US out of Central America! Victory to FMLN/FDRPrimary Artist: Terry Forman

Created: San Francisco Collective, 1980s

Medium: Silkscreen poster, offset printed stickers

Dimensions: 17.5″ x 23″

One of several posters made to bring attention to the US orchestrated wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua. During the 1980s the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) of El Salvador led a national liberation war to overthrow a series of US-backed governments. The US provided billions of dollars in equipment and training to the Salvadoran military, which formed death squads that terrorized and murdered thousands of civilians. In 1979 the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) ousted the Somoza dictator government in Nicaragua and established a government. In 1981, the Reagan Administration backed a rightist collection of counter-revolutionary groups (“Contras”), providing them through the CIA with funding, equipment, training, and funding through illegal arms sales to Iran. The goal of this so-called Contra War was to terrorize the people and ultimately overthrow the Sandinista government, which ultimately they were able to do. A broad-based solidarity movement in the U.S. emerged to oppose these wars in Central America.

Image: U.S soldier with flaming gun and image of tanks and helicopters firing guns and dropping bombs.

Words: U.S. Adviser, U.S. Out of Central America! Victory to the FMLN/FDR! Defend Nicaragua!

Color: green ink on newsprint

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