CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador is celebrating our 35th Anniversary this winter! We are a national grassroots solidarity organization that since 1980 has organized to stop US intervention in El Salvador and to support the work of the vibrant Salvadoran resistance movement and the FMLN, the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, against the powers of US imperialism and elite domination.
The people of El Salvador know the importance of keeping historical memory alive, passing the history of struggle down throughout the generations. To commemorate three decades of cross-border struggle, we have created this anniversary blog and we want you to share YOUR story about CISPES and the solidarity movement.
Were you involved in one of hundreds of civil disobedience actions to stop military funding for Salvadoran death squads? Did you participate in a delegation or travel to Central America to witness the truth about the resistance yourself? Was CISPES formative to your own political development?
Share your story! Just click on “Timeline” and drag your mouse across the timeline to view important events from the past 35 years. When you find an event that brings back memories or lessons for future organizing, go ahead and click on it, then post your own story!
This site is chock-full of videos, music, and pictures from the history of the Central American solidarity movement so poke around the multimedia tab or search for something specific by using the search tool at the top of the screen.
Congratulations to the many compañer@s out there for making 35 years of solidarity and struggle possible, and thank you for your ongoing dedication!