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Say it ain't so Nicaragua

Date Sunday September 09
Time 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorEugene E Ruyle
Emailcuyleruyle [at] mac.com
Phone510-332-3865
Location Details
NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library

Say it ain't so Nicaragua


To read some of the “analysis” of the left one would think that the recent uprisings in Nicaragua are all a part of a well-orchestrated campaign from the same old enemies that the Frente Sandinista had during the 1980’s and the ones that the Left has in the region since way before that. Those right-wing actors sure are still busy and it is easy to look at their fingerprints on other Latin American internal affairs, especially in Venezuela. 
 Are events in Nicaragua another CIA plot? 
 NO, but the CIA is trying to shape events and always has.
 Understanding Nicaragua today is sort of like being involved in a family break up that involves a lot of denial. Just as one’s ex will downplay that part where a fist was slammed on the table and a door was slammed during a stomp off, many on the left are looking for all kinds of reasons not to believe that the government of Daniel Ortega is the source of its own problems. Don Macleay, who fought with the Sandinistas in the Contra War of the 80’s, will be our featured speaker. NOTE: This will be run as a Town Forum, with over half of the time reserved for a respectful discussion including as many voices as possible. ICSS member Gene Ruyle will moderate.
Don Macleay, who fought on the Sandinista side in the Contra War of the 80’s, will be our featured speaker. The above is an excerpt from a recent blog by him. For some of Don's background there is a 25 min video: https://vimeo.com/164374028
NOTE: This will be run as a Town Forum, with over half of the time reserved for a respectful discussion including as many voices as possible. ICSS member Gene Ruyle will moderate.
Readings:
Don Macleay,
https://progressive.org/dispatches/nicaraguan-protests-are-genuine-issues-diverse-180512/
And
http://donmacleay.blogspot.com
For another view:
Roger Harris,
https://mltoday.com/regime-change-in-nicaragua/

Sun, Sept 9, 2018 – 10:30am-12:30pm
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)

Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML

About Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.

For info or to subscribe to our weekly announcements,
Call Gene Ruyle at 510-332-3865 or email: cuyleruyle [at] mac.com
For our full schedule, go to icssmarx.org
Labor donated by ICSS volunteers
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