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Mural in Managua painted by coffee brigadistas from England, Scotland, and Wales: solidarity is the tenderness of the peoples (Che Guevara) 40 years of UK – Nicaragua solidarity

NSC News | Monday, 11 November 2019

The overthrow of 43-year Somoza dictatorship by the broad coalition of forces of the Sandinista National Liberation Front on 19 July, 1979 was a defining historical event not only for Latin America and the Caribbean but also globally. Inspired by the Cuba Revolution twenty years earlier, the victory eroded read more

Agroecology,climate justice, the Nicaraguan example, Public event

NSC News | Monday, 21 October 2019

“We must address the root cause of our environmental crisis: the endless, limitless, mindless accumulation and concentration of capital on a planet with limited resources.” Dr Paul Oquist, Nicaraguan Minister for Public Policy Tuesday, 19 November, 7pm, Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre. Chester Rd, Highgate, London N19 read more

Agroecology students harvestng maize The Rural Workers Association: representing Nicaraguan campesinos

NSC News | Tuesday, 1 October 2019

The Rural Workers Association (ATC) covers the following areas: * defending the employment rights of agricultural workers in the banana, coffee, tobacco and African palm industries; * promoting the struggle for political, economic, social and climate justice focusing on land rights, agroecology, and food sovereignty In Nicaragua, the ATC has read more

Nicaragua related events in Tavistock, Bristol & London

NSC News | Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Friday, 4 October: LONDON, Islington Managua Friendship Association Pub Quiz. Upstairs room, The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR (Russell Sq, Kings Cross, Chancery Lane). Entry £1 per person. Pub quiz to raise funds for Los Pollitos pre-school in Managua. Further details: read more

Latin America Conference 2019 Adelante! 23 November

NSC News | Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Nicaraguan guest speakers will be National Assembly member Raquel Dixon, and Michael Campbell, Sandinista Youth. Both are from the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua 10am-5pm, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ (Euston). NOTE – NEW VENUE! With: Tereza Campello – Brazil’s Minister of Social Development & the read more

Coffee is no longer viable at lower altitudes. Farmer Ana Maria Gonzalez participates in a coffee to cocoa conversion programme Climate Emergency, Nicaraguan farmers lives already turned upside down

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 19 September 2019

Nicaraguan small scale farmers are among the tens of millions of people globally already directly affected by climate change related weather extremes for which they are least responsible. Ana Maria Gonzalez owns an eight acre, organic smallholding in the hills of northern Nicaragua where she grows Fairtrade coffee, and read more

Too war mongering even for Donald Trump, John Bolton is sacked

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 10 September 2019

US national security advisor John Bolton, has been sacked by Donald Trump reportedly after months of tension over Bolton’s ideologically charged far right war mongering. This was epitomised in a speech he made on 16 April to veterans of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba when he announced read more

Biodiversity: A range of plants, trees and bushes of different heights  protects  the environment, and creates the conditions for producing high quality arabica coffee, fruit and vegetables. Fairtrade helps farmers to combat the impact of climate change

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 15 August 2019

The Urbina family live in the community of Las Escaleras in the Department of Matagalpa where they have seven hectares of land called Finca Los Pinos. Under the canopy of hardwood and pine trees, the family grows Fairtrade coffee, cocoa, maize, beans, and a very diverse variety of vegetables, fruit read more

Latin American Spanish classes start MONDAY SEPT 9th

NSC News | Thursday, 8 August 2019

Learn Latin American Spanish at Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign with our Peruvian teacher, Dante. Classes are small, fun and concentrate on speaking but with a good grammatical grounding. The term starts on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9th and the term will be 12 weeks. New Beginners 5pm – read more

Agroecology: the wellbeing of people, the wellbeing of the planet

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 5 August 2019

‘Agroecology is a revolution! …we are killing the Earth…the most urgent task we face is the search for ways to protect it. ’ Marlen Sanchez, director, Latin American Agroecology Institute (IALA), Nicaragua From 11 to 21 July, Friends of the ATC, a solidarity organisation with the Nicaraguan Rural Workers read more