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YCL Activists to Receive Military Training

Posted by Ka Frank on November 7, 2009


YCL training

Kantipur, November 4, 2009

Maoists begin fresh military training in Sindhuli

Sindhuli: With the launching of its nationwide protest earlier this week, the UCPN (Maoist) has recruited youths and began to impart military training to them in Sindhuli district.  More than 100 youths have been acquiring military training at Madhutar in the district headquarters for the last one week.

“My dream of becoming a Maoist combatant materialised as the party recently announced recruitment,” said 16-year-old Ritu Lama of Kamalamai Municipality-3. She has been receiving training along with her friends as a raw recruit.  ”I am undergoing training now so that I can fight against foes on behalf of the party,” said Lama, pointing a wound at her leg she sustained during the training.

The Maoist source said that it had been providing training to the party activists of its youth wing, Young Communist League (YCL), who were selected from 13 areas of the district. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Glancing Into a Revolutionary Farm

Posted by n3wday on November 7, 2009

nepal_maoist_agricultural_farm_pic1This article was posted on United We Blog for a Democratic Nepal. Click on photos for full size images and visit United We Blog for more.

A Maoist Agricultural Center in Nepal

By Neil Horning

On the way to Chorkate, Gorkha, about a 3 hour bus ride from the district headquarters, a conspicuous facility covered with red flags is noticeable by the roadside.

Nammuna Agricultural Center is run by the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) as an agricultural cooperative, intended to teach agricultural skills and collective farming to locals and serve as a model for similar facilities nation wide. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai’s childhood village overlooks the center.

The cooperative raises buffalo and pigs, farms fish and grows rice and vegetables. According to members, Sarmila Bagle and Hari Khanal, 20-30 Maoist cadres work in the center, with locals (paid 100-400 Rupees or about $1.50 to $6.00 a day) comprising an additional half of the workforce. Gender balance rests at 50%. Cooking is done on a rotational basis involving both men and women, and decisions are made through semi-regular meetings of the members. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bhattarai: Maoists Will Not Pick Up Arms Again

Posted by Ka Frank on November 7, 2009

Nepal--Baburam_BhattaraiBhattarai assures Maoists will not pick up arms again

Nepal News, November 5, 2009

Amid speculations in the political fraternity that the Unified CPN (Maoist) is preparing for a people’s revolt to capture the state, a senior Maoist leader has clarified his party is committed to peace and not planning for any revolt.

Maoist vice-chairman Dr. Baburam Bhattarai called editors of some major media outlets at a hotel in Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Wednesday afternoon, and answered the latter’s questions on some burning issues related to the party.

Taking up arms again will only invite foreign intervention in Nepal and that will make this country another Afghanistan, said Bhattarai, adding that the Maoists are very aware of regional geopolitics and will not let Nepal take the Afghan road. Read the rest of this entry »

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CPI (Maoist) Rejects Bad Faith Government Offer of Talks at Gunpoint

Posted by Ka Frank on November 7, 2009


PLGA unit in Chhattisgarh


Press Release, October 30, 2009



Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Chidambaram have been putting forth the most absurd proposal for talks with the CPI (Maoist) provided the latter abjured violence. While amassing thousands of paramilitary forces in the Maoist-dominated areas in the country and carrying out brutal attacks against unarmed adivasi people and the Maoist revolutionaries, they are shamelessly talking of violence by Maoists.

According to the grand plan of the reactionary rulers a total of 75,000 central forces, assisted by tactical air support by IAF choppers, will go to war by the end of this month. An equal number of police forces from the states will join these central forces to carry out the biggest ever military offensive against the people in general and the Maoists in particular. While deploying such a huge force, which is greater in size than the armies of most countries in the world, Chidambaram is trying to fool the people that he is not going to war with the Maoists. Read the rest of this entry »

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