Canadian Action for Nicaragua
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2531
Inactive/Defunct Organization
Abstract:  Canadian Action for Nicaragua ( CAN) is broad-based coalition of thirty concerned political groups an individuals. CAN's aim is to support Nicaragua's reconstruction through direct aid and to build ties of friendship and understanding. CAN has provided funds towards Nicaragua's reconstruction through direct aid and to build ties of friendship and understanding . CAN has provided funds towards Nicaragua's Literacy Crusade
($30,000 raised through a matching funds programme in 1980), Health Campaign, and its Bread with Dignity campaign( initaited in response to the U.S. government's boycott of wheat sales). More recently CAN's energies have foccssed on countering the mounting threats of political, economic, and military intervention by the Reagan administration. CAN has sponsored a series of educationals and discussions with Nicaraguan representatives- Marta Medina, Chester Perez, Olga Aviles, and other knowledgeable sources. CAN sees this dissemination of information on realities on realities in Nicaragua as essential to countering the Haig - Reagan line.

Canadian Action for Nicaragua lobbies the Canadian government extensively to provide direct bilateral aid to Nicaragua and to officially protest U.S. policy in the region. To this end CAM initiated the October 31, 1981 Toronto demonstration against the U.S. intervention in Central America and the Carribean. The coalition also circulated a national petition calling on the Canadian government to condemn the attacks against Nicaragua by the U.S. government.

Readers are invited to make a donation to the Health and Bread with Dignity campaigns or to the ongoing work of CAN ( please specify). To be on CAN's mailing list send $5 for on year. New members are welcomed and needed.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.

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