Central America Support Committee
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2563
The Central America Support Committee (CASC) is a non-sectarian group which supports the liberation struggles of the Central American people. Formerly the Nicaraguan Human Rights Committee, the group was formed to support the people of Nicaragua in their fight against the dicatatorship of Anastasio Somoza. The basis of solidarity has since been broadened to include El Salvador and Guatemala, while continuing to provide support for the economic reconstruction of Nicaragua.
The activities of CASC have included the sponsoring of speakers from Central America, educational meetings, fundraising campaigns, and co-ordination and networking with other solidarity groups in the province. Since March of 1981, CASC has produced a monthly newsletter, "Centro America Libre!", as a method of circulating accurate news updates to individuals and groups working in solidarity with the people of Central America. In addition, the newsletter publicizes local solidarity events, petitions and fundraising appeals, and presents editorials and articles on Central America.
The annual subscription rate is $10.00.