Category Archives: Central American Solidarity Movement

Street Theater was a common tactic in the Grand Rapids Central America Solidarity Movement

Street Theater has been a tactic used by social movements for decades as a means to dramatize the message of a particular campaign. Much of the modern day street theater can be linked to the work of Brazilian artist Augusto … Continue reading

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Music was a tool in the Grand Rapids Central America Solidarity Movement

Last week we posted a piece about how political cartoons were used as a means to raise awareness about the struggle for justice in Central America in the 1980s & 90s.  This week we draw attention to how music played … Continue reading

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Political Cartoons were also part of the Grand Rapids Central America Solidarity Movement

(This article is part of two separate projects – The Central American Solidarity Movement and the Indy Media Movement in Grand Rapids) There were all types of resistance to US policy in Central America in the 1980s. As we have … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Grand Rapids Press was a tool for the 1980s Central American Solidarity Movement

(This is another posting on the 1980s Central American Solidarity Movement in Grand Rapids, which will be part of a larger project.) In the 1980s, the Reagan Administration was obsessed with countering the revolutionary movements in Central America. At the … Continue reading

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Calling out Congressman Paul Henry was one tactic in the resistance to US Policy in Central America in the 1980s.

This article is just one piece of a larger project that will explore the movement in Grand Rapids to resist US foreign policy in Central America in the 1980s. During the 1980s, Central America became of central part of US … Continue reading

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