TEARSHEET. The New York Times Magazine, July 30, 1978. "National Mutiny in Nicaragua." Youths practice throwing contact bombs in forest surrounding Monimbo.
TEARSHEET. September 30, 1978 spread from "Manchete." Brazil.
Student demonstration broken up by National Guard using tear gas. Managua, June 1978
One day, after a shooting in Jinotepe, some students carried around the portrait of a young woman named Arlen Siu who had been killed months before in the mountains. At one point, as they charged down the street chanting, someone confronted me with a bullet made in the U.S.A. and asked me what I was doing there, and which side I was on. It went beyond the question of "Why am I taking photographs?" or "Who am I taking pictures for?" It was a pivotal moment. It gradually became clear to me that as an American, I had a responsibility to know what the U.S. was doing in other countries.
-S.M. from "In History"
A funeral procession for assassinated student leaders. Demonstrators carry a photograph of Arlen Siu, an FSLN guerrilla fighter killed in the mountains three years earlier. Jinotepe, 1978
TEARSHEET. Monimbo. July 5, 1978. Motorcycle brigade, followed by a crowd of one hundred thousand people, leading "Los Doce" (The Twelve civilian opposition leaders) into Monimbo.
Contacts notebook, date unknown
First day of popular insurrection. Matagalpa, August 26, 1978.
Popular insurrection in Masaya. September, 1979