Tag Archives: William Walker

U.S. Threatens Regime Change in Nicaragua

By Margaret Kimberly Source: Black Agenda Report Nicaragua has been a target of U.S. aggressions since the 1850s. The Biden administration’s attack on the newly elected government is the latest chapter in a long and sordid history. Eyewitness accounts of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Burn! (aka Queimada)

“Burn!” (aka Queimada) (1969) is a film directed by Gillo Pontecorvo loosely based on a failed uprising in Guadalupe but also serves as an amalgamation of many incidents throughout the history of western exploitation of the global south. Marlon Brando … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Walker

Following the modest successes of “Repo Man” and “Sid and Nancy”, director Alex Cox took a chance on an Acid Western filmed in Nicaragua about soldier-of-fortune William Walker. Featuring a script by cult screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer, a great soundtrack by … Continue reading

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