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Basanta: Nepalese Revolution and Its International Significance

Posted by n3wday on April 1, 2009

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This article was made available by and originally appeared in the Red Star March 16-31, 2009 edition. The Red Star is an English newspaper sympathetic to the Maoists of Nepal.

It is, as you can see, a critique of the “dogmato-sectarianism” of the RCP which has denounced the Nepali Maoists as “revisionist” — and it lays out the tasks that face the UCPN(M) as it encounters the difficult tasks of carrying through the revolutionary seizure of power.

“the Nepalese oppressed class has now arrived at a very glorious but more challenging juncture of seizing central power through a process of people’s rebellion of the Nepalese specificity under the leadership of our party the Unified CPN (Maoist).”

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Nepalese Revolution and its International Significance

By Basanta (Indra Mohan Sigdel)

Proletariat is an international class. In this sense, the communist movement of a certain country is in essence an inseparable part of the international communist movement. Needless to say, a communist party of a certain country, analysing the entire positive and negative experiences the communist parties of other countries acquire and synthesising them apply creatively the positive aspects in the specificity of their own, and in this course, the international communist movement gets enriched ideologically. Apparently, the synthesis of Paris Commune, the first proletarian revolution of the world, had been the ideological foundation for the Great October Revolution in Russia. Likewise, the synthesis of the experiences of the Great October Revolution and those in the course of socialist construction in Russia had been the ideological base for the New Democratic Revolution and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China. In the course of these great revolutions, the international proletariat has developed Marxism to Marxism-Leninism and then to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is a science of social revolution and demands application. However, in the course of applying this science of revolution mainly three kinds of wrong trends have come up in the history of the international communist movement and the Nepalese communist movement as well. They are: right centre and dogmato-sectarian trends. When struggling ideologically against wrong trends, the international proletarian class has been acquiring new experiences and synthesis of those experiences has been enriching and sharpening Marxism.

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