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100 UCPN(M) Cadre Defect With Yadav

Posted by irisbright on February 18, 2009

Matrika Yadav

Matrika Yad

This article was originally found on ekantipur.com. It was originally titled ‘100 cadres join Matrika’s fold’.

100 cadres join Matrika’s fold

Kantipur Report RAUTAHAT, Feb 15 – More than 100 leaders and activists of the Unified CPN (Maoist) defected to the CPN (Maoist) reconstituted and headed by Matrika Yadav on Saturday. The defectors include Bhojpura State Committee member Indal Rai Yadav, central committee member of the Tharuwan Mukti Morcha Palat Chaudhary and central committee member of the Madheshi Rastriya Mukti Morcha Jayram Yadav.

Regional coordinator of the Young Communist League (YCL) Surendra Sahani and YCL district office secretary Binay Patel also joined the Yadav-led outfit.

After quitting the Unified Maoist, the defectors accused the Unified CPN (Maoist) of being an anti-Madhesh party.

Stating that he was never associated with the Unified CPN (Maoist), Matrika Yadav had said in Kathmandu on Feb. 11 that he was still loyal to the old Maoist party and wanted to give it “a new lease of life”.

Yadav had vowed to give continuity to the revolutionary spirit of the CPN-Maoist that waged the People‘s War to overthrow the feudal monarchy.

The Maoist party headed by Pushpa Kamal Dahal had renamed itself as the Unified CPN (Maoist) after Ekata-Kendra Masal, a fringe left party, joined its fold. Earlier on Friday, central member of the Unified CPN (Maoist), Netra Bikram Chand had hinted at the possibility of forming a working alliance with Matrika Yadav, saying that the latter has been still carrying ‘revolutionary spirit’.

33 Responses to “100 UCPN(M) Cadre Defect With Yadav”

  1. For one;
    100 out of the hundreds of thousands of Maoists members and supporters is not that significant. This does seem to be a small split. While it is significant, and particularly significant for the Madhesh, i dont think that this is of enormous proportions.

    for two;
    It is important to say that the Matrika Yadav departure is against the grain of what is happening in Nepal. Revolutionary forces are increasingly getting closer and comming together, as we have seen with the unification of the CPN(M) and Unity Centre, and other small groups in discussions.

  2. emil said

    Ben,
    how do you know this??

  3. emil said

    how much support do the maoists really have? why did Matrika Yadav leave the party?

  4. kuldeep said

    i think on some points matrika is correct. there are rogue and madheshi elements in CPN Mashsal which is merged with the maoists

  5. kuldeep said

    i mean anti madheshi when i said madheshi

  6. Emil,

    See my blog: http://www.maobadiwatch.blogspot.com, it has my thoughts on the Yadav Split in detail.

    I think the Maoists have more support than anyone else, just look at the elections, they were less than a year ago, and then the maoists had a million more supporters than anyone else. And i think they have strengthened their support in some ways over the last year. They have merged with, or are merging with other smaller parties as well. It is easy to see the polarisation happening in Nepal

  7. emil said

    but is it so easy? i dont know bout nepal, but there are many parties that ‘sold out’ once they entered electoral politics in latin america. maybe this is what is happening. the Kissoon piece in the red star hints strongly at this. and matrika leaving as well.

  8. Emil,

    Ok, if this is the case, then what do you base it on?

    The kissoon piece has nothing at all to do with this.

  9. emil said

    the UN and their role in this. this would lead me to suspect that the maoist have done a deal with the UN. (the kissoon piece hints that the maoists have sold out, but lets not return to that discussion.)

  10. emil said

    also from the kissoon article the quote by Bhattarai about ‘leaving communism to our grandchildren.’ i find it hard to believe that the UN would allow a communist revolution to take place.

  11. emil said

    btw, what do people think of the UN and their role in this?

  12. Ka Frank said

    Ben’s analysis of the Yadav split on his website (which is contained in post #6 above) seems to be pretty much on point. There is little to back up Yadav’s claims that the UCPN (Maoist) has turned into a corrupt and nepotistic party, and the party’s opposition to the One Madhesi position (since there are many other nationalities living in the Terai) seems to be correct.

    Ben makes the important point that the Maoists need to organize for a revolutionary land reform in the Terai in order to increase its support among the Madhesi peasantry. This is an essential component of combatting the conservative, imperialist backed, Madhesi chauvinist parties that have gained support recently. Until this is done, the Maoists’ political base in the Terai will be unstable and subject to defections.

