeted nations even before the COVID-19 pandemic. With the devastation of the global pandemic, the targeted countries — especially Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Syria and Zimbabwe — are finding it prohibitively difficult to protect and save the lives of their citizens in the face of the ongoing global emergency. These sanctions constitute crimes against humanity.
While states communicate through politics, people seek empathy, peace, and friendship.The history of the arts and culture has chronicled the joys and pains of people and communities. As artists, as civil activists of Iran, we speak to you above politics: ...