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¡LAS SANDINISTAS! | Documentary

Las Sandinistas, a new feature-length documentary film that examines the Nicaraguan revolution of the 1980’s, arrives in theaters at a critical political juncture. Full review here.

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‘Las Sandinistas!’: A Revolution Remembered

Mark Read The Indypendent
Las Sandinistas, a new feature-length documentary film that examines the Nicaraguan revolution of the 1980’s, arrives in theaters at a critical political juncture in which crises in Central America are once again center stage.

Complicating the Narrative on Nicaragua

James Phillips NACLA
The current crisis is not simply the story of a brave opposition and a brutal Ortega. It is a long-simmering conflict among different groups that has been carefully manipulated to put Nicaragua firmly and securely back under U.S. hegemony.

Friday Nite Videos | June 29, 2018

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Alexandria Ocasio Cortez: Trump Isn't Ready for a Girl From the Bronx. Does "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" Have a Hidden Message? Flirting with Fascism. Mr Forty-Five | Parody of Mrs Robinson. The Immigrants Deported to Death and Violence

Deciphering the Nicaraguan Student Uprising

Lori Hanson and Miguel Gomez NACLA
As discontent with the Ortega presidency spreads across Nicaragua, a small student movement has grown to include a diverse array of oppositional movements and private sector actors, each with their own political agenda.

Tidbits - June 21, 2018 - Reader Comments: Trump's Kidnapping and Resistance; Albert Einstein and Racism; Nicaragua and the Left; Study Medicine in Cuba; First Black-Led Union; How Christians Destroyed the Ancient World; Barbara Hillman; and more

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Reader Comments: Trump's Kidnapping, Concentration Camps and Resistance; Albert Einstein and Racism; Nicaragua and the Left; Study Medicine in Cuba; First Black-Led Union; How Christians Destroyed the Ancient World; Barbara Hillman; and more

Former Prisoner of Conscience Condemns Amnesty International

Camilo E. Mejia teleSUR
demonstrators with Nicaraguan flag An open letter to Amnesty International, by former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience Camilo E. Mejia, on the violence gripping his native Nicaragua. Through this letter I express my unequivocal condemnation of Amnesty International.

Unexpected Uprising: The Crisis of Democracy in Nicaragua

Courtney Desiree Morris North American Congress on Latin America
Nicaraguans Protest Social Security Cuts. The Nicaraguan government’s brutal response to protests over social security cuts has produced a nationwide grassroots mobilization against President Daniel Ortega. The Ortega-Murillo regime faces a crisis of legitimacy, which could open the door to the forces of both democracy and reaction.
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