Nicaragua

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The Attempts to disappear Garifuna people
Maradiaga, Héctor; Ávila, Jennifer
Article
2016
Development projects pushed by the government in the Atlantic coast threaten the survival of afro-descendant communities.
Battle in Nicaragua's Maquiladoras: Against The Current vol. 87
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2000
Nicaragua has only one major "free trade zone," Las Mercedes, and unlike the rest of Central America, half of the workers there have managed to build unions. Recently the zone management and the Labor...
Bearing Witness, Building Bridges: Interviews with North Americans Living and Working in Nicaragua
Everett, Melissa
Book
Contains thought-provoking discussions with 17 North Americans who lived in Nicaragua before the revolution and stayed or who have gone to live and work in Nicaragua since. This book probes the motiva...
Central American Women Speak for Themselves
Central America Today
Book
1983
A dossier focusing on the participation of women in the popular movements and revolutionary organizations in Central America. Contains transations from newspapers, pamphlets, documents, interviews and...
Chomsky on MisEducation
Chomsky, Noam; edited and introduced by Donald Macedo
Book
2000
Chomsky critiques the education system and discusses what education could be like in a democratic society.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The CIA: A Forgotten History
Blum, William
Book
Describes the CIA's role in overthrowing governments, rigging elections, assassinating leaders, and manufacturing "news" in over 50 countries.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Library: Central America and the Caribbean Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Central America and the Caribbean.
Cries of Victims - Voice Of God
De Roo, Remi J. Bishop
Book
1986
Critique of Nonviolent Politics: From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan, Howard
Book
1984
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
The Culture of Terrorism
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Chomsky argues that the United States elites are dedicated to the rule of force, and that their commitment to violence and lawlessness has to be masked by an ideological system which attempts to contr...
Ethnic Conflicts in Nicaragua
Vandermeer, John; Bradford, David
Article
1998
WITH LITTLE INTERNATIONAL notice, the winds of war are picking up on the eastern seaboard of Nicaragua. This time, however, it will not be a clear class-warfare case with a popular revolution struggli...
The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
Book
1998
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Living with the Land: Communities Restoring the Earth
Meyer, Christine; Moosang, Faith
Book
1992
A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
The Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua 1979-1992
Kunzle, David
Book
1995
The dawn of the new society reveals itself in the murals as a very child-centered world. Children's presence in so many of the murals forces one to concur with Kunzle's comment, "The insistence, again...
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
A New Weave: Popular Education in Canada and Central America
Arnold, Rick; Barndt, Deborah; Burke, Bev
Book
1986
A resource for educators working for social change in community groups, trade unions, churches, the peace movement, women's groups, international development organizations, Central America and other s...
A New Weave: Popular Education in Canada and Central America
Arnold, Rick; Barndt, Deborah; Burke, Bev
Book
1986
A resource for educators working for social change in community groups, trade unions, churches, the peace movement, women's groups, international development organizations, Central American and other ...
Nicaragua: Then and Now
Moelart, John
Book
1986
Nicaragua: A Revolution Under Siege
Harris, Richard; Vilas, Carlos M. (ed.)
Book
Latin American and U.S. scholars and journalists present an independent analysis of the first five years of the Sandinista Revolution. They show the immense problems - organizational, economic, politi...
Nicaragua: A New Kind of Revolution
Zwerling, Philip; Martin, Connie
Book
From these forty-five interviews emerges a vivid picture of how life in Nicaragua has been transformed by the revolution. These interviews, even though some express opposition to the Sandinistas, reve...
Nicaragua Twenty-five Years Later: Against The Current vol. 112
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2004
Twenty-five years ago, on July 17th — under the impact of an insurrectional general strike — President Anastasio Somoza Debayle fled Nicaragua, leaving the government in the hands of his Vice Presiden...
Nicaraguan Revolution: Connexipedia Article
Article
Encompasses the rising opposition to the Somoza dictatorship in the 1960s and 1970s.
Nicaraguans Fight to Save Land and Sovereignty from Canal Development
Allison-Godfrey, Charles
Article
2015
There has been a popular storm gathering to protest the proposed cross-Nicaragua canal.
On Power and Ideology
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1987
Five lectures on U.S. international and security policy.
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
A Painful Struggle for Renewal: Against The Current vol. 87
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2000
Twenty-one years after the Sandinista National Liberation Front's triumph of July 1979, and ten years since the FSLN government lost power in an electoral upset, Nicaragua's political and economic pic...
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Book
1990
Essays looking at American political ideology.
Press for Conversion #43: December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Recovering the Sandinista Murals: Review of The Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua 1979-1992 by David Kunzle
Feeley, Dianne
Article
1997
Obliterating the artifacts of the revolution is an important task for those who want to rewrite history. David Kunzle's book, The Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua 1979-1992, is thus more than a catal...
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
Sandino, Augusto César: Connexipedia Article
Article
Nicaraguan revolutionary. (1895-1934).
Sandino's Daughters Revisited: Feminism in Nicarauga
Randall, Margaret
Book
Randall's conversations with Nicaraguan women in their struggle against the dictator Somoza in 1979, brought the lives of a group of extraordinary female revolutionaries to the American and world publ...
Sandino's Daughters: Testimonies of Nicaraguan Women in Struggle
Randall, Margaret; Yanz, Lynda (ed.)
Book
1981
Interviews with women who fought in the Nicaraguan revolution.
Scenes from the Uprising
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1988
Noam Chomsky calls upon his visits to Israel and Nicaragua to explore the nature of popular struggle in regions under occupation.
Secrets, Lies and Democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian. ...
Sex Workers in Nicaragua Break the Silence and Gain Rights
Silva, Jose Adan
Article
2015
After living in the shadows, thousands of Nicaraguan sex workers have broken their silence, won support from state institutions and gained new respect for their rights.
The Socialist Register 1988: Volume 24: Problems of Socialist Renewal: East & West
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1988
An examination of the prospects for socialism written shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union.
Socialist Register 1989: Volume 25: Revolution Today. Aspirations and Realities
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
Socialist Register 1991: Volume 27: Communist Regimes the Aftermath
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1991
Somoza's Last Stand: Testimonies from Nicaragua
Towell, Larry
Book
1990
These are testimonies from the people who have survived the contra war against the poor of Nicaragua.
Thank God for the Revolution: A Journey through Central America
Coxsedge, Joan
Book
Coxsedge compares daily life in Nicaragua after the revolution with El Salvador at that time, warning of the dangers to the region of US policies.
Towards a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1982
A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
Triumph of the People: The Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua
Black, George
Book
This is the story of Latin America's first successful revolution since Cuba. Here is the first major study of the Sandinista Revolution. It focuses mainly on the years of armed struggle and on the exc...
What Difference Could a Revolution Make?: Food and Farming in The New Nicarauga
Collins, Joseph; with Lappe, Moore Frances; and Allen, Nick
Book
1982
Reports on the dramatic changes brought by the first three years of the Sandinista revolution.
What Uncle Sam Really Wants
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and pain...
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

