Peace delegation visits Nicaragua to explore impact of U.S. sanctions

A group of 13 North Americans will be travelling to Nicaragua from March 14-24 in a delegation organized by Sanctions Kill! and Friends of the ATC to express their deep concern to the Nicaraguan people regarding the impacts of U.S. sanctions on the country. This delegation of journalists, activists and students will meet with grassroots groups that conform the Rural Workers’ Association (ATC – Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo) to understand the effects of the sanctions on ordinary Nicaraguans and how they are organizing to mitigate the impact on their day-to-day lives.

Video: Women Displaced: Central American Migration Made in the USA

Our International Women's Day event last night was a major success, with hundreds of attendees from all over the US and Latin America. The event started with a film by CODEPINK's Michelle Ellner, featuring first-hand testimonies from women from Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, countries that have been heavily impacted by US foreign policy. The film was followed by a live conversation with social movement women leaders from the three countries. A recording of the entire event should be available soon, but Ellner's powerful film can already be seen on YouTube.