  13. emil said

    Ka Frank says; ‘There is little to back up Yadav’s claims that the UCPN (Maoist) has turned into a corrupt and nepotistic party’ how the hell do you know? presumably Yadav would know better than you?? but what about the UN??

  14. emil said

    the role of UN is usually to corrupt, look at the Middle east.

  15. Emil,

    There is nothing to suggest that the UCPN(M) has degenerated and has become bureaucratic and corrupt, appart from Matrika yadavs stunning exit. If anything its the opposite. During the peoples war there were Maoists commanders who were expelled because they used their posision for personal gain.

    If you think that the party has recently sold out, the onus is on you (or whoever else) to show evidence of how this has happened. Again the evidence is contrary. For example the raised tax revenues that have been achived with Bhattarai leading the finance ministry has been largely due to anti-corruption measures!

    As for the UN, well UN troops need to always be viewed in a case by case and situation by situation basis as to weather or not it is a progressive measure. For example in East Timor when that nation finally achived its independance from Indonesia, there was a wholescale slaughter until UN troops (mostly Australians) arrived and expelled the Indonesian millitias. This was progressive, however now these UN troops are being used to support the Australians governments imperial domination of East Timor.

    My point being that from this example, it can be seen that it depends entirely on the specific situation as to the role a UN intervention would play. To try and compare the role of the middle east to Nepal is illogical.

    So to answer your “what about the UN?”. Well, what about them? The UN is playing a relatively minor role in the political scene in Nepal. There is no UN occupation force, just a few hundred observers ect that watch both the Royal Army and the PLA. They are in no position to suppress a Maoist uprising should that occur. Should that occur the UN would undoubtedly make noises against it, without a doubt, however they are not a decisive force tithin the revolution. I will further add, that for the Maoists they have possible played a positive role this far, in that they declared the Constituent assembly elections free and fair, when the NC and UML opposition tried to say that it was fraudulent or that the Maoists’s Young Communist League had intimiated the populance into supporting the Maosits.

    Also I hav seen nothing to suggest that the Maoists have been corrupted by the UN. They are very much seperate entities, and if anything the UN meets more with opposition groups. There is absolutley nothing to suggest that the UCPN(M) has been infiltrated and corrupted by the UN.

    Also, finally, The Kissoon piece has nothing at all that could be remotely assosiated with the Matrika Yadav split. Kissoon talks about the need to move away from Marxist-Leninism, whereas Yadav talks about the need to save it. They are totally unrelated.

    cheers.

  16. emil said

    ben,

    you already know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. i am glad you have so much confidence, but generally speaking, most 3rd world parties and governments are totally corrupt and it would be unusual if they were not. why should the maoists be any different? as for UN, do you think they are a progressive organisation or an imperialist organisation? you are right about the kissoon piece, but how is it that people are breaking with the party now unless there is a real problem??

  17. nando said

    Emil writes:

    “Bhattarai about ‘leaving communism to our grandchildren.’”

    the view of communists that communist is a protracted process. the goal of the maoists in nepal is a new democratic revolution, which is understood as the first stage of the socialist revolution.

    Communism (classless society) is something seen as the goal at the end of a complex period of socialist transition, and involves much more than revolution in one country. No serious communist has thought you could reach communism in one country, or in a few generations.

    Bhattarai’s remark is not necessarily any claim of postponing revolution: in strict communist terms, it is a simple statement of what every communist things (for very important materialist reasons.)

    Bhattarai has made a number of remarks suggesting that the current substage of revolution should be consolidated — he has not been in the forefront of the calls for a new leap in revolution, and is generally perceived (rightly or wrongly) of being on the right wing of the UCP(M). But a claim that communism is generations away is not a controversial remark. And it is not (itself) a statement that socialist revolution should be postponed.

  18. Nando,
    Cheers for that comment i agree although I dont nessisarily agree that Bhattarai is “on the right wing”. I think trying to put labels on the factions within the UCPN(M) is difficult and often counter productive. If you look at the budget the Bhattarai masterminded its fantastic, but i do think that he is allot less opimistic about theability for Nepal in its current condition to push ahead witht eh revolution and he sees the current phase of new democracy and development as a more drawn out process.

