One SkyPublisher: Saskatchewan Cross-Cultural Centre, Saskatoon, Canada
Year Published: 1979
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX1012
Theme issue of the One Sky newsletter on Nicaragua.
Abstract: The theme of this newsletter is Nicaragua. An historical analysis points out that Nicaragua is potentially rich. The main resources are agriculture, foresty and mining. These resources were not being developed by Nicaraguans, but by the foreign interests such as Canadian and American industries.
The reign of Somoza is described as having been one of "brutal oppression" and a dictatorship that governed by force of arms and terror. The struggle of the Sandinista Front of National Liberation is outlined against the political oppression and corruption of the former Somozan government. Church support shifted from Somoza to the Sandinista Front, and many nuns and priests offered the churches as havens to those fleeing Somozan police.
The Saskatoon Solidarity Committee has formed and now promotes solidarity between working people in Canada and working people in places such as Nicaragua. They are celebrating the Nicaraguan revolution as a serious blow against imperialism.
Periodical profile published 1979