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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1988
Dick Brukenfeld's Op-Ed article ("A Historically Valid, All-American Solution to Nicaragua: Buy It," Feb. 28) was supposed to be humorous, but in fact, was disgusting. The U.S. capitalist mentality that believes that everything and everyone can be bought reveals the degeneration in U.S. thought and morality. What has inspired tens of thousands of U.S. citizens who have visited and studied Nicaragua is the integrity and incorruptibility of the Sandinistas--they are willing to suffer and die rather than to sell their sovereignty, freedom, and self-determination ( "Patria libre o morir" )
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1989
The Times is to be commended for publishing the excellent column on Nicaragua by Jesse Jackson ("Two Sides Can't See Peace Staring Them in the Face," Op-Ed Page, Nov. 2). As Jackson suggests, the only rational, diplomatic, humane, and self-interested course of action to take is the following: "The United States must convince the Contras to demobilize and return peacefully to Nicaragua to take part in the election process. Further American aid should be sent only to the United Nations and the Organization of American States to assist in the demobilization and reconstruction process."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1988
We appreciate that The Times covered the ceremonies at the Irvine City Hall honoring the Veterans Peace Convoy to Nicaragua (May 31), but we wish to protest the biased reporting that gave a very distorted view of the event. The story accurately reported that there were 150 to 200 people present to honor the Veterans Peace Convoy and 20 to 30 in opposition. But then, except for a couple of sentences, virtually the entire story and the photos were about the opposition. Is that a fair representation?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1989
The Times editorial, "El Salvador: The War Goes On" (Aug. 16), calling attention to the fact that the Salvadoran war has been going on even longer than the Contra war in Nicaragua, is very welcome. The emphasis in the editorial is on "how complex" and "perhaps intractable" the Salvadoran war is. A few bits of information can make the Salvadoran war seem less complex and less intractable. For many generations, a tiny, elite, landed oligarchy has owned most of the wealth in El Salvador, while the vast majority of the people have lived in abject poverty and misery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1988
Congratulations to The Times for its fine editorial summarizing the many ways in which President Reagan's Central America policy has failed, and calling for support of the Arias peace plan, and for a more constructive strategy and rational basis for U.S.-Nicaraguan relations. One contradiction in The Times' analysis is that it lauds the elements of the Arias peace plan including "an end to outside interference in each country's internal affairs," but calls for continued U.S. financial support to opposition groups in Nicaragua--which is obviously interference which would continue to violate international law. In our own country, aid from foreign governments for internal political activities is prohibited.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1987
On Sept. 13, a letter by Shirley Cereseto referring to recent mouthings by Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) makes me wonder what kind of congressman is representing me in Washington. The only knowledge I have of Dornan's activities is what I read in the news concerning some of his outrageous conduct toward people who do not fully agree with his sentiments. It makes me wonder about his ability to properly represent the welfare of his constituency when he is capable of such outbursts as are repeatedly being reported in the press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1989
The Times is to be commended for publishing the excellent column on Nicaragua by Jesse Jackson ("Two Sides Can't See Peace Staring Them in the Face," Op-Ed Page, Nov. 2). As Jackson suggests, the only rational, diplomatic, humane, and self-interested course of action to take is the following: "The United States must convince the Contras to demobilize and return peacefully to Nicaragua to take part in the election process. Further American aid should be sent only to the United Nations and the Organization of American States to assist in the demobilization and reconstruction process."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1989
The Times editorial, "El Salvador: The War Goes On" (Aug. 16), calling attention to the fact that the Salvadoran war has been going on even longer than the Contra war in Nicaragua, is very welcome. The emphasis in the editorial is on "how complex" and "perhaps intractable" the Salvadoran war is. A few bits of information can make the Salvadoran war seem less complex and less intractable. For many generations, a tiny, elite, landed oligarchy has owned most of the wealth in El Salvador, while the vast majority of the people have lived in abject poverty and misery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1988