    If you read my post above i do try and explain why i think people are leaving the party. I am not saying that Nepal is a utopia and the Maoists have a clear road ahead to socialism. Quite the opposite. The reason people keep leaving the aprty, i think, is because of the devides in the grassroots, namely in the terai. These divisions then filter through and effect the party. The Maosits are a party of the people, so when there are devisions in the people, it will devide the party.

    Finally, i dont think the UN can be said to be definately an imperialist or definately a progressive organisation. I think it depends on a case by case basis. For example, ever year the UN calls for the US to stop its blockade of Cuba. Also UN troops have been used for genuine pro people causes, my example being the initial intervention into East Timor. Obviously, due to the nature of the current imperialistic capitalist system of the world, the predominant uses of the UN will be in the hands of the Imperialists, but that is not to say that the UN is always and inherently an Imperialist organ, and cannot be useful in pro people causes.

    Emil,
    You said:
    “most 3rd world parties and governments are totally corrupt and it would be unusual if they were not”

    Of Course! The Maoists are radically different to any party in Nepal’s past. That is why it is worth being excited about them and why we need to be having a good long hard look at the process there. If the Maoists were just another corrupt third world party, then how is it possible that millions of people have joined and support them, and how is it possible that they have been able to achieve so much already?

  19. APOLOGIES! ABOVE POST IS IN WROGN ORDER- SECOND AND THIRD PARAGRAPHS ARE IN RESPONSE TO EMIL NOT NANDO. MY APOLOGIES< DONT KNOW HOW I MESSED THAT UP, IF POSSIBLE COULD MODERATORS CORRECT? THANKS

  20. Green Red rev said

    Hi Emil,
    How are you doing comrade? I hope you are well.
    I find our Australian comrade’s points clear and valid. One person, two people, if they weren’t coming out of a party so where would they have been?
    The ones who do not make mistakes are the ones who don’t do anything.
    The ones who do not have oppositions are the ones who do not have a position. As simple as that. But about 3rd world countries corruption, or at times of such socialism vacuum in the world trying to get along with the United Nation is not always, particularly in this case, selling out or surrendering. Look. Among all countries in the UN, only usually the US, Israel and on other extreme boot licker might disagree with lifting blockade from Cuban socialist state. Now are all the hundred and x number totally evil? In fact lining with them will make it more difficult for…. from the US to Indian state to consume the little country in a single bite or two.

    And as long as contradiction between production for Need vs. production for Want are not thoroughly solved, regardless of the land you may have that the state might have helped you to take away from the Zamindars (Land owners in some Indian dialect) still it is enough to see an advertisement about new Cell phone and digital camera and you want it…

    Therefore, in such complex situation without any socialist or semi socialist block next to you, making an absolute state with extreme revolutionary rhetoric and, purging attitude might make a revolution end up as bad as …. Kampuchea up till…. North Korea, in isolation.

    Let few resign. Let anarchists write articles in revolutionary magazine pages. That is what true workers and peasants’ democracy ought to be, as appose to past attempts with their aftermath results.

    But still, I am proud of you comrade Emil to say exactly how you feel. Without variety, there is no evolution. Without variety of opinions in a movement (or party or front to become,) at worst could end up with another Avakian and at best, just a bit, broader.
    Once satirically I asked Mike Ely that well, if you folks are writing all these heavy discussions and sometimes I or few others seem to be not answered to properly, and in the end supposedly the “moderators” will “vote” to pass a statement or position as a party line of a sort, then are we only Xtras? That is a reference to movie extras I meant of course.
    I was hoping that somebody would response something like, there are not any extras and there are no absolute cadres (yet). We are all both students and teachers at different levels. And everybody’s opinion is read and even if sometimes not answered, but still counted in as an existing trend.

    Anyhow thanks to this Oceania continent friend we have who writes and responds so lucidly and correctly, and receives Ka Frank’s approval too. But Emil, I am still looking forward being with you in a demonstration or seeing you in a – eh – conference or, bookstore.
    In this 7 billion people running for their daily errand of survivals in an economy that gets nearer to its inevitable down fall, we are of those few hundred, thousands, millions of better, responsible human beings. Be proud Emil, and ask more people with progressive thoughts to come and join this site!

    With warmest regards, Green Red rev

  21. red road said

    Nando quotes Emil quoting Bhattarai about ‘leaving communism to our grandchildren’ and states that “the view of communists that communist is a protracted process….Bhattarai’s remark is not necessarily any claim of postponing revolution: in strict communist terms, it is a simple statement of what every communist things (for very important materialist reasons.)”