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Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
JoelKovel.org
Featuring the writings of Joel Kovel on social justice, ecology, Zionism and other topics.
MATCH International
To promote the welfare of women in Canada and overseas, by funding projects, while ephasizing a feminist vision of development.
Pueblito Canada
Community development projects in Latin America. Development education materials for children in Canada.
World Federalists of Canada
We view the world as one society embracing all of humanity in its diversity. We affirm that the ideals and principles of community life which are basic to civilized existence can and must be applied t...

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Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (Spanish: Sistema de la Integraci¢n Centroamericana; SICA) is an intergovernmental organization of Central American states. It has a standing invitation to participate as observer in the session...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Latin American Parliament
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) is a regional, permanent and unicameral organism, integrated from the national Parliaments of Latin America, elected democratically by means of universal suffrage in countries that ratifie...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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Artistry, Life and Revolution: The Best of What We Are - Book Review
Mulligan, Joseph E.
1998
The Best of What We Are—Reflections on the Nicaraguan Revolution by John Brentlinger (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995), $18.95 paperback.
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Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
2009
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...

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B.C. - Nicaragua Solidarity Project
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982
Canadian Action for Nicaragua
Organization
1979
Canadian Action for Nicaragua is a coalition of about twenty-five organizations plus a number of individuals wishing to support reconstruction in Nicaragua.
Canadian Action for Nicaragua
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982
Embassy Row Online
Website
Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
Medical Aid To Nicaragua
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982
Music For Nicaragua
Organization
1986
One Sky
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
Theme issue of the One Sky newsletter on Nicaragua.
Saskatoon Nicaragua Support Committee
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982