Last month the Orange County Friends of Nicaraguan Children received $5,300 in contributions from county residents for the nationwide humanitarian project of the Veterans Peace Convoy, to take food, clothing, and medical equipment to Nicaragua for war orphans and children displaced by the war. The trucks the veterans were driving were to be left in Nicaragua to transport the aid material to the children. When the convoy reached the U.S.-Mexican border, it was stopped by U.S. Customs officials, who refused to allow it to proceed on its way to Nicaragua, claiming that the gift of trucks would violate the U.S. embargo on trade with Nicaragua.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1987
Rep. Robert K. Dornan ("Dornan's Reply to Heckler Story," Sept. 6) disputes Times reporter Mark Pinsky's accurate account that Dornan shouted, "Yell once more and your ass is going to be thrown out!" at an elderly woman on Aug. 22. However, there were several dozen of us who heard exactly that--a remark in keeping with Dornan's well-known style. Dornan claims that he has a recording of the event to prove his own version. But we all know that recordings can be doctored, and Dornan is not above doing that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1988
Congratulations to The Times for its fine editorial summarizing the many ways in which President Reagan's Central America policy has failed, and calling for support of the Arias peace plan, and for a more constructive strategy and rational basis for U.S.-Nicaraguan relations. One contradiction in The Times' analysis is that it lauds the elements of the Arias peace plan including "an end to outside interference in each country's internal affairs," but calls for continued U.S. financial support to opposition groups in Nicaragua--which is obviously interference which would continue to violate international law. In our own country, aid from foreign governments for internal political activities is prohibited.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1988
Last month the Orange County Friends of Nicaraguan Children received $5,300 in contributions from county residents for the nationwide humanitarian project of the Veterans Peace Convoy, to take food, clothing, and medical equipment to Nicaragua for war orphans and children displaced by the war. The trucks the veterans were driving were to be left in Nicaragua to transport the aid material to the children. When the convoy reached the U.S.-Mexican border, it was stopped by U.S. Customs officials, who refused to allow it to proceed on its way to Nicaragua, claiming that the gift of trucks would violate the U.S. embargo on trade with Nicaragua.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1988
We appreciate that The Times covered the ceremonies at the Irvine City Hall honoring the Veterans Peace Convoy to Nicaragua (May 31), but we wish to protest the biased reporting that gave a very distorted view of the event. The story accurately reported that there were 150 to 200 people present to honor the Veterans Peace Convoy and 20 to 30 in opposition. But then, except for a couple of sentences, virtually the entire story and the photos were about the opposition. Is that a fair representation?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1988
Dick Brukenfeld's Op-Ed article ("A Historically Valid, All-American Solution to Nicaragua: Buy It," Feb. 28) was supposed to be humorous, but in fact, was disgusting. The U.S. capitalist mentality that believes that everything and everyone can be bought reveals the degeneration in U.S. thought and morality. What has inspired tens of thousands of U.S. citizens who have visited and studied Nicaragua is the integrity and incorruptibility of the Sandinistas--they are willing to suffer and die rather than to sell their sovereignty, freedom, and self-determination ( "Patria libre o morir" )
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1987
On Sept. 13, a letter by Shirley Cereseto referring to recent mouthings by Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) makes me wonder what kind of congressman is representing me in Washington. The only knowledge I have of Dornan's activities is what I read in the news concerning some of his outrageous conduct toward people who do not fully agree with his sentiments. It makes me wonder about his ability to properly represent the welfare of his constituency when he is capable of such outbursts as are repeatedly being reported in the press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1987
Rep. Robert K. Dornan ("Dornan's Reply to Heckler Story," Sept. 6) disputes Times reporter Mark Pinsky's accurate account that Dornan shouted, "Yell once more and your ass is going to be thrown out!" at an elderly woman on Aug. 22. However, there were several dozen of us who heard exactly that--a remark in keeping with Dornan's well-known style. Dornan claims that he has a recording of the event to prove his own version. But we all know that recordings can be doctored, and Dornan is not above doing that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1990
The newly formed Orange County Coalition for Peace in the Middle East will hold a demonstration today at Buena Park Mall to protest the U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf. The gathering, to be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of La Palma and Stanton avenues, is the second in a series of protests being held each Saturday at shopping malls in Orange County, organizers said. The next demonstration is scheduled for Jan. 5 at MainPlace/Santa Ana.
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