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People’s Truth: The Lalgarh Revolt a ‘Festival of the Masses’

Posted by n3wday on August 15, 2009

lalgarh_uprising_adivasis_women_india_CPI_MaoistThis article comes from People’s Truth #7 posted on Banned Thought. Thanks to D for bringing this to our attention.

The Lalgarh Revolt a ‘Festival of the Masses’

Cherag

What has been taking place in Lalgarh during the mid-June period was a festival of the masses. It is a festival the like of which was not seen anywhere else in our country for a long time. People who had been oppressed and humiliated for a long time have stood up with arms, with their heads held high like a mighty storm and are attacking their enemies, and destroying their property, annihilating the most hated among them. The CPI (M) leaders and cadres–the most trusted stooges of the ruling classes, the revisionists and most notorious of the reactionary elements have been rightly identified as the main enemies of the people and they are being dealt crushing blows with ferocity. Never in the wildest of dreams could these enemies of the people think that they would be reduced to such a fate in a state where they had been lording over for more than three decades with sky-kissing arrogance. The heroic people of Lalgarh have targeted those symbols of power—the most hated CPM leaders and goons, those social fascists, their party offices and property. It was a scene worth beholding.

Locals describe the CPM cadre as the government’s rampaging bull. Thirty-two years of CPM has brought about no change in their way of living they say. The dirty primary health centre is in abysmal condition, there is not even drinking water, people have to travel a long distance to get basic medical care, the public distribution system has collapsed, wages are low, there is no infrastructure and acute poverty stalks the land. The chief occupation is agriculture; but there is no irrigation. The pent up anger of the masses has now burst forth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Using feudal land to serve the people

Posted by n3wday on August 15, 2009

feudalism_nepal_UCPN_Maoist_Land_reformThanks to Comrade Alastair for bringing this to our attention. This article was published on Nepal News.

Properties of 30,000 families still under Maoist control

Sunday, 09 August 2009

Even after three years of joining the mainstream politics by renouncing war, the Unified CPN (Maoist) has not returned properties of about 30,000 families in 72 districts, a parliamentary committee formed to monitor the implementation of Maoist commitments has concluded.

The tenure of the committee itself has ended on July 22. The committee had published public notices seeking information on confiscation of property. It received thousands of applications in the District Administration Offices of 72 districts, according to the committee. No applications were received in Manang, Mustang and Dolpa.

The Maoists have only returned properties belonging to Rastriya Janashakti Party chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa, UML leader Amrit Kumar Bohara and former Chief of Amry Staff Sachit Shumsher Rana.

Nepali Congress headquarter has informed the committee that properties of 28000 families including 2253 NC cadres, mostly in the mid-western and far-western Terai districts, is still under the control of Maoists. Read the rest of this entry »

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