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Imperialism and Capitalism Are ‘Bleeding the World Dry’: At UN, Nicaragua Calls for Global Rebellion

At the United Nations General Assembly, Nicaragua’s Sandinista government called for a global rebellion against the “imperialist and capitalist system” that is “bleeding the world dry.” Condemning illegal sanctions and war, it urged a new multipolar order.

By Ben Norton / Multipolarista

Nicaragua’s Sandinista government used its platform at the United Nations General Assembly to call for a global rebellion against the “imperialist and capitalist system” that is “bleeding the world dry.”

“It is time to say enough to the hypocritical imperialism that politicizes, falsifies, and denigrates human rights, that they themselves violate and deny every day,” declared Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada.

“Imperialism and its coercive actions are anti-life, in all spheres, and because of this, they are contrary to international law,” he added.

In his September 26 UN speech, Moncada proclaimed, “A better, just, multipolar world” is “already being built, and we are here to keep creating it, and to defend it.”

“It is time to say enough, and to rebel and keep rebelling against the innate evil of capitalism, that suffocates the majority and brutally enriches a few.”

“It is time to transcend the egoism that kills, that murders millions of human beings in the world, who are subjected to the cruelty of poverty and extreme poverty, by the barbarous instincts of the beasts, the great powers that seek to continue and perpetuate their dominion at the expense of hunger, lack of health, destruction of the climate, ignorance, war.”

“It is time to keep rejecting the criminal blockades; the aggressions of so-called sanctions, which are illegal, arbitrary, illicit; which clearly show the perversion of the imperialist and capitalist system and model, that continue punishing the bleeding the world dry, while organizations that should defend it just watch, doing nothing.”

“It is time to make important the principal of the sovereign equality of states in all international organizations and fora, so that multipolar and non-aligned world that we have so yearned for can be reality, can be strengthened, can grow and include all of us.”

“It is time to make important the world of dialogue and peace, of justice and solidarity, of brotherhood and good will.”

The Nicaraguan foreign minister emphasized the long history of his people’s struggle against foreign conquest.

“The heroic, dignified, sovereign, free people” of Nicaragua have worked with other peoples to “confront, throughout the centuries, the colonial and imperial avarice and greed that, from Europe and the north of this wounded continent [the Americas], has shown no mercy, attacking, intervening, invading, occupying our sacred lands,” he said.

“The invaders have left Nicaragua, expelled and defeated by the bravery of Nicaraguan patriotism,” he added.

“The assault, the robbery, the ignoble and abominable plunder, the larceny and genocides unleashed by the colonialists and imperialists of Earth, those are the true crimes, and those are the true criminals against humanity.”

Urging unity, Moncada stressed, “We should unite to keep confronting the great social, economic, climatic, cultural, and security challenges, which endanger the human family every day.”

At the United Nations, Nicaragua’s Sandinista government sent its “committed embrace of solidarity with dignified and brave Venezuela, with heroic Cuba, with the noble and historic battles of the Palestinian people, the Islamic Revolution of Iran’s families, the grand ongoing battle of the Russian Federation against fascism and for security, integrity, and peace.”

Moncada likewise stressed Nicaragua’s “embrace of solidarity with the admirable resistance and just development of the People’s Republic of China, that causes such discomfort, concern, and envy for the enemies of the common good.”

Nicaragua similarly reaffirmed its solidarity with “Syria, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Belarus, the peoples of Asia, Africa, and Our America and the Caribbean.”

Benjamin Norton
Benjamin Norton

Ben Norton is a journalist, writer, and filmmaker. He is the founder and editor of Multipolarista, and is based in Latin America.


  1. We live in a world that has enough abundance to provide for equal distribution of every necessity of life to every person on the planet with the right delivery system. The problem has been as stated here in this article. Foster Gamble and his Thrive Movement exemplify efforts to maximize the potential of every human being so that we can move away from the deception and lies used to back a false Democracy claim as Biden throws around daily. His Democracy supports the rich and fuels inequality whicle brain washing the masses under the guise that fairness prevails when in fact it does not.

  2. What if the numerous formulations of the Golden Rule from throughout all time were to become the active measure to create and maintain all life in a becoming way, creating day in and day out a right relationship with all life? We have divorced ourselves on all levels from this most common and high principle. It needs to be the measure in all ways that we govern and oversee our responsibilities on planet Earth.

    1. HHoepfully they will commit troops to Russia fight against the imperialist west.

  3. It is great to see government’s now speaking on behalf of the world and calling out US hypocrisy. This is now becoming the new normal and is hopeful. The unipolar world of American hegemony is coming to an end and it seems wisdom resides in the global south as the war mongering white supremacists plunge their populations into war and poverty. Hopefully, America can be handled skillfully to avoid nuclear catastrophe as it is clear their is no sanity in any of the so called leadership of the west. American provocation is everywhere and shows the moral bankruptcy of every western government!

  4. thank you so very much, Ben Norton, for your excellent coverage of the solidarity support of
    Nicaraguan Libre!

  5. It’s about time that people start speaking up in the UN. that’s two. First the Colombians asking the US to stop destroying their country, and now Nicaragua speaking up. I hope the whole world will do it and then maybe take some action. This is one of them first positive things I have heard for a while. Keep it up Leaders of the world

  6. A perfect and fully true piece of text! I congratulate the people of Nicaragua for their victory over American imperialism and support the call for anti-imperialist global rebellion. But “the grand ongoing battle of the Russian Federation against fascism and for security, integrity, and peace”? Don’t you see Putin is an icon of fascists all over the world, including Trump? Today’s Russia is the opposite of the former USSR.

  7. Moncada’s speech would carry much more weight were he not serving the one family regime of Ortega, who has appointed his wife as VP and otherwise lorded over the entire nation of Nicaragua squashing dissent like there is no tomorrow. Liberation speech is good but first set an example in your own nation.

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