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About       Subscribe       Contact NicaNotes is a blog for Nicaragua activists and those interested in Nicaragua, published by the Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice. It provides news and analysis from the context of Nicaragua Network’s long history of struggle in solidarity with the Sandinista Revolution.     Right-wing Congressmembers Reintroduce the NICA…

If We Want to Save the World – An Internationalist Declaration

The same imperialism that has caused so much damage to the Global South today continues expanding and threatening the whole planet. Consequently, the struggle for climate justice has converted into a struggle for the liberation of all workers, peasants, indigenous and ecosystems. The struggle against Empire is a struggle to save life on Earth. (Originally…

Support Kickstarter funding for Memorias del Fuego!

A film about disappearing stories of women who fought in Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution, and their continuing struggles for justice. Project by Jenny Murray and Laura Tomaselli of Brooklyn, NY Memorias Del Fuego is a feature-length documentary film about the disappearing stories of women who fought to win Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution. We shot the first portion…

Nicaragua Vive! 35 years since the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution

By Chuck Kaufman, National Co-Coordinator, Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice July 19, 2014 marks the 35th anniversary of the Triumph of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua. On that day, the Sandinista troops led by the nine commanders of the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN), entered the capital city of Managua where they were greeted by…

Honduras Solidarity Groups Demand Justice for Child Refugees from Central America – Sign the Petition!

[Alliance for Global Justice endorses the Honduras Solidarity Network statement on child refugees as our own. We are a member organization of the HSN and helped to draft the statement.] Sign the HSN Petition to Obama! The Honduras Solidarity Network, a network of over 30 US solidarity organizations, and Department 19, a network of Hondurans…

Why Aren’t Nicaragua’s Children Fleeing to the United States?

Nicaragua Network Alert —  June 30, 2014 This publication may be reproduced in whole or in part. Please credit the Nicaragua Network. Click here to see revealing Border Patrol map of the origins of migrant children detainees A supporter sent us a letter to the editor she had written to counter all the right-wing letters…

Two Exciting Summer Delegations to Central America!

Honduras: Human Rights Accompaniment – June 22-July 1, 2014 On the fifth anniversary of the coup that overthrew democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya, the nonviolent National Front for Popular Resistance, farmers, students, labor unionists, LGBT activists, and regular people request our accompaniment in the face of violence and repression. This delegation will join with a…

Book Review: New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence,

New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence, Eds. Maxwell A. Cameron, Eric Hershberg and Kenneth E. Sharpe, New York, 2012, 263 pages. Review by Midge Quandt           This book consists of a group of essays about participatory democracy in Latin America. Participatory democracy is direct citizen participation in the political arena;…

Climate Change Delegation to Nicaragua: June 10- 21st

At the crossroads between North and South America, Nicaragua is astonishingly bio-diverse and is a regional leader in terms of energy from renewable resources. It is also on the frontline of climate change, suffering increasingly from desertification, flooding and crop devastation. And, this little country is also profoundly engaged in two projects that could re-shape…