Sanctions are used as a tool by the United States, the European Union and the United Nations to apply political and economic pressure to countries they allege are doing wrong. Beyond the question of who should face sanctions and who decides this, the question of the impact of these unilateral coercive measures is also necessary to consider. From Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, to China, Haiti, Yemen, and Zimbabwe these measures are felt most seriously by the peoples of these nations. They suffer from food and medicine shortages, deterioration of social and economic conditions, and more. Sanctions are collective punishment on peoples who dare to defy US hegemony. The people continue to rise up against these illegal measures and demand full freedom and autonomy!