The Troika of Tyranny: The Imperialist Project in Latin America and Its Epigones

Image: A man sits in front of a mural in Caracas, Venezuela | Photo: Reuters by Roger D. Harris, from Dissident Voice, November 5, 2018 Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela are today threatened by US imperialism. The first salvo of the modern Age of Imperialism started back in 1898 when the US seized Cuba along with Puerto Rico and the Philippines[…]

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Debate on Nicaragua: Capitalist Reform or Socialist Revolution?

A protester in Masaya holds a cartoon likening Ortega to the former dictator Somoza. by Jeff Mackler, originally published on Socialist Action, September 23, 2018 Part II. (Part I appeared in August 2018.) In today’s epoch of worldwide imperialist intervention and war, real revolutions are hard to make, even harder to maintain, and sometimes difficult to define in their evolution[…]

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Violent Fascism in Nicaragua and Venezuela: Interview with Fernando Bossi

Political analyst and advisor to President Chavez, Fernando Bossi, looks at the striking parallels between the reactionary offensives in two Latin American countries. By Fernando Bossi and Cira Pascual Marquina, published on Venezuelanalysis, August 22, 2018 Argentinian internationalist Fernando Bossi has a lifelong commitment to Latin American unification that has expressed itself in diverse educational and political projects. Among these[…]

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Nicaragua’s Failed Coup

Supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, whose resignation is being demanded by opposition students and business leaders. | Photo: Reuters by Charles Redvers, published on Open Democracy, August 9, 2018 While the international pressure continues, by mid-July it became clear that, for the time being at least, the opposition in Nicaragua no longer has sufficient local support to achieve its[…]

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Nicaragua: Dynamics of an Interrupted Revolution

Image from Sandinismo in Nicaragua: Non-State centered alternatives? on Systemic Alternatives by Jeff Mackler, originally published on Socialist Action The unfolding events in Nicaragua over the past three months pose two critical questions for socialists and antiwar activists. Where do we stand on the critical issue of U.S. imperialist intervention and where do we stand with regard to the dynamics[…]

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What’s Behind the Protests Rocking Nicaragua?

Women and girls build a barricade in Managua, Nicaragua to protect their selfs from paramilitary and police. June 16 2018 by Christine Marie, published on Socialist Action, August 9, 2018 Since April, hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguans have taken to the streets in protest of the policies of the government led by FSLN President Daniel Ortega. The protests at one[…]

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The Case Against Daniel Ortega

Image: Telesur Live broadcast, July 19. 2540 views at the time this article was 1st published. by Chuck Kaufman, originally posted on The Alliance for Global Justice website, July 25, 2018 The Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice and I have recently been called Orteguistas (Ortega supporters). We used to be called Danielistas before it became necessary to the narrative to[…]

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Nicaragua: Breaking Out of ‘Soft Coup’ Psychosis

Riot police officers travel past a burning car during clashes with the anti-government protesters in Managua, Nicaragua May 28, 2018. | Photo: Reuters by Tortilla con Sal, originally published on TeleSUR In his 2005 Nobel address, British playwright Harold Pinter wrote of U.S. foreign policy that the U.S. rarely invades its target countries, preferring to infect the country with “a[…]

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NED Boasts of “Laying the Groundwork for Insurrection” in Nicaragua

As Nicaraguan student protest leaders meet with neoconservatives in Washington, DC, a publication funded by the US government’s regime change arm, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), boasts of spending millions of dollars “laying the groundwork for insurrection” against Daniel Ortega By Max Blumenthal, originally published on the Grayzone Project, June 19, 2018 While some corporate media outlets have portrayed[…]

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