    Indeed. It has been some time since productive forces have assumed the predominant role among Maoist revolutionaries and political economists. Perhaps Battarai and Prachanda are simply ushering us in to a long overdue appreciation of the revolutionary path of Teng Hsiao Ping’s modernizations and the creative development of SEZs, which also underlie the creative revolutionary path of SEZs in Vietnam and in the “Marxist” states in India (also long forgotten and unappreciated).

    If Battarai’s and Prachanda’s road is fundamentally different than the roads of China, Vietnam, and the Marxist states in India, someone needs to explain the difference.

    But if they are fundamentally the same, marching (given enough time) on the same socialist road, then the daunting challenges look quite manageable. If we can only render the detractors irrelevant in the popular imagination…

  22. Mike E said

    Red Road writes:

    “It has been some time since productive forces have assumed the predominant role among Maoist revolutionaries and political economists. Perhaps Battarai and Prachanda are simply ushering us in to a long overdue appreciation of the revolutionary path of Teng Hsiao Ping’s modernizations and the creative development of SEZs, which also underlie the creative revolutionary path of SEZs in Vietnam and in the “Marxist” states in India (also long forgotten and unappreciated).”

    this is (as most will notice) sarcasm.

    the reason that communism is a protracted process is not fundamentally a matter of productive forces. Nepal is a country deeply marked by feudalism, in a world dominated by imperialism. It does not take a fortune-teller, just a materialist, to predict that communism (worldwide classless society) will not come in our lifetimes — in the next generations.

    second, an appreciation of the role of productive forces in revolution is not rare or new.

    Marx said in the famous passage from the Preface to a Contribution to a Critique of political economy:

    “In the social production of their existence, men inevitably enter into definite relations, which are independent of their will, namely relations of production appropriate to a given stage in the development of their material forces of production. The totality of these relations of production constitutes the economic structure of society, the real foundation, on which arises a legal and political superstructure and to which correspond definite forms of social consciousness. The mode of production of material life conditions the general process of social, political and intellectual life. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but their social existence that determines their consciousness. At a certain stage of development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with the existing relations of production or – this merely expresses the same thing in legal terms – with the property relations within the framework of which they have operated hitherto. From forms of development of the productive forces these relations turn into their fetters. Then begins an era of social revolution.”

    This dynamic view of how different structures within society influence, determine and radically destablize each other — this is a corner stone of marxist historical materialism. Mouthing the words “productive forces” in this context does not mean an abandonment of revolution, it means a scientific approach to the process of revolution. without it, revolution is a dream but not a program.

    This also stands in contrast to the “theory of the productive forces” of Teng and others — that claims socialist revolution has to wait until capitalism has built up industry and infrastructure. Or that says under socialism, the main task of working people is to work — to make machines and products with their noses to the grindstone — under the theory that further changes are not possible before society has build up its industrial base.

  23. Ka Frank said

    Here are some recent short articles on the reformation of the CPN (Maoist) under the leadership of Yadav and others less well known:

    (1) RLW to unite with Matrika

    The Revolutionary Left Wing (RLW), a group formed by the disgruntled cadres of Unified CPN (Maoist), has decided to go for party unification with the CPN (Maoist) re-organised by Matrika Yadav.

    The decision was taken after two days of national gathering of the wing that ended on Monday. The wing said there is need for unity among the revolutionary forces in the country to keep up the spirit of the people’s war.

    The decade-long people’s war not only ravaged the economy of the country but also destroyed most development infrastructure and killed over 13,000 people.

    The wing said a new central committee has been reformed under the leadership of Krishna Adhikari. New vice chairman of the wing is Bhakta Rasaili. Similarly, Chetnarayan Shrestha, Govinda Rai and Sailendra Maske have been named as , general secretary, secretary and treasurer respectively. nepalnews.com Feb 23 09

    (2) ‘Anti-Maoist’ leaders for new leftist polarisation

    Kantipur Report
    RAUTAHAT, Feb 23 – Some disgruntled leaders of the Unified CPN (Maoist) have said the party is degrading towards rightism adding that they will polarise new leftist parties.A two-day gathering of Revolutionary Left Wing (RLW) formed by the disgruntled Maoist leaders that concluded in Rautahat district Sunday made such conclusion.

