Reduce Migration by Ending Economic Sanctions

ANGLO AMERICA, 31 Jul 2023

Roger Kotila, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

24 Jul 2023 – In a recent book, Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy (2022, World View Forum), we are informed that US sanctions “affect a third of humanity” impacting more than 40 countries.  The sanctions, conclude the Forum, are a form of economic warfare and amount to Crimes Against Humanity.   Meanwhile, both Europe and the United States struggle with excessive migration, immigrants seeking a better life for themselves and their families as they flee their impoverished home countries.

In the USA we find a large number of migrants from countries that the US government doesn’t like — nations preferring a socialist economic model.  Their domestic economies have been devastated, not because of socialism, but because of sanctions — a form of economic warfare which happens to be illegal under international law.  But US foreign policy refuses to accept international law for itself, and continues to try to destroy targeted nations both by sanctions and by covert operations to overthrow these governments.

Targeted nations suffer immensely as the means to a healthy domestic economy are blocked.  The US propaganda machine blames the targeted nation, not the sanctions which are the real cause.  Countries under attack in Latin America include Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba.  Remove sanctions, and these countries would likely prosper like China prospers.

We see the same dynamic in Europe where migration appears out of control.  Nations under sanctions include Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and Syria.  Because of the economic blockade they are unable to uplift their economies, and as a result desperate citizens, mired in poverty, flee to Europe or the USA.

The underlying intention of US foreign policy according to Sanctions is to “choke the economies of developing nations.”  Specific conditions are described for Ethiopia, Eritrea, Chad, Zimbabwe, Yemen and more.  We learn that millions are suffering and dying due to the illegal actions by the US and Europe.

What should be done?  The United Nations is unable to enforce international laws, and hence the leaders of Bully nations routinely break the Law with impunity.  The solution is for the UN General Assembly to replace the outdated UN Charter with the Earth Constitution, a modern world constitution/charter which has been designed with the capacity to end war in all of its forms, cope in an united way with climate change, and better protect human rights for all.


Roger Kotila, Ph.D. is a peace activist and a psychologist (ret.) with many years of clinical experience with the California Dept. of Corrections doing psychiatric diagnosis and treatment with inmates. President of Democratic World Federalists he is co-editor of DWF NEWS, and editor of Earth Federation News & Views. He supports a “new UN” under the Earth Constitution. Email:

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