Nicaragua in the Shadow of Western Fascism

Stephen Sefton In her Sorbonne University exam results, French philosopher Simone Weil scored better than Simone de Beauvoir or Jean Paul Sartre. She well understood the varieties of Western fascism and imperialism. So it’s worth paying attention to her remark that Europeans were shocked by Nazi crimes because the Nazis did to them what Europeans…

Daniel Ortega: The Blood of Augusto Sandino Runs Through Our Veins

Words of Daniel Ortega During a Ceremony in Commemoration of the 124th Birthday of the General of Free Men and Women, Augusto C. Sandino Dear Nicaraguan Sisters, Dear People of Niquinohomo, we welcome here, in the cradle of General Sandino, the Mesoamerican Sisters who are currently gathered here in our country and where the Sao…

Nicaragua: The War of 2018

Roger Stoll Nearly all US regime-change wars (Venezuela, Syria, Honduras, Ukraine, Libya, Yugoslavia, etc.) are wars of deception, fabrication, propaganda, coups and false flags. Sometimes there is a direct US military assault, more often not. These wars are waged by proxies, media puppets, hired hit-men, torturers, rapists, vandals, saboteurs, death squads and criminal gangs, through…

Why the US Has No Right to Interfere in Nicaragua

John Perry It’s been almost 200 years since the US declared that it would allow no more European colonies in the western hemisphere. A 100 years later this was twisted into a declaration that Latin America is exclusively the US’s sphere of influence, giving it a self-proclaimed right to interfere in other countries’ affairs. The…

Solidarity with Nicaragua!

A webinar series leading up to the July “Solidarity with Nicaragua!” delegation organized by Friends of the ATC and the Alliance for Global Justice. Via Tortilla Con Sal

Amnesty International on Nicaragua: False, Cynical, Incompetent

Stephen Sefton Like almost all big Western NGOs, Amnesty International has long served as an arm of psychological warfare promoting the foreign policy agenda of the United States and its allied governments. Its reports are soft on US allies but extremely aggressive against their targets. Like the International Federation for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch…

Live from Nicaragua: Uprising or Coup?

Chuck Kaufman Tortilla Con Sal As we stand here today on the brink of the one year anniversary of the spasm of violence and confusion that engulfed Nicaragua last year, it is time to tell the truth and correct the historical record about what actually happened during three months of violence. The Alliance for Global…

Nicaragua: How Agroecology Promotes Economic and Social Justice

The Rural Workers Association (ATC) in Nicaragua is a member organisation of  La Via Campesina , an international movement of two million small scale farmers committed to agriculture that promotes agroecology, food sovereignty and social justice. See also : Nicaragua: agroecology and food sovereignty In this video, Marlen Sanchez and Blanca Ruiz discuss the principles…

National Endowment for Destabilization? CIA Funds for Latin America in 2018

Martín Pastor The CIA’s influence in Latin America is not a “leftist rant”, it is ever-present and ignoring it represents a real menace for national sovereignty and the continuity of progressive governments in the region. In 2018, one of its offshoots, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) channelled over US$23 million to meddle in the…

The Microcosm of Hatred: Colonialist Sentiment Inherent in the Bourgeoisie

Jeremy Cerna As the months go by, after the failed coup attempt in Nicaragua in April 2018, one should wonder why extremist groups maintain their fallacious rhetoric against the government and people of Nicaragua. The answers are immediately obvious: they are puppets of U.S. and European imperialism, they are people lacking patriotism and without moral…