The US must immediately lift sanctions on Iran, Cuba, Venezuela etc. — The hostage populations deserve immediate access to medicines and medical equipment #COVID19
If the epidemic cannot be contained in countries like sanctions-hit Iran, it will spread to its neighbors and beyond #COVID19
Imposing sanctions that hinder countries in effectively combatting Covid-19 is a crime against humanity #COVID19
A picture is worth a thousand words: At the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam we can admire the 7-panel series, the Seven works of mercy by the Master of Alkmaar #COVID19
The seven works of mercy — including care of the sick — are as relevant as ever #COVID19
International solidarity means Matthew 25, verse 36: ” I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me” #COVID19
Unilateralism is not the best recipe to combat Covid-19. We all sit on the same boat and must devise multilateral solutions #COVID19
If globalization means anything, it should help in coordinating measures to combat Covid-19 #COVID19
Alfred de Zayas@Alfreddezayas
The US owes billions of dollars of reparation to countries under unilateral sanctions. Sometimes sanctions kill as much as any war
US sanctions are a crime against humanity, because they violate the right to food and the right to health of the targeted populations and directly cause death
My 2017 report to the General Assembly already demonstrated how “austerity measures” imposed by the IMF “loan conditionalities” led directly to West Africa’s inability to cope with Ebola #CONVID19
The United Nations should make an investigation into the impact of US sanctions against so many states in reducing their capacity to combat pandemics including Corvid-19 #CONVID19
The World Health Organization should make an estimate how many Corvid-19 victims could have been saved if States had put money into health care instead of into weapons #CONVID19
Every nuclear submarine built, every missile, every drone takes money away from health care.
What the world needs is disarmament for development.
The squandering of resources in missiles and drones has had an adverse impact on our ability to combat the Corvid-19 crisis #CONVID19
As we see the number of deaths from Corvid-19 multiply, we should ask our leaders why they have failed to properly fund our hospitals #CONVID19
The military budgets of the US and many other countries are obscene.
If hawks in the US and elsewhere had had any common sense, they would have put resources into research and development to deal with pandemics.
Beware, because media hysteria and hyperbole can lead to a curtailment of our human rights.
The only people who benefit from war and war-mongering are those in the military-industrial-financial complex.
In spite of the dystopia of Corvid-19, we should put things in perspective. War is worse. #CONVID19