Major Solidarity Groups Send Open Letter on Nicaragua to the IACHR

The Alliance for Global Justice (US) and the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (UK) sent the following Open Letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, signed by our two organizations and a number of prominent international and Nicaraguan activists and experts. Signers include Blanca Segovia Sandino Arauz, daughter of General Augusto C. Sandino, Camilo Mejia, Human…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua: Virtual reality and human rights

July 5th 2020 By Stephen Sefton, Tortilla con Sal Ever since January 2007, the Western human rights industry has attacked Nicaragua’s Sandinista government for being undemocratic and repressive. For over a decade, Nicaragua’s social and economic development and successive democratic elections repeatedly contradicted that mendacious narrative. Frustrated by Nicaragua’s embarrassing example of undeniable, sovereign, socialist-inspired social…

Why did the Bureau of Prisons impose a national lockdown days after the murder of George Floyd?

by Natalia Schuurman Following the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, a nationwide uprising of unprecedented proportions has swept  the U.S. in thousands of cities and towns, large and small, across all 50 states. This surge of mass resistance around issues of racial injustice, occurring against the…

Venezuela & ALBA News 7.3.2020 US and Britain Loot Venezuela’s Wealth; Free Simon Trinidad, Webinars

Venezuelanalysis: UK Court Denies Venezuela $1.13 billion in Gold, Says Guaido is President The High Court blocked the Venezuelan government’s effort to recover 31 tons of the nation’s gold held by the Bank of England. The court said it “unequivocally recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president,” rejecting the Maduro government’s right to repatriate the…

NicaNotes: Feeding the People in Times of Pandemic: The Food Sovereignty Approach in Nicaragua

By Rita Jill Clark-Gollub (Washington), Erika Takeo (Managua), and Avery Raimondo (Los Angeles) (A longer version of this article was published by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on June 22, 2020: https://www.coha.org/feeding-the-people-in-times-of-pandemic-the-food-sovereignty-approach-in-nicaragua/) “A nation that cannot feed itself is not free.” Fausto Torrez, Nicaraguan Rural Workers Association An array of UN agencies is predicting a…