|Text on Button||Stop the Bombing in El Salvador CISPES|
Illustration of a Cessna A-37 attack plane on an orange background. White text is superimposed over illustration. Black text on bottom edge of button.
|Curl Text||DONNELLY/COLT BUTTONS BOX 188 HAMPTON, CT 06247 (union bug) CISPES, 19 W. 21st ST. NYC 10010 212-989-6051|
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From 1980 to 1992, a civil war plagued the Central American country of El Salvador, with an estimated 75,000 Salvadorans losing their lives throughout the conflict. The war was primarily between the military-led government of El Salvador, which was backed by the United States, and the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), a coalition of guerrilla groups. On the side of the FMLN is the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES). Founded in 1980 and based in Washington D.C., the organization promotes opposition to the United State's funding and political support of the Salvadoran military. Though the war ended in 1992, mementos such as this button illustrate CISPES strong opposition to the countries military and its allies.