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Dear Readers, This week, on the verge of my 65th birthday, I had a “senior moment.” I could have sworn…

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Political Prisoners in the USA

A version of this document was first published on September 11, 2013. As of April 2017, we are working on updates as well as a Spanish translation. We want to acknowledge Stan Smith and the Chicago Committee to Free the Five (773-376-7521, uscubachi@yahoo.com) for initiating this project and compiling the original list. This is document…

Right-wing Congressmembers Reintroduce the NICA Act in the House; Please Act!

Act Now! On April 5, 2017 right-wing members of Congress led by Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, reintroduced an even worse version of the NICA Act (Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act) than the one they introduced last September during both countries’ presidential election season. If the NICA Act were to pass both chambers of the US Congress…

Nicanotes: Guest Post: Babar the Elephant in Sign Language

Guest Post By John Perry John Perry has been involved in solidarity work with Nicaragua since the 1980s. For the last 13 years he’s lived and worked in Masaya, where he also looks after the link between Masaya and the UK city of Leicester. Raise four fingers (the sign for “B”), touch your nose with your thumb…

Nicanotes

Dear Readers, This week, on the verge of my 65th birthday, I had a “senior moment.” I could have sworn that one of you sent me a guest blog that I was planning to use. I can’t remember who sent it or what the subject was, so perhaps I dreamed the whole thing because I…