SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2015

It is time to Stop Fast Track and the TPP!

As Congress gets closer to a vote on Fast Track which would mean an up or down vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the Nicaragua Network urges you to let your senators and representatives know that you oppose these anti-democratic measures.

To contact your members of Congress, click here. http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1034/p/dia/action3/common/public/

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2015

Read "Nicaragua Now" from the NSC!

"Nicaragua Now" is the twice-yearly publication of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign of the United Kingdom, a sister organization of the Nicaragua Network.  It covers subjects about Nicaragua and UK-Nicaragua solidarity.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015

Meet with Colombia Peace Negotiators in Havana, Cuba--April 11-18, 2015

The Alliance for Global Justice has been invited by the Comité Permanente por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (Permanent Committee for the Defense of Human Rights - CPDH) to visit Havana, Cuba, in support of the Colombian peace process. Negotiators are making historic progress toward ending the world's longest standing major war.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014

Week of Action against Fast Track for the TPP!

The Nicaragua Network urges you to participate in the campaign to stop Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read more below!

STOP THE SNEAK ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY
Week of Action against Fast Track for the TPP * November 8 - 14, 2014

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2014

Birding in Nicaragua -- February 28 - March 9, 2015

Birding in Nicaragua -- February 28 - March 9, 2015

Organized by El Porvenir

The Nicaragua Network is happy to post this announcement about a wonderful opportunity to visit nature reserves, islands, and volcanoes for eight days of birding!

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2014

New film revives contra-cocaine scandal!

The film "Kill the Messenger" exposes the mainstream media's role in covering up the "contra-cocaine" scandal of the 1990s in which the Nicaragua Network and other solidarity groups joined with African Americans to push Congress not to brush the evidence of the CIA's drug involvement under the rug. Journalist Robert Parry, an expert on these issues, writes about how the New York Times finally is recognizing its immoral and deadly role. (Photo shows journalist Gary Webb with his boxes of research materials.)

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2014

CIA helped get profits from crack epidemic to contras!

REPRINTED FROM THE NICARAGUA MONITOR OF SEPT.-OCT. 1996

Nicaragua Monitor
Sept.-Oct. 1996

CIA sent profits from crack epidemic to contras!
By Katherine Hoyt

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

Nicaragua, ALBA, and Climate Change: The Promise of a Good Example

Paul Baker’s Fall USA Tour --  November 5-25, 2014

This notice may be reproduced in whole or in part. Please credit the Nicaragua Network.

For almost forty years UK-born musician/organizer Paul Baker and his Nicaraguan wife Fátima Hernández have worked pro bono with the Chilean, Salvadoran and Nicaraguan peoples, as Paul puts it, "Surviving by skin of teeth and seat of pants. Quite a ride, but it's exciting (if tough on 'trousers'!), sharing life with people who drop into bed not knowing if there'll be food for tomorrow, yet always greeting you next day smiling, their children washed, pressed and ready for school. Fátima herself is a barrio girl, a guerrillera at 13 who fought the Somoza dictatorship to bring Nicaragua justice.  She's worked on in barrio health and education ever since, and now primarily cares for severely burned children. It's wonderful to work with her/her compañer@s. Thanks to them/their FSLN government, after years of neo-liberal regimes killing land reform, destroying health and education, Nicaragua is the 'threat of a good example' once again."

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014

Action alert: Demand Franciscan foundation cancel Oliver North as keynote speaker!

On Sept. 13, 2014, convicted Iran-Contra criminal Oliver North will be the key-note speaker at a Dallas, Texas, dinner organized by the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land to benefit persecuted Christians in the Middle East!

Any of us who worked to stop Reagan’s contra war have the right to ask, “What about all those Christians who died in Nicaragua in the 1980s victims of the weapons and supplies that Oliver North illegally sent to the contras fighting to overthrow the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua?” The only reason North did not serve time in jail after he was convicted of violating US law was because the extensive coverage of the Iran-Contra Hearings in Congress was ruled by an appeals court to have prejudiced the jury against him!

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014

Support Kickstarter funding for Memorias del Fuego!

Memorias Del Fuego is a feature-length documentary film about the disappearing stories of women who fought to win Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution. The first portion, in which the filmmakers interviewed former Sandinista commanders, couriers, and journalists, was shot without any funding, but the project is raising funds to be able to return and capture the stories of female combatants from rural areas and FSLN party members.

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