Nicaragua

Our debate with Jeremy Corbyn on Nicaragua, 1983

Submitted by martin on 4 March, 2019 - 6:13 Author: Jeremy Corbyn, Sean Matgamna
September 1983 conference

Our criticism of Jeremy Corbyn's politics is not of yesterday. From 1978, and through the early 1980s, Jeremy Corbyn wrote frequently for Socialist Organiser, a forerunner of Solidarity. The picture above shows him on the platform (to the right) at a conference organised by Socialist Organiser in September 1983, the same month as the political exchange of opinions reprinted below.

Once left wing, now corrupt

Submitted by SJW on 30 May, 2018 - 10:53 Author: Gerry Bates

At least 83 protesters have been killed so far as Nicaragua’s once-left-wing president Daniel Ortega deploys police and troops against street demonstrations and blockades demanding his resignation.

The protests first exploded in mid-April against Ortega’s plan to increase workers’ social-security benefits and cut pensions. On 22 April, Ortega retreated on that.

Protests have continued. They reached a new high on the weekend 26-27 May, after talks mediated by the Catholic Church broke down.

Reviews: Rushdie, Kowalewski, Heffer, Bornstein and Richardson, Parisot, Badayev and Cliff

Submitted by martin on 23 April, 2011 - 5:26

Jim Denham reviews "The Jaguar Smile", by Salman Rushdie.

Martin Thomas reviews "Rendez-nous nos usines", by Zbigniew Kowalewski.

Stan Crooke reviews "Labour's Future: socialism or SDP mark II", by Eric Heffer.

Bruce Robinson reviews "War and the International", by Sam Bornstein and Al Richardson.

Jane Ashworth reviews "Johnny Come Lately: a short history of the condom", by Jeanette Parisot.

Jack Cleary reviews "Bolsheviks in the Tsarist Duma", by A Y Badayev with an introduction by Tony Cliff.

Is Nicaragua socialist?

Submitted by martin on 23 April, 2011 - 4:50

Seven and a half years after the Sandinistas overthrew the hated Somoza dictatorship, clearly there have been significant gains; but the working class in Nicaragua neither holds power through its mass organisations, nor through a political party which has been built on the basis of working-class struggle...

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