Green-Smearing: From Nicaragua to Bolivia

Stephen Sefton On one level the intensifying deceit of Western media foreign affairs coverage corresponds to the increasing desperation of Western elites confronting their failing global power and influence. But it also signals yet another crisis of capitalist economic growth. After 1945, North America and Western Europe based their genocidal imperialism on a social compact…

Nicaragua: The Deep Neocolonial Lie

Stephen Sefton On Nicaragua, Western corporate and alternative media have outdone themselves failing to report or investigate the events they claim to cover. They interviewed hardly any, if at all, of the many thousands of victims of opposition violence, reproducing instead opposition lies and misrepresentations, falsely blaming all the violence on the government. Perhaps the…

In Conversation with President Daniel Ortega and Vice-President Rosario Murillo

The Grayzone Published on Aug 17, 2019 The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo, discussing the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, the failed US coup attempt in 2018, the peace and reconciliation process with the opposition, the Trump administration’s sanctions, global geopolitics, the Non-Aligned…

Nicaragua Yesterday and Today – A Conversation with Daniel

Dick and Miriam Emanuelsson “Faced with terrorism – reconciliation to consolidate peace” Vice President Rosario Murillo and  President Comandante Daniel Ortega at the event with international journalists. PHOTO: MIRIAM EMANUELSSON. MANAGUA / One year after the coup opposition has been defeated, the situation tends to normalize in Nicaragua. The human and economic wounds are indelible….

Nicaragua and the Neocolonial Super-revolutionaries

Stephen Sefton and Jorge Capelán MRS leaders ex-sandinistas Dora Maria Tellez, Edmundo Jarquín and Hugo Torrez campaigning with corrupt right wing leader Eduardo Montealegre in 2008.Monica Baltodano was an MRS deputy during this same period. Ever since a social democrat faction split from the FSLN in 1994, many Western progressives and radicals have persistently attacked…

Nicaragua: A 40th Anniversary, But So Much More

Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton For all Nicaragua and especially the capital Managua on July 19 this year more than ever will see a spectacular festival of revolution, peace and above all popular resistance against US aggression. 40 years ago in 1979 a huge majority of Nicaraguans led by the Sandinista Front for National Liberation…

Subversion in Nicaragua

REDVOLUCIÓN The documentary Subversion in Nicaragua: The Psychological War, is the first part of a plot that confirms that the coup d’état was planned several years ago, said by the same Lesther Alemán. The documentary presents the relationship between Felix Maradiaga, IEEPP, Migueliuth Sandoval (wife of Angel Gahona), members of right-wing NGOs and the M19.

Book Review: Live from Nicaragua: Uprising or Coup?

Roger Stoll In April of 2018 armed and unarmed proxies of the US in collaboration with Nicaraguan elites launched a war against the Nicaraguan state, its government, its economy and its people. It disrupted transportation and communications throughout the country and sabotaged the economy. This was effected through acts of vandalism, arson, assault, beatings, killings,…

The Strategic Retreat from Managua to Masaya June 1979

Jorge Capelan Saturday July 6, the people of Nicaragua celebrated the strategic retreat to Masaya with a mobilization that for 40 years has been characterized by two things: its massiveness and its organizational demands, given that it consists of a march or caravan of thousands and thousands of people from the capital to the city…

“Live from Nicaragua: Uprising or Coup?” Extended and Updated Edition

Tortilla Con Sal In 2018, Nicaragua suffered its worst political violence and upheaval since the end of the US backed Contra war of the 1980s. Extremely polarized controversy persists about what caused last year’s conflict, how it developed and what it means for Nicaragua’s people now. This updated and extended version of the book (originally…

Forgiveness: A Revolutionary Trait

The willingness of the Sandinista government to go to almost any lengths to achieve national peace and tranquility, including pardoning the crimes of those in the opposition who killed, tortured, burned homes, schools, markets, and public buildings in last year’s failed coup attempt, is consistent with their historical record. Recall that the triumphant Sandinista revolutionary…

The Contribution of the Sandinista People to the Peoples of the World

Jorge Capelán Photo: The Voice of Sandinismo To many it may seem a lack of modesty, but it is a reality. The Sandinista Popular Revolution has made invaluable contributions to the peoples of the world. At the end of the 1970s, it triumphed at the most difficult moment for the Latin American Left and, in…