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Punjab Forum Opposes Operation Green Hunt

Posted by Ka Frank on January 7, 2010

This article was posted on Indian Vanguard on January 4, 2010.

Punjab: Convention against war on people

Patiala: Forum Against War, Punjab on Sunday organised a convention here to oppose Union Government’s move to launch military offensive against Maoists in various parts of the country.

Terming union government’s military offensive as a great sellout of country’s natural resources to multi nationals, Gautam Navlakha, Consulting Editor with Economic and Political Weekly, said, “The central India, which is going to be the battlefield of Green Hunt is the richest region in terms of natural resources. Mines of these areas has already been sold out to multi nationals at throwaway prices. At the same time these are the areas which noticed the biggest resistance from people to protect their land”.

“Now state not only wants to break that resistance but also want to grab that richest resources which people have refuse to surrender. If the government only wants to wipe out the Maoists then why they are not making all the MoUs signed for these areas in public domain?” he asked.

He also said that the “Home Minister P Chidambram has made it clear that in this war either you are with us or with them (the Maoists). Of course in war imposed on masses, which is going to affect from 10 to 15 crore people, the masses will stand by the mass resistance instead of any corrupt political establishment”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Philippines: New People’s Army Launched 92 Tactical Offensives in 2009

Posted by Ka Frank on January 7, 2010

This article was published in the December 21, 2009 issue of Ang Bayan on Philippine Revolution.

Prominent tactical offensives of 2009

Even during the first half of the year, it was clear that the US-Arroyo regime’s grandiose Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL) campaign was a failure. AFP Chief Gen. Victor Ibrado himself admitted that they failed to meet Gloria Arroyo’s target of crushing the revolutionary movement before the end of her term in 2010. He knew that it would not be that easy to conquer the four-decade armed revolutionary movement in the country led by the Party. He also knew that while the military and police concentrate their forces on a few limited areas for a set amount of time, the NPA is able to exercise full initiative in other areas to launch tactical offensives like raids, ambushes, acts of sabotage, sniping and arrest operations.

Based on partial reports, the NPA launched at least 92 tactical offensives nationwide from December 2008 to November 2009, the majority of which were ambushes (49) and raids (20). These numbers would be much higher if arrest operations, punitive measures and sabotage operations were included.

On the other hand, during encounters and defensive battles, the NPA was able to seize the initiative from the enemy and confiscate weapons. The NPA was able to confiscate at least 213 firearms, including machine guns like the FM Minimi and M60 light machine gun, M203 grenade launchers, rounds of ammunition as well as other military equipment such as communication radios and GPS (Global Positioning System).

The enemy sustained at least 231 dead and 176 wounded, and nine were captured as prisoners of war. On the other hand, four Red fighters heroically sacrificed their lives in these battles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Maoists to Gherao Indian Embassy as Part of New Program

Posted by n3wday on January 7, 2010

This article was published on Telegraph Nepal on January 6, 2010.

Nepal Maoists to Gherao Indian Embassy, Jan. 19: Prachanda

The agitating Unified Maoists’ Party of Nepal has decided that, it will organize protest programs to Gherao the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu and to set on fire all unequal and secret treaties that India had forced Nepal to sign in the past. The programs are part of the party’s forthcoming fourth round of protest programs.

The Party has also set some slogans for the next round of protest programs.

  • ‘Unity among Nationalists and Republicans’
  • ‘Save the National Independence’
  • ‘India: Stop invading Nepali Lands’
  • ‘Indian Army: Quit Nepali Territory’

The Party is set to Gherao Indian Embassy January 19, 2010. The same day it has also planned to Gherao Singh Durbar-the seat of the Nepalese Prime Minister. The Unified Maoists’ Party organized a press meet on January 5, 2010, which was addressed by the party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda himself.

Prachanda addressing the press-meet also said that he and his party top-leaders were all set to visit those locations along the open border with India where India has illegally occupied Nepali territories.  “I will go to Mahakali, Babu Ram Bhattarai will go to Susta, Mohan Baidya Kiran will go to Pashupati Nagar, Narayan Kaji Shrestha is heading towards Laxman Pur Dam and Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal will go to Khurdalotan Dam”, Prachanda said.

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Assam: Woman Takes on Indian Soldier for Molesting Her

Posted by n3wday on January 7, 2010

This video was originally posted on Indian Vanguard.

Assam India: A young girl thrashed an Indian soldier for trying to molest her, she beats him with bricks in front of public. The incident was captured on a cellphone camera.

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