Over 30 Years of Solidarity with the People of Nicaragua

The Nicaragua Network has been organizing in solidarity with the people of Nicaragua for over 35 years. In February of 1979, the Network was founded to support the popular struggle to overthrow the 45 year US-supported Somoza family dictatorship, and after the July 19 victory, to support the efforts of the Sandinista Revolution to provide a better life for the nation’s people. Since then, the Network has been a leading organization in the United States committed to social and economic justice for Nicaragua, Latin America and the world, based on respect for sovereignty and self-determination. The Network advocates for sound U.S. foreign policies that respect human rights and international law. The Nicaragua Network provides information and organizing tools to solidarity, sister city, and peace and justice activists across the U.S. and around the world

Publications include the weekly free English-language Nicaragua News Bulletin and occasional monographs. The Network organizes speaking tours of Nicaraguans in the U.S. and study tours to Nicaragua. Recent campaigns have included the US property waiver, health care for ill sugar cane workers, and exposing US involvement in Nicaraguan elections. Some important past campaigns have included confronting water privatization, debt cancellation for Nicaragua and other poor countries, and radical change of IMF/World Bank measures. We also have campaigned in support of unemployed coffee workers, banana workers, labor organizing in the Free Trade Zones, indigenous rights, and the efforts of Nicaraguan environmental organizations.

To contact the Nicaragua Network by email, write to nicanet@afgj.org. We can also be contacted by phone at 202-540-8336 (ext. 2) or by mail at 225 E. 26th St., Tucson, AZ 85713