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Episode 31: Sanctions as Warfare and the Gaza Flotilla

Teri Mattson and Paki Wieland speak with Mark Weisbrot, Carlos Ron, and Ann Wright. Mark Weisbrot speaks on the effects of sanctions on Venezuela from death to financial insecurity of the entire country as collective punishment. Carlos Ron is the Venezuelan Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to elaborate on how sanctions, while not recognized as traditional warfare, accomplish the same violence. Ann Wright discusses how sanctions were imposed on Gaza when we were the ones to make the first acts of war against them.