Nicaragua – A Nations Right To Survive by John Pilger (1983; must-see)

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Posted previously on October 31, 2006 on my old blog.

Warning

This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

In 1979, the Sandinistas won a popular revolution in Nicaragua, putting an end to decades of the corrupt US-backed Somoza dictatorship. They based their reformist ideology on that of the English Co-operative Movement, but was to prove too ‘radical’ for the Reagan administration.

In this film, Pilger describes the achievements of the Sandinistas and their “threat of a good example”.

Watch on Vimeo for free.

This video is for sale here.

see

Romero (1989) + Chomsky on Oscar Romero + Massacre during Romero’s funeral

7 thoughts on “Nicaragua – A Nations Right To Survive by John Pilger (1983; must-see)

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  4. Our original reason for dominating Nicaragua by force of occupation had to do with a possible canal through the country. Later we did the same to Panama:

    http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=168814718&blogId=485121843

    US Marines occupied the country for 20 years, starting in 1910. That was only the beginning of a vast treachery, which ultimately resulted in crack hitting the streets of US inner-cities, and our selling arms to iran (all culprits pardoned).

    DON’T foregive amerigaah for these crimes.

    Bring on the REPARATIONS:

  5. The tragedy is that the only resistance to Stalinism was considered to be these conservative, right wing, militaristic ‘transnational’ corporatist capitalists.

    We could have just left Latin America alone, and learned a new level of democracy.

    My god, they dropped people into volcanoes. And still people worship the Gipper.

    Every time we attempt to intervene on behalf of ‘democracy’, it’s to protect business, and every time people die and suffer in vast numbers at our behest.

    What is our obsession with misguided ‘intervention’ really about? Did Hitler really win in the end, by infecting us forever with militaristic arrogance?

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