Nicaragua

Once left wing, now corruptSJWWed, 30/05/2018 - 10:53

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.

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Workers' Liberty 11 SurveyAWLThu, 28/04/2011 - 11:19

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International round-up: PLO goes for two states; Yugoslavia's "market socialism" crumbles; aftermath of the economic crash; crisis in Nicaragua; gains for PT in Brazil; EEC's "single market"

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Reviews: Rushdie, Kowalewski, Heffer, Bornstein and Richardson, Parisot, Badayev and CliffmartinSat, 23/04/2011 - 17:26

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.

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Is Nicaragua socialist?martinSat, 23/04/2011 - 16:50

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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