On behalf of the Communist Party of Australia we send warm and revolutionary greetings to the FSLN on the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua.
On 19th July 1979 we witnessed the last successful armed revolution of the 20th Century. The all-out popular war defeated Nicaraguan dictator Somoza, one of the most horrible butchering dictatorships in Latin America.
Under the leadership of Commander in chief Carlos Fonseca Amador, the FSLN made the correct strategic and tactical assessment giving leadership to the insurrectional and guerrilla warfare effort in which the entire people participated in the overthrow of Somoza’s dictatorship. They followed the legacy of the “General of Free Men” Augusto Cesar Sandino.
A very young revolution was confronted with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the pressures that mounted in the unipolar world of the 90’s. Including the US inhumane war against the Sandinistas with the CIA sponsored Contras as well as the economic war against the people. We remember the victims of the war in particular the Cachorros (pups) youngsters who gave their lives in defence of the homeland and their revolution.
In Nicaragua’s elections the FSLN lost an election to Violeta Chamorro in 1990 and the neoliberal policies of the past were returned. The people quickly remembered the reasons for their earlier struggle and the support for the FSLN returned. Daniel Ortega and the FSLN returned to power in 2007.
Since then the FSLN under the leadership of Commander Daniel Ortega has rebuilt the basis of the revolution despite the attacks by US imperialism which at the beginning of 2018 tried to overthrow the government.
Nicaragua have overcome the attacks to proudly build a society that provided for the people and is free of gangs and other miseries. The building of a socialist society is the task the Sandinistas have ahead in their program.
We stand in solidarity with the Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN on the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution. We paid our respects to all those whose blood fertilised the road to a successful popular revolution.
Communist Party of Australia, CPA