The following article is Nicaragua Network / Alliance for Global Justice’s response to the attention the possibility of a Nicaraguan coup has received in the media today.
Nicaragua Will Not Be Next
By Chuck Kaufman
Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice
While the facts in the Prensa Latina article, “After Honduras, Nicaragua?” on April 22, 2010, and some coverage by other international media, are correct about the current turmoil in Nicaragua, the implication that Nicaragua is ripe for a coup, like occurred in neighboring Honduras, is not. The Nicaraguan opposition, generously funded by the US National Endowment for Democracy and US Agency for International Development, has worked to make the country ungovernable virtually since President Daniel Ortega took office in January 2007. One of the periodic escalations of those tactics is taking place now.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Nicaragua
Tagged Alliance for Global Justice, Chuck Kaufman, counter-revolution, Daniel Ortega, FSLN, Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, National Endowment for Democracy, NED, Nicaragua Network, Revolution, Sandinismo, Sandinista Front for National Liberation, Sandinistas, USAID
James Jordan speaking in Haiti. (Fight Back! News)
The following article by Tom Burke is from Fight Back! News:
The U.S. government is stepping up its surveillance and harassment of U.S. activists in an attempt to intimidate them and dampen their spirits for the change we believe in. International solidarity activist James Jordan was returning from a two week trip to Haiti, on Jan. 7, five days prior to the terrible earthquake disaster. When his flight touched down in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, flight attendants called out for “James Patrick Jordan” and asked him to come to the front of the airplane. Homeland Security came on board the airplane to escort him off.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Colombia, Haiti, Imperialism
Tagged Alliance for Global Justice, Bruce Nestor, Campaign for Labor Rights, Chuck Kaufman, Colombia, ELN, FARC, FENSUAGRO, Fight Back!, Haiti, Homeland Security, James Jordan, Jean Bertrand Aristide, Liliana Obando, National Lawyers Guild, political prisoners, repression, School of the Americas, surveillance, Tom Burke, U.S. Bureau of Prisons
The following article is from Nicaragua Network:
by Chuck Kaufman
The first two acts in January 2007 of the new Sandinista government of President Daniel Ortega were to end school fees, which restored free public education for the first time since Nicaragua fell under the sway of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s savage capitalism prescriptions in 1990, and to sign on as the fourth member of the Bolivarian Alternatives for Our Americas (ALBA) alternative trade framework.
Posted in Nicaragua
Tagged ALBA, Central America, Chuck Kaufman, contras, Daniel Ortega, FSLN, Latin America, MRS, NED, Nicaragua, Nicaragua Network, PLC, Sandinismo, USAID