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Prachanda: Crisis Opens Road to Complete Revolution

Posted by n3wday on May 24, 2009

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This article was posted on Democracy and Class Struggle.

Prachanda says war not over; urges cadres to stay alert for revolution

Former Prime Minister and Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged his cadres to stay ready for a revolution as the ‘war’ is not over yet.

Addressing the inaugural function of the first conference of injured and disabled of the people’s war that kicked off in Kathmandu Sunday morning, the Maoist supremo said the war is not over, we have only changed the strategy.

One day after the legislature parliament elected the new Prime Minister displacing Dahal from the top executive post, he said the latest political changes had opened avenue for the completion of the revolution.

Over 1000 participants from across the country are participating in the two day conference.

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India: Free Binayak Sen!

Posted by n3wday on May 24, 2009

free_political_prisoners_in_indiaThis article was published on the blog Ajadhind, which is titled “People’s March.”

If Binayak Sen is a Naxal, so am I – former Chief Justice of New Delhi

It’s two years and the government is yet to take any step for the doctor’s release
Samarth Pathak Delhi Hardnews

“Kick me, shake me, you can never break me” seemed to be the punch line of the emotionally charged ‘Free Binayak’ campaign held in Delhi on May 14. It marked the second year of imprisonment of human rights defender, Dr Binayak Sen, in Chhattisgarh.
The gathering saw hundreds of social activists, friends and supporters of Sen protesting against State atrocities through songs, poetry and straight-from-the-heart speeches. Participants voiced the need for a revolution and pledged their solidarity for the cause.

It started with a rendition Bob Dylan’s eternal classic, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” It was performed by a group of youngsters – Ritwik, Pakhi and Tushar, and everyone joined in the chorus. This was followed by a folk song, Gulabidas’s Marjeeva, by feminist Deepta Ghosh.

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