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Announcement :: International : Race
12/6-Memoir of the Contra War with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
30 Nov 2005
Come celebrate the launching of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's long awaited memoir--Part Three!


Followed by a discussion on genuine international solidarity
12/6-Memoir of the Contra War-Book Launch and Discussion

The Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
in Boston's South End

Tuesday, December 6, at 7 pm,
followed by a NEFAC Boston-sponsored discussion on solidarity

For more info:

Blood on the Border
A Memoir of the Contra War
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

"A force of nature on the page and off."
--Dave Eggers, author

Americans are rightly accused of historical amnesia
for relegating to the trash bin events that happened any
more than a decade ago. Iran-Contra? Way old news. Even
though recently installed Supreme Court Justice Judge
Roberts was legal counsel to Reagan at the time. Even
though the continuing "War on Terror" was already being
engaged in Central America at the time.

"Vividly written with the authoritative voice of a
fearless witness, this book is a required reading
for anyone interested in the truth."
--Daisy Zamora

Legendary human rights activist and historian Roxanne
Dunbar-Ortiz suffers from no such amnesia. Unlike the many
commentators who identify the September 11, 2001 attacks as
the start of the "War on Terror," in BLOOD ON THE BORDER,
Dunbar-Ortiz offers firsthand testimony on battles waged
much earlier. The long-awaited third volume in her
critically-acclaimed memoir is a disarming account of the
decade-long dirty war pursued by US-backed Contras against
the people of Nicaragua.

"Every American should read [Blood on the Border]
to understand the shady and dubious role played in
Central America by the men who are forging US
foreign policy in the world today."
--Gioconda Bellí

While her rich political analysis bears the mark of a
trained historian, Dunbar-Ortiz also writes from her
perspective as a committed activist who spent months at a
time throughout the 1980s in Nicaragua, especially in the
remote Mosquitia region where the indigenous Miskitu people
were viciously assailed and nearly wiped out by CIA-trained
Contra mercenaries.

"Rarely do the personal and the political blend so
seamlessly.... [Her] life and work in this period
foreshadow today’s struggles over issues as diverse
as terrorism, governmental press manipulation,
engaged scholarship, activism, alcoholism, and even
identity politics."
--Baron Pineda
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Re: 12/6-Memoir of the Contra War with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
30 Nov 2005
She's an amazing woman, and her life is an inspiration to those of us who believe in solidarity. We all could learn some important lessons from Roxanne, who has been in the heart of the maelstrom and emerged even stronger.
Re: 12/6-Memoir of the Contra War with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
01 Dec 2005
she'll also be speaking at Tufts at 12pm on Monday, 12/5, in Lane 100, and at the david rockefeller center at harvard at 5pm monday 12/5.
Re: 12/6-Memoir of the Contra War with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
04 Dec 2005
Google "NEFAC", they'r e a COMUNIST group... hmmmm international solidarity with the COMUNIST goverment of Nicaragua??? Big suprise there!!!
Re: 12/6-Memoir of the Contra War with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
04 Dec 2005
Ummm, Darren, I'm not a member of NEFAC, but for you to say they're communist is a bit unnecessary. They're pretty straightforward about that. You don't need to google anything--just go to the website NEFAC lists in this post.

They're also pretty clear that as anarchist communists, they oppose authoritarian communist regimes, like that of the former Soviet Union. Is that the brush you're trying to tar them with?