By Carlos Fonseca, Daniel Ortega, Tomás Borge, Humberto Ortega, Jaime Wheelock, Bruce Marcus

ISBN-10: 0873486196

ISBN-13: 9780873486194

The simplest choice in English of ancient records of the FSLN and speeches and interviews from the hole years of the 1979 Sandinista revolution.

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They examined the war in mathematical terms. Somoza had a regu­ lar ar m y . Somoza had m ore sol di ers t han the Sand i n i st as. Somoza had t a n k s , pl anes. a r t i l l ery , w h i l e t h e Sa nd i ni st a s d i dn' t . Somoza h a d mor e soldiers, m or e r i fl es, m or e com m u n i cat i on s t ha n t h e San di n i s­ tas. Th er efore, Somoza had t o w i n t h e wa r ag ai nst t h e Sand i n i st as. Bu t w ha t was left nu t was t ha t Somoza di d not h ave th e people, an d tha t we Sand i ni st as w er e th e people.

On Sat u r d ay , September 1, i n a M ex ican new spaper , we r ead a di s­ patch dat el ined H av an a t h at m ade r efer ence to N icar ag ua's posi t ion regarding the "problem" of Kampuchea. And we say "problem" be­ cause it is a problem for imperialism for a people to be free. Th e di spatch i n qu estio n n oted t h a t N i car agu a's delegat io n h ad al i gned it sel f w i t h t h e Soviet bloc by recogni zin g t he gov er nm en t of people's Kampuchea. We all know what interests motivate the inter­ national press agencies of the so-called free world, so the deed does not sur p r ise us.

We solidarize ourselves with the frontline countries and condemn the aggression by South Africa and Rhodesia against them. And we so­ li d a rize w i t h t h e r i gh t of t h e people of East T i m or t o self-det er m i n a­ t i on . S. troops from Sout h K or ea . Onl y a fe w m on t h s w er e t o pass w hen i n 192 7 Y a n k ee m ar i n es a gai n l anded on ou r soi l . Then the fi gure of A u gu sto Cesar Sandi no vigor ously rose up and, at the head of an army of workers and peasants, sought to militarily de­ f eat t he i n t er v en t i onist forces i n an un equal cam pai g n .

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