Éric Toussaint talks about Nicaragua with Bill Fletcher on US radio

19 January by Eric Toussaint , Bill Fletcher


On January, Friday the 18th, Éric Toussaint was interviewed by Bill Fletcher for WPFW FM, a progressive Washington based radio station, about the current situation in Nicaragua. You can listen to the interview below.

Éric Toussaint made frequent visits to Nicaragua and the rest of Central America between 1984 and 1992. He took part in the organization of the voluntary work brigades with trade unionists and other militants of international solidarity that went out from Belgium to Nicaragua between 1985 and 1989. He was one of the FGTB (General Federation of Belgian Labour) activists on Nicaraguan issues. He met with various members of the Sandinista Directorate: Tomas Borge, Henry Ruiz, Luis Carrion, Victor Tirado Lopez in the period from 1984 – 1992. He had close links with the ATC, the Sandinist association of agricultural workers. He was invited to the 1st Congress of the FSLN in July 1991 and the 3rd Forum of Sao Paulo held in Managua in July 1992. At the International Institute for Research and Education in Amsterdam, he taught courses in the 1980s on the FSLN’s revolutionary strategy before they came to power and in the post-1979 period.

Recently Éric Toussaint wrote this article with Nathan Legrand.

Éric Toussaint and Bill Fletcher talk about Nicaragua


Source: WPFW FM

Eric Toussaint

is a historian and political scientist who completed his Ph.D. at the universities of Paris VIII and Liège, is the spokesperson of the CADTM International, and sits on the Scientific Council of ATTAC France.
He is the author of Bankocracy (2015); The Life and Crimes of an Exemplary Man (2014); Glance in the Rear View Mirror. Neoliberal Ideology From its Origins to the Present, Haymarket books, Chicago, 2012 (see here), etc.
See his bibliography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89ric_Toussaint
He co-authored World debt figures 2015 with Pierre Gottiniaux, Daniel Munevar and Antonio Sanabria (2015); and with Damien Millet Debt, the IMF, and the World Bank: Sixty Questions, Sixty Answers, Monthly Review Books, New York, 2010. Since the 4th April 2015 he is the scientific coordinator of the Greek Truth Commission on Public Debt.

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Bill Fletcher

has been an activist since his teen years. Upon graduating from college he went to work as a welder in a shipyard, thereby entering the labor movement. Over the years he has been active in workplace and community struggles as well as electoral campaigns. He has worked for several labor unions in addition to serving as a senior staffperson in the national AFL-CIO.

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