An online event hosted by Friends of Latin America on October 14th, 2020. Please join us for a 90-minute webinar with three Nicaraguan women who have been involved in building community control of the police and autonomy for ethnic minorities in Nicaragua. Ajamu Baraka of the Black Alliance for Peace will help us draw the lessons from the Nicaraguan experience for our struggles in the US.
After months of coordinated work by 21 organizations that are members of the Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice, County Council Representative Elizabeth Walsh has filed CB51-2020 to end Howard County's contract with ICE. Here are a few tips on how you can help!
"[...] The stories of refugees coming from Nicaragua convey that Nicaragua is a tyrannical regime even though no evidence was provided. Those who believe immigrants should be allowed to migrate from any country in which they do not feel safe are sympathetic to those who say they are punished for their political activities. Those sympathies are manipulated by the press to make readers believe the Nicaraguan government punishes dissidents. [...] The corporate news media is planting the seeds for more US military intervention in Central America and Biden will be a willing commander."
FoLA's Jill Clark-Gollub responds to a recent misleading report by 'Democracy Now' on Nicaragua's handling of COVID-19. She urges Amy Goodman and her team to not allow Democracy Now to be used for the US's destabilizing campaign against Nicaragua.