    Stating the Maoists lack ideological guidelines, the RLW underscored the need of a new party to protect communism and mandate of the People’s War.

    Likewise, the gathering passed the proposal calling for unification with the recently formed ‘anti-Maoist’ party by Matrika Yadav, RLW leader Mani Thapa informed. The RLW also formed a working committee under the leadership of leader Krishna Adhikari including more than two dozens of members.

    The gathering with the participation of more than 300 people also decided to organise various programmes in the coming days to institutionalise the party.
    Posted on: 2009-02-23 01:02:46 (Server Time)
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    (3) AJIT TIWARI
    BIRATNAGAR, Feb 20: Hundreds of cadres and local leaders of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) from Morang, Sunsari and Jhapa districts have quit the party to join the CPN (Maoist) led by Maoist leader Matrika Yadav.

    Over 100 cadres of the Unified CPN (Maoist) from Morang, 45 from Sunsari and another group from Jhapa joined the Yadav-led CPN (Maoist).

    They have accused Chairman of Unified CPN(Maoist) and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal of indulging in nepotism and becoming greedy for power. They claim that they are frustrated by the Unified Maoist party as the Maoist-led government has been indifferent toward issues of nationalism and people´s livelihoods.

    Dharbendra Kumar Raya, Sunsari district coordinator of the Unified Maoist party, speaking at a function organized in Morang on Friday, also criticized the Unified Maoists.

    “Comrade Prachanda [Dahal] says one thing in his speeches and does just the opposite in practice,” claimed Biratnagar in-charge of the party Bijay Kamat.

    Matrika Yadav on February 9 announced he was reorganizing the CPN-Maoist party under his own leadership after the party leadership decided to unite with People´s Front Nepal to form the Unified CPN(Maoist).

    Published on 2009-02-20 19:16:05
    myrepublica
    ——————————————-

  24. emil said

    this is the thing. marxists postpone revolution to some distant time in the future. when jesus comes back…

  25. Emil,

    Quote:- “this is the thing. marxists postpone the revolution to some distant time in teh future. when jesus comes back…”

    Thats rubbish. Marxists believe that the capitalist system should be overthrown at the soonest available moment. Its already outdated and should be destroyed.

    But the thin that marxists realise is that communism, as in a truly egalitarian system without state structures will be nessisary for some time.

    Marxists are for the revolution NOW! But the revolution will require state structures to fight the class enemies of the people and repress them until the victory against oppresion can be achived. And until such structures can be completely dismantled, then there cannot be absolute freedom, and not be communism.

    Communism is not somethign that can exist in one place on a hippy commune farm in the middle of no-where, and communism contrary to anarchist beliefs cannot be realised by simply smashing the state of the bourgeois. Communism is an intensely complex and developed social system which will take many years and generations to totally and completely realise

  26. Green Red rev said

    Yes comrade Emil, putting christ come back with communism materialization is way passed unfair. Egalitarian ideology is an on going battle between justice and oppression. And It is not a predestined date like Jehova witnesses deadline settings for armagedon.

    Absolute equality is idealistic. will there ever be a machine to quantify exact justice in a world were there is nothing called absolute equality.

    How would you like to equalize the Tall and the Short? the fat and the slim, the ugly and the pretty, the poor and the rich, the swift and the slow? Being egalitarian tends to provide each to their need and obtain from each to their ability. Now does that make them all equally perfect to cut people’s hair? be public bus drivers? Write editorial on the People’s Truth?

    At some point you could call it socialism. But as long as invention and production of wants in other countries/places exist as oppose to needs, the society has not reached its oneness, i.e. internationalist level. And class society is running for profit asap for any price regardless of how the mineral/energy/labor is consumed and what waste or destruction it brings to whole society’s environment?

    But friend Emil, isn’t it better, even here in the belly of the beast, to have medical rights as good as say Cuba or Canada? Isn’t it better if for example riches pay lots of tax while poors don’t? True, that would at best be like a step toward Euro social democracy. But is it better or is it not? Isn’t today’s Venezuela better than before Chavez? Bits after bits. Now populism of Venezuela might not go too far since, lands have not been reformed thoroughly and cooperative/communes haven’t been initiated. But at this time, have some landless folks in Nepal have things they never have had? Every bit of more sharing is getting closer to communism and away from class divisions. But there’s not absolute points to be estimated for equations with multi vriable elements. some thousands of years classes have existed. we merely have tried a hundred years to learn to make cool socialism. Fight for it brother, one of the African American revolutionaries used to have a good saying that, if you are not a part of a solution, then you are a part of the problem.
    It might sound reductionist to you. But according to National Geographic, in the US 5 percent of world’s population consumes 25 percent of world’s energy (and pollution and every other strings attached,) so comrade, we each have 5 persona responsiblity. If i knew how to “make revolution” i’d say let’s do it today but, let’s search, alright comrade?

