2nd Congress of the ISL: Resolution on Nicaragua


* That in Nicaragua a dictatorship regime endures that rules against the whole of the working people, peasants and youth, suppressing the most basic democratic rights;

* That Ortega-Murillo, a few weeks ago, released more than 200 political prisoners, among them former Sandinista leaders of the 1979 revolution, as well as representatives of sectors of the bourgeois opposition who are linked to the White House;

* That, evidently, this political decision that was agreed upon with Yankee imperialism, was taken in a carefully thought-out manner to carry it out at a time without protests, separated by months from the action led by the ISL, the International Commission and the Caravan for Freedom that reached the Nicaraguan border, logically to avoid strengthening a pole of resistance in exile linked to the internationalist left and delimited from the State Department;

* That, although the news was received with joy by the exile organizations with which the ISL maintains a relationship, the fact of the matter is that, with all the positive aspects it has, since it implies preserving the lives of dozens of fighters, it also attempts to strengthen the role of imperialism in the region, appearing as a democratic figure in its management of the release of prisoners and raising the figures of the bourgeois opposition;

* That Ortega-Murillo also took retaliatory measures against the released political prisoners and exiled figures, such as taking away their nationality, confiscating their assets and even social security contributions, as a way of making a show of force and covering up the weakness expressed in having to “release” political prisoners;

* That despite everything, there are still some thirty hostages and the campaign for their unconditional release must continue, as well as the ideological struggle for an anti-dictatorial position from the left, independent of imperialist interference, as well as strongly critical and delimited of the campism that defends or provides cover for the criminal regime of Nicaragua through inaction and silence;

* That the campaign that we carried out leading the International Commission from the ISL, together with the comrades of the PRT, of our Nicaraguan group as well as of the main organizations of exiles in Costa Rica, was successful and became an event of regional impact in Central America, that opened up opportunities for relations and construction;

* That in a few weeks 5 years will have passed since the April 2018 Rebellion;

This Congress resolves:

1) To ratify our strategy for Nicaragua that connects the democratic tasks against the dictatorship, but does not stop there: the purpose is to wipe out the entire Sandinista and opposition bourgeoisie, and through a government of the workers and the poor peasantry based on their own democratic self-organization, reorganize the entire economy at the service of those social classes, not remaining within the framework of national borders, but betting on an immediate internationalist perspective of development of the regional socialist revolution throughout Central America.

2) To promote actions towards the 5th anniversary of April 2018, demanding the release of all political prisoners held by Ortega-Murillo, repudiating the reprisals of the dictatorship against those released and in exile, and ratifying the call to build a united International Movement in action for the fall of the regime, though with two clear political premises: the delimitation from the White House and from complicit campism.

3) To update the presentation of the Final Report that the ISL prepared on the work of the International Commission, taking into account the new situation, uploading it to the ISL website and preparing a printed edition. 4) To advance in planning the work of organic construction towards Nicaragua, from Costa Rica, in a team effort with the comrades of the PRT, from the starting point of our young militant group Alternativa Anticapitalista. All as part of a regional construction strategy of the ISL in Central America and neighboring countries.