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Friday: Al Jazeera interview with Comrade Guarev of the CPN(M)

Posted by n3wday on September 22, 2008

We received this announcement from the Maoist Revolution list. The interview will take place on Al Jazeera live streams.

Exclusive Al Jazeera Interview with Comrade Gaurav, head of the International Command of the Communist Party Of Nepal (Maoist)

Comrade Gaurav is to be interviewed by Al Jazeera TV on Friday, 26th September 2008. The interview and the programme itself is first broadcast on Al Jazeera English at 8.00pm, friday London time, and it is repeated over the next 24 hours to catch all time zones across the world.

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Nepal: Yadav resigns over land seizure controversy

Posted by n3wday on September 22, 2008

This article was made available by the Maoist Revolution mailing list.

Minister Matrika Yadav resigns over land seizure controversy

KATHMANDU, Sept 19 – Minister for Land Reforms and Management Matrika Yadav resigned from his post, on Friday, refraining from the Maoist central secretariat’s directives to publicly apologise for his involvement in the Siraha land seizure.

Minister Yadav tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Prachanda, who is also the chairman of the CPN-Maoist, immediately after the meeting today.

In his resignation, Yadav accused the CPN-UML and the MPRF—other main partners of the Maoist-led coalition government— of being anti-people and claimed that the UML appointed an Indian national as minister. He further stated that the government took to suppression of the Dalits and landless squatters and demolished the huts they built in the land of former royalty Mohan Shahi.
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Nepal: A matter of class interest!

Posted by n3wday on September 22, 2008

This article was published in the Red Star.
A matter of class interest!

Red Star Reporter

Leaders of Nepali Congress (NC), as well as some leaders of the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist) are talking against the latest comment of the Maoist Chairman and Prime Minister Prachanda about the goal of the party. Foreign Imperialist powers like the United States and Britain are backing them.

PM Prachanda clarified about ‘Parliamentary system’ while answering queries raised by Constituent Assembly members on the policies and programs of the government. He said in a clear remark that-”Since the country has been passing through a transitional phase, it can neither remain static by following the parliamentary system nor can it adopt socialism outright. All multi-party systems in the world are not parliamentary democracies.”

Furthermore, PM Prachanda during his visit in India said that Nepal is going to experiment with a new democratic system. He added-”We have not tried to practice formal parliamentary democracy or a one party communist dictatorship. We have tried to go ahead with a new democratic system in between the two systems.”
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Nepal: Prachanda says India ready for a review of the 1950 treaty

Posted by n3wday on September 22, 2008

This article was posted on Democracy and Class Struggle. The reworking of the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty has been one of the main  demands of the CPN(M) since the launch of the revolution. The treaty has been one of India’s main tools for economic domination of Nepal and it’s coming revision is quite an exciting development.

PM Prachanda says India ready for review of 1950 treaty

Prime Minister Prachanda’ has said that India is ready for review of Indo-Nepal 1950 Peace and Friendship Treaty.

A joint taskforce will soon be formed by the two countries to study about the review of the treaty so that it becomes consistent with present times and is in interest of both countries.

This was revealed by PM Prachanda in his interaction with media, Tuesday morning, in New Delhi.

He said that such understanding was reached during his talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday.
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Maoists of Turkey: Peoples of Nepal Should Be Given Strong International Support

Posted by Mike E on September 22, 2008

Thanks to Maoist Revolution list for circulating this statement. The Maoist Communist Party is a member of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement.

“We openly declare that the results of this election must be viewed as the achievement of the People’s War which, under the leadership of Marxism-Leninism- Maoism, has tackled the particular contradictions of the country and is aimed at the goal of winning the genuine liberation of the peoples.”

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Long live the liberation struggle waged by the peoples of Nepal under
the leadership of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)!

Statement no. 62 by Maoist Communist Party (Turkey/North Kurdistan), Central Committee,

Political Bureau –

The elections in which the Maoists in Nepal have taken part have
revealed a very significant picture of the enormous support that they
have won from the peoples of Nepal. When we take into account the
various difficulties and limitations faced by the Maoists, including the
lack of newspapers and of broadcasting facilities, conditions for free
movement, economic opportunities and international support, we can see
that they faced serious disadvantages. To interpret this as a mere
ordinary success would be woefully inadequate. Likewise, to interpret
the outcome as a failure would constitute a grave injustice and an error
in judgement.

The struggle for liberation waged in that country has built up
confidence and trust among the masses. As a result, despite the
propaganda offensive of the imperialists and the reactionaries, the
CPN(M) has single-handedly won almost half of the Constituent Assembly
seats, which will be made up of more than 40 different parties. This
kind of success should not be underestimated. Clearly, the Maoists’
success in being able to muster the support of the overwhelmingly
majority of the masses cannot be explained purely on the basis of the
demands that they put forward during the elections. It is undeniable
that this success is owed to the Maoist-led people’s liberation
struggle which has cost the lives of thousands of communists and
revolutionaries in the fight against a 240-year old royal tyranny that
fed on reactionary traditions going back thousands of years.

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