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This time, it’s crystal clear, and with no loopholes for equivocation or spin.  The xenophobe who offices at the White House has spoken directly, plainly and with a racial prejudice spoken by a national leader that has perhaps not been heard since the end of the Nazi regime of Adolph Hitler. “So interesting to see … Continue reading Plain and Simple
“Free, only want to be free, We huddle close, Hang on to a dream.”  –America by Neil Diamond There’s no shortage of patriotic music today, July 4.  From God Bless America sung by Kate Smith to America by Simon and Garfunkle,  America the Beautiful by Ray Charles, God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood, I’ve heard songs all day … Continue reading They’re Coming to America
The alternative path of associativism René Mendoza Vidaurre[1] The betrayal of their own path People dispossessed for so many years collected their savings and gave them to one of their sons, Solin, for him to pay for the coffee that was collected from their own group. Solin had never had so much money; he was … Continue reading The alternative path of associativism
The Girl Who Survived the War I visited a family that is a member of a cooperative, and in the conversation they brought up the big battle that happened in their community of Los Cocos [Quilalí] in 1983. It was “the big war”. Doña Moncha related “that day 14 people died from our side, I … Continue reading The Girl Who Survived the War
President Daniel Ortega: We have a commitment to make the Interoceanic Canal a Reality in Nicaragua Published in El 19 Digital Aug 13, 2019 [see original Spanish at https://www.el19digital.com/articulos/ver/titulo:93076-presidente-daniel-ortega-tenemos-el-compromiso-de-hacer-realidad-el-canal-interoceanico-en-nicaragua ] Comandante Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, stated that he has the historical commitment with the people of Nicaragua to make the Great Interoceanic Canal of … Continue reading President Daniel Ortega: We have a commitment to make the Interoceanic Canal a Reality in Nicaragua
Raúl Zibechi is an Uruguayan activist-journalist and researcher of social movements in Latin America. His reputation – well known and respected especially by the left- makes this article on the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution so significant. 40 Years of the Sandinista Revolution: Debating is Important by Raúl Zibechi August 3, 2019 in the … Continue reading 40 Years of the Sandinista Revolution: Debating is Important
“The snowball is starting to roll downhill” but still “swimming against the current” WPF has been involved with farming cooperatives in Nicaragua for over 20 years. In 2011 WPF undertook an extensive study of cooperatives in Nicaragua, and we continue to learn and work with them. When I think about where our work with cooperatives … Continue reading “The snowball is starting to roll downhill” but still “swimming against the current”
Drinking coffee as an act for peace in times of polarization Nicaragua is once again extremely polarized. It is enough to compare different posts on our nica-update to see diametrically opposed views of the ongoing crisis. We post them not to imply that each perspective is equally true, but rather to recognize that important segments … Continue reading Drinking coffee as an act for peace

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CONCEPT PAPER:SYNERGY CENTER
WPF concept paper final Jan 2014

For an introduction to this Concept Paper,
see CEO Steve Sheppard’s Jan. 31, 2014 blog post titled
The Difficult Work of Bridges.

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