September 17, 1987 |
Armed with tents and camping gear and a banner declaring "PA Guard out of Central America," a group of peace demonstrators slept on the grounds of the National Guard Armory in Media last weekend to protest U.S. military involvement in Central America. Amid gray skies and sporadic rain, about 200 demonstrators rallied Saturday outside the 111th Infantry National Guard Armory at State and Church Streets to protest U.S. aid to the Nicaraguan contras and the Pennsylvania National Guard's presence in Central America.
December 5, 1989
All right, the Malta summit did have one moment of, well, prickliness. It was over El Salvador, the little country where the guerrillas have been literally knocking on doors of the capital - despite more than $4 billion in U.S. aid to halt them. President Bush said that Moscow could be doing more to stop its hemispheric pals - Cuba and Nicaragua - from slipping weapons to the rebels. Notice the President didn't say the Soviets were still shipping arms to Central America. "They've told us they're not, and we believe them," Secretary of State James A. Baker 3d explained.
June 11, 1987 |
A group of Democratic state lawmakers wants the Casey administration to help keep Pennsylvania National Guardsmen out of Central America, and has introduced House and Senate resolutions to restore control of the National Guard to the states. The effort is part of a nationwide movement coordinated by the St. Louis Pledge of Resistance in Missouri, a group organized three years ago to protest U.S. military involvement in Central America. At issue is whether the states or the federal government decide how Guard units are used.
May 16, 1989 |
They appear satisfied, and they almost seem to be dancing into a police van as members of the Pledge of Resistance who linked themselves together by the wrists and refused to leave Independence Hall are arrested yesterday. Eight people were released on $1,000 bail after being charged with trespassing and other charges. "We tried to negotiate with them, but they wanted to be arrested," U.S. Park Ranger Robert Byrne said. The demonstrators were protesting against U.S. policy in Central America, Byrne said.
March 12, 1987
I have recently become quite concerned with the manner in which Americans view the situation in Nicaragua. Many seem to think that the Sandinista regime is involved in a democratic government. The Sandinistas base their policies on Marxist-Leninist ideology. The Sandinistas were trained in the 1960s in Cuba, Libya and in Palestine Liberation Organization training camps. Nicaragua has advisers from every Marxist-Leninist power in the world stationed inside its borders, most being from Cuba and East Germany.
September 22, 1988 |
Luis Ramos wants to go home to El Salvador. But he says that U. S. military aid to El Salvador and the U. S. military presence in Central America are ensuring that the conflict that drove him out of his homeland will drag on and on. Partly because of that belief, Ramos, a refugee who was granted political asylum in the United States this May, joined Saturday with about 100 demonstrators who maintain that the presence of American soldiers in...
April 6, 1986
Jeane Kirkpatrick's magical ability to weave truth from the frayed slogans of the Reagan administration showed once again in her "Blinders are off" column on March 30. The blinders are not off Mrs. Kirkpatrick. She does tell us that opinion polls in Central America "establish that solid majorities of Costa Ricans and Hondurans believe it would be better for Nicaragua and for themselves if the contras won. " I'd like to know how an accurate poll can be done in countries where many of the people don't have phones.