Nicaragua – A Nation’s Right To Survive

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 1983 film, John Pilger describes the achievements of the Sandinistas and their “threat of a good example”. (53 min)

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  1. Redroom Studios says:

    wow, I loved the opening sequence to this one… the host just told it like it is and he continues a nicely sarcastic tone throughout! Was great to get the background history on the relationship between the US and Nicaragua. Wow, President Carter was even supporting the Samosas, oops!

    These high American officials that are the planners of such actions are just the scum of the earth… greedy, self serving lying bastards! These guys have no conscience. And yet they claim to be doing God’s work… shameful.

    this guy John Pilger has a great style, very uncompromising about truth and justice. It was interesting to see the state of things 25 years ago as Nicaragua was in the early days of recovery… it would be good to see a more current update.

  2. shapeshift says:

    Yes, the English do have a way of being sarcastic with style.

    I think if one has any conscience, one could not be involved in CIA covert operations… or intelligence work for any country for that matter.

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