Uruguan poet and political analyst Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “Every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.”
And this week on the Project Censored show, we look at the reality behind Uncle Sam’s particular brand of saviorism – talking US economic warfare – also known as US sanctions – which as of 2021 affect a third of humanity with more than 8,000 measures impacting 39 countries. First, we sit down with Code Pink’s Latin America coordinator Leonardo Flores to discuss the sanctions against his home country of Venezuela and how recent US thirst for Venezuelan oil could translate into the much needed lifting of some of the most oppressive sanctions. Next, we sit down with Jacquie Luqman, organizer with the Black Alliance for Peace and radio host to discuss the economic warfare against Afghanistan – which analysts suggest could prove to be deadlier in one year than 20 years of active war on the ground – and also what our role is in combating these acts of violence, as children of the empire.
This episode features the song Pyre by Eleanor Goldfield