U.S. imposed economic sanctions kill and are a form of warfare which punishes civilian populations. Thus, Big Apple Coffee Party considers economic sanctions a crime against humanity and has adopted the following resolution with the determination to end all economic sanctions.
24. In Support of An End to All United States Imposed Economic Sanctions
WHEREAS, sanctions are imposed by the United States and its collaborators against countries that resist U.S. regime change efforts and/or neoliberal agendas, and
WHEREAS, in every U.S. imposed sanctioned country, the most vulnerable—infants, children, the chronically ill and the elderly—suffer the worst impact of this economic warfare, and
WHEREAS, U.S. imposed sanctions are economic warfare, create severe economic disruption and chaotic hyperinflation, result in chronic shortages of basic human necessities, lead to famine, disease, and poverty, and
WHEREAS, U.S. imposed sanctions are a crime against humanity, currently impacting 39 countries—a third of humanity—and are in violation of international law, and
WHEREAS, U.S. imposed sanctions, as deadly as military intervention, are often used to topple autonomous and democratically elected governments by undermining successful social programs that improve health, nutrition and education, by blocking access to fuel, raw materials and replacement parts interfering with the functioning of critical infrastructure i.e. electrical grids, water treatment and distribution facilities and hospitals, while lending false credulity to the slander against popular leaders and social movements, and
WHEREAS, the U.S. uses its economic and military influence to force other nations to end established financial and trade relations with the targeted country or risk retribution. According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in 2019, U.S. sanction violations have resulted in civil penalties imposed by the U.S. exceeding $1.28 billion. Additionally, violators of U.S. sponsored sanctions are subject to U.S. criminal charges, and
WHEREAS, the banks and financial institutions, responsible for the devastation of our communities at home derive benefit from the plunder of countries abroad, when asset freezes and property seizures, create massive redistribution of public wealth from these sovereign countries into the accounts of U.S. banks and financial institutions, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that Big Apple Coffee Party will work along with SanctionsKill.org and other allies to end all United States imposed economic sanctions.