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Prachanda Interview on Current Situation in Nepal

Posted by Ka Frank on October 8, 2009

prachandaThis article was published on Democracy and Class Struggle.

Interview of Prachanda, Chairman, UCPN (Maoist) by Anand Swaroop Verma

This interview was published in the October 2009 issue of Hindi journal Samkalin Teesari Duniya, New Delhi, and appeared in English on Maoist_Revolution.

Q : There has been a sudden stop in the political process of the country which was witnessed after 12 point agreement of November 2005 till announcement of republic. Confusion has gripped both the countries, Nepal and India and it appears that the process of development has been caught in a bind. Who is responsible for it and what is the road to come out of it?

A: Thanks. You have asked important question. The main aim of the 12 point agreement was to establish a new democratic constitution through constituent assembly. At that time the main aim of the peoples movement was to have a joint struggle against the autocratic monarchy. This is clear that monarchy was abolished and democracy could be brought in. We succeeded in our immediate task. The election to the constituent assembly was accomplished and the Maoists emerged as the single largest party. The government was also formed under the leadership of the Maoists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Misconceptions about the Lalgarh Revolt

Posted by Ka Frank on October 8, 2009

This article, from the October 2009 issue of People’s March, explores some misconceptions about the role of the CPI (Maoist) in the Lalgarh uprising in West Bengal, including the issue of revolutionary violence.  The article also answers charges that the Maoists are not democratic and have hijacked a spontaneous mass movement.

Lalgarh and Misconceptions of Some Misguided Intellectuals, by Ajay

There are many well meaning individuals who are genuinely confused on the issues that the Maoist movement in general has thrown up and this has more particularly been raised by the intellectuals of West Bengal in the light of the Lalgarh mass upsurge. Some of these intellectuals are well meaning progressives, but others, claim not only to be Left, but also of the M-L camp. Here we take some arguments presented mostly from the two Bengali journals Aneek and Shramjeevi (of Santosh Rana). Read the rest of this entry »

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