  27. emil said

    Ben,

    i am aware of the complexity of the transition to socialism, however we have not got there yet, and it is only by an act of faith that marxists believe that after capturing state power and a period of dictatorship of the proleteriat we will get to socialism and communism. and the withering away of the state…. it never happens…

    green rev,
    you are correct, ‘lets search’, but i doubt, in most cases, that this search is particularly genuine. especially when Bob avakian already has the correct answers and the truth. i agree with you about venuzuela and cuba etc. this is why, despite my criticism, i do support cuba, nepal, venuzuela, as well as zapatista etc but is expression of pessimism and doubt not allowed?

  28. Green Red rev said

    Hi Emil,

    When we are marginal intelligentsia of the world of brainwashed greedy selfish homo sepiens i,me,mine boxes, there is a difference between asking one another to grant each other hope and confidence at moments of sorrow but, within public, within arena of our foes, we must be solid. Think of the many sisters and brothers, kids and elders dying under the enemy regime and systems’ dungeons. millions have been tortured and many died but yielded nothing. Both in third world (salute to them all) and also here from Lolita Lebron to Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu Jamal…
    Do they talk pessimistic in public? Doubts are of course natural but, when comrade Ben or X or Y say something more correct than yours/mine, even if i don’t dig it hundred percent but, still I stand for it.

    Avakian’s matter are already discussed in 9 letters and by many other sources at different time. But the formula doesn’t change that if somebody else goes the wrong way, at least that somebody has tried. cannot you form your own party with a better line or, join another party, group, study group?

    And doubting something from such a far point, on Nepal, in such short period of time is simply unfair and immature.

    But most important thing is, with all due respect to “supporting” this and that in another country, demonstration for solidarity, etc., the one key and vital way to support another people’s revolution is, to make it happen where you are at. For years i’ve always enjoyed and found it easier to be in this or that other land’s support/solidarity group but, i cannot deny that what is easy for me is not always more right than, what needs to be done in the immediate community.
    Be strong pal, okay please?

  29. emil said

    green rev,

    you sound genuine and honest.this is the thing, i think that the old ML parties have already failed ( this is why i like kissoon article, because he is saying the same thing from nepal…) and i do not have much hope that you guys, avakian, or any similar things, because they seem to be the same of the same. i confess i am pessimistic, because i have been on the left for a long time, i have heard all the arguments, but i think these ideas have failed. we need something new, but i do not know what it is. probably a form of libertarian communism, but i do not have any line or program. i agree with you about supporting this or that. however, i think a ML or maoist revolution is not really possible in the west.

  30. emil said

    i wonder how much of what we think about nepal, cuba etc is just hope because we cannot really do anything in our own countries. its easy to cheer for nepal or peru or cuba when we are not there. for nepal, i simply think that a revolution is not possible with the UN there. let us see…

  31. Green/Red Rev said

    Good morning Emil,

    The only other Emil i’ve ever heard of was a book by Jean Jeac Rossoue (in Farsi) though, I read it more like browsing at an early age and never could dig about the strange job Emil got after all.. but comrade Emil, we are real. True, it is much easier to go in solidarity with this and that and listen to some salsa music and think we had served. and about difference, see http://mikeely.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/alteration-of-men-on-a-mass-scale/#comment-11767 where I tried to point out boldly that in fact we need a whole new Manifesto, not like Avakian’s stuff but, something more to do with today, to see it not as ideal tomorrow or telling people to fear third world war or Christian Fascism or whatever scenario any party leader imagines popping out from Jack in the Box, global warming is also already on the way, capitalism has no feeling neither for humanity nor for nature and if you give money to Green party or Greenpeace, cool, they’ll go try to save a whale (with its all due respect) from Japanese hunters. Then what?

