‘The Mouse Kills the Cat’: Augusto Cesar Sandino’s Rebellion Against the United States

by Dan Kovalik, published on MLToday, March 14, 2022 How Sandino fought for Nicaragua’s independence, lost and remained a hero for its people. Before Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, before Ho Chi Minh and before Mao began his Long March, there was Augusto Cesar Sandino. While Sandino is not a household name in much of the world, as these others[…]

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Sandinistas Win By a Landslide! U.S. Dirty Tricks Fail in Derailing Nicaraguan Democracy

by Nan McCurdy, published on Covert Action Magazine, November 9, 2021 In the lead up to the February 25, 1990 elections, President George H.W. Bush told the Nicaraguan people that the U.S. would keep funding the Contras (counter-revolutionaries recruited, funded and directed by President Reagan, the State Department and the CIA in 1980s illegal war), block loans and maintain the[…]

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After Daniel Ortega’s Victory in Nicaragua, Biden Signs RENACER Act and OAS Votes to Condemn

by Julie Varughese, published on Toward Freedom, November 14, 2021 Just three days after Sandinista revolutionary Daniel Ortega won his fourth term as Nicaragua’s president with 75.92 percent of the vote, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the RENACER Act. An acronym for the “Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform Act of 2021,” RENACER slaps sanctions on Ortega government[…]

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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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Nicaragua: Building The Good Life (Buen Vivir) Through Popular Revolution

by Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, March 28, 2021 As I traveled in Nicaragua on the recent Sanctions Kill delegation, one thing was clear, social transformation (revolution) requires both political power and participation by the people. Without political power, revolutionary programs will not have the material resources they require. Without the participation of the people, revolutionary programs, even with[…]

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The Social and Cultural Accomplishments of the Sandinista Model in Nicaragua

by the Nicaraguan Government, published on TeleSUR English, May 29, 2020 In the entire history of Nicaragua, it is only with the two governments of the Sandinista Front, that the popular interests of the great majority, that are poor, have been prioritized. The strength of the Sandinista Model is based on characteristics and results. The characteristics are that the FSLN[…]

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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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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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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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