How Nicaragua defeated a right-wing US-backed coup: A report from Managua (Ep. 22)


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Max Blumenthal reports from on the ground in Nicaragua’s capital Managua. He reveals how the violent right-wing opposition attempted to overthrow the elected Sandinista government, with help from US-funded organizations and think tanks.

Nils McCune recalls how Nicaragua’s “April 19 movement” operated: violent insurgents occupied universities, burnt down government buildings and pro-government activists’ homes, besieged police headquarters, and tortured and even killed Sandinistas. The Catholic Church helped.

Meanwhile Western corporate media outlets and human rights organizations outlandishly portrayed the democratically elected government of President Daniel Ortega as a murderous oppressor killing moderate peaceful protesters.

All you people who are standing up to declare that our corporate media is not our enemy, please listen to this report. It might just change your mind about taking sides between #45 and the corporate media. They are both evil. There is no lesser evil between the two of them.

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