    And revolution is not like a polaroid photograph that come exactly as the image you had in your brain. But in the US, have you heard of Father Roy Bourgiose who made School of America exposed and moved from its place? Now think something bigger than environmentalists who use their bike locks to be stuck to the tree. There’s the energy. Couldn’t they do non violent or, time can only tell means to ask or make the US regime to dismantle the nukes, cut half of the military waste and put it for people right here in life? To get paid so they make their products here with their own damned minimum wage but don’t pollute the world with their ships peeing in the sea their leftover oils?

    I don’t know how to make a revolution here. But if I have to post for it flyers i’d say let’s go with wheat starch!

    And I know it is not easy to debate, add other potential fellows to such “party 2 become” forces as is in Kasama but, weighing it up with doing nothing what is better comrade? Talking to a couple of co workers to let’s read this book or go to that demonstration is better than playstation 2 or watching inherently mental numbing movies or …..

    And beside all the Asian things, would be glad to see your opinion on the other Kasama site once in a while. But pleazzzzzzzzze don’t give up. I’ve seen enough people back in Iran tortured/executed and turned into numbers and right now even their graves are pushed under some park covered so parents/kids don’t cry on top of them in Iran. In building a party from top to bottom, your not being roboticaly / religiously a Maoist makes more chances of broadening our horizons. Without variety there’s no evolution.

  32. emil said

    i agree with you comrade, let us search. i have found nothing after many years but let us search…

  33. red road said

    from SIFY:
    Nepal’s Maoist guerrillas revolt against own party
    Wednesday, 04 March , 2009, 09:56

    Kathmandu: Nepal’s dreaded Maoist guerrillas, who in the past fought a 10-year war against the state and toppled the royal dynasty of god-kings, are now locked in a fresh battle against their own party and government.

    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) that began as a rag-tag band in 1996 and transformed itself into seven divisions with sophisticated weapons and military knowhow is now battling its former supreme commander Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, who became the Prime Minister of Nepal last year.

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    Nanda Kishore Pun Pasang, who became the PLA chief last year after Prachanda had to step down as head of the armed group due to pressure from the international community, has announced that the PLA will hire nearly 12,000 new combatants even though it violates the peace pact the Maoists signed three years ago.

    “The ruling five parties have violated the pact and the Nepal Army (NA) has violated it,” Pasang said at a public programme on Tuesday.

    “The state has greater responsibility to ensure a conducive atmosphere for the peace process. If it condones the violation by the NA, then the PLA too has the right to make fresh recruitment,” he added.

    The row started last year after the over 90,000-strong NA moved to recruit personnel in defiance of the peace pact.

    In 2006, when the Maoists ended their “People’s War,” they signed a peace pact as well as an arms agreement with the ruling parties in which both sides agreed that neither the PLA nor NA would make any new recruitment.

    NA spokesman Brigadier Ramindra Chhetri defends the bid, saying the army did not hire additional men. It only sought to fill the positions left vacant due to retirements, resignations and casualties in accordance with constitutional provisions.

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    While the past government of prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala turned a blind eye to the earlier recruitments for fear of antagonising the powerful army, with a new Maoist government now, the NA’s third recruitment bid has ran into trouble.

    It is being fiercely opposed by the PLA and Defence Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal, who threatened to sack the NA chief if the recruitment continued.

    However, recently, Prachanda reached an undisclosed agreement with the NA and announced that the state army will stop additional recruitment but keep the new appointments it has already made.

    This has enraged the PLA, which Tuesday opened fresh recruitment, seeking able-bodied men and women above 18 years.

    The move has alarmed Nepal’s human rights organisations and the United Nations, which is monitoring the peace process, who say both the NA and PLA recruitments violate the accords and imperil the ongoing task of drafting a new constitution.

    Prachanda tried to defuse the row Tuesday by pledging that the PLA would not engage any new combatants.

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    But the guerrilla army, which faithfully heeded his commands for nearly 12 years, is now refusing to toe the line.

    “If the army can recruit, we too will,” Pasang said. “In the past, the army has recruited twice in violation of the pact but nobody stopped them. If necessary, we will go to the international courts to seek justice.”

    There are over 19,000 fighters listed as PLA troops besides an unlisted number of supporters.

    Prachanda, who survived a challenge to his leadership in the party last year, now faces a graver threat from the rebellious PLA, who are getting increasingly frustrated.

    They have been corralled in primitive cantonments for three years now with the promise that they would find a berth in the NA.

    However, almost three years later, their future remains uncertain with the army and major parties opposing their induction into the NA.

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