Nicaragua elections a defeat for U.S. empire

by Jim Byrne, published on Fightback News, November 10, 2021 Tucson, AZ – For a small, largely agricultural country, Nicaragua has delivered several losses to the much larger, more militarily advanced U.S. empire. From Augusto Sandino’s peasant army expelling the U.S. Marines in the 1930s, to the Sandinista Revolution of 1979 that toppled the U.S.-backed Somoza dictatorship, to the electoral[…]

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US Threatens Regime Change in Nicaragua

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, November 10, 2021 Nicaragua has been a target of U.S. aggressions since the 1850s. The Biden administration’s attack on the newly elected government is the latest chapter in a long and sordid history. Eyewitness accounts of the electoral process reveal the manipulations and lies concocted by the U.S. and its corporate media[…]

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Black Alliance for Peace Condemns RENACER ACT on Nicaragua as Bipartisan Criminality

Black Alliance for Peace Statement, November 4, 2021 The Black Alliance for Peace condemns the efforts of Congress to manipulate the electoral process in Nicaragua through illegal sanctions, subversion and the coordination of a deliberate misinformation campaign meant to delegitimize the country’s elections even before they take place. As part of that effort the U.S. House of Representatives passed the[…]

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Are Nicaraguan Migrants Escaping ‘Repression’—or Economic Sanctions?

by John Perry, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, November 3, 2021 “Record numbers” of migrants are coming into the United States from Nicaragua, according to Newsweek (7/29/21), which blames the increase on “arbitrary arrests and human rights abuses” by the Nicaraguan government. Former Sandinista leader Sergio Ramírez, writing for El Salvador’s El Faro (8/20/21), claims that “repression” by[…]

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Nicaragua, with Free Health Care and Education, Challenges U.S. Domination

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, October 20, 2021 The reason Nicaragua is labeled an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security of the U.S.” – a military corporate superpower – became abundantly clear to a delegation visiting the country Oct. 3 to 10. The delegation was organized by the Alliance for Global Justice/Nica Network. Nicaragua, a small[…]

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U.S. Delegation Demands: Defend Nicaragua!

Published on Workers World, October 11, 2021 From Managua, Nicaragua Nicaragua’s Alliance for Global Justice delegation visited Nicaragua to learn about the advances of the Sandinista government over the last 15 years. The object of the visit was to counter the tsunami of false information daily churned out by the U.S. State Department and its allies in the national and[…]

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Indigenous People’s Day Reminds Us To Acknowledge And Support Indigenous Struggles

by Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, October 21, 2021 Today is Indigenous Peoples Day. Across the country, a growing number of cities and states are recognizing this day in place of the traditional Columbus Day. This change reflects the growing awareness that holidays like Columbus Day are used to rewrite the past and uphold institutions of white supremacy, racism[…]

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Nicaragua at a Revolutionary Crossroads and in Imperialist Crosshairs

by Netfa Freeman, published on Hood Communist, September 2, 2021 U.S. attack on Nicaragua targets its Black community. There is a page in the playbook for U.S. imperialist regime change in Latin America that includes exploiting the identity politics of Blackness. A recent example was the unrest in Cuba a month ago that included a sophisticated attempt to paint the[…]

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Nicaragua’s Indigenous Leaders Speak Out Against Misinformation and False Solutions

by Rick Sterling, excerpted from larger document by Stephen Sefton. You can download a PDF of this article HERE.  [jb] Nicaragua has an election upcoming on November 7. According to polls, the current Sandinista government is popular and expected to win. However, the Sandinista government is intensely disliked by Washington and there has been a steady stream of negative news[…]

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