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India Trains Israeli-Armed Assassins to Target Maoist Leaders

Posted by Ka Frank on February 2, 2010

Galil sniper rifle, field tested in Palestine

This article appeared in Countercurrents on January 31, 2010.

India for Selective Assassination of its Own Citizens?

Recent statements from Indian leaders and police officers gives away the new strategy on the war on Naxalism. To make the movement “headless” by carrying out selective assassination of its leaders with the help of Israeli operatives.

Plucky savvyness combined with unnecessary bravado has recently marked the attempts at media interface by some Maoist leaders. There are benefits to reap and a price to pay, as a result. On the one hand, it has been a long time coming for the Maoists to come out of their jungle bases and give press conferences, or invite selected correspondents to visit their bases under armed escort. They correctly understood that their political program (and not their military campaign only) needed to be promoted and publicized. They realized that innovative tactics needed to be implemented to popularize their struggles and their demands and acquire some mainstream presence. It took them a long time to also realize that when you wish to take on the state of India, that you must at least marginally capture the imagination of some of those who read papers, surf the net, hang out in cafes and do occasionally get agitated about issues of justice, honesty and righteousness. Such people cannot be ignored. In fact their chatter can eventually affect the mood of the nation.

For too long the media in India has been significantly successful in disorienting, deflecting and mesmerizing the minds of urban folks into imagining a country that is not up to par because it is behind the West in so many ways. This state of stupor persists, but there is now an increasing awareness in some circles at least, that India’s postures about its growth, success and international stature can overnight become a hollow dream, if the word gets around that India has treated its first citizens with violence, deprivation, displacement and eventual genocide. Read the rest of this entry »

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CPI(ML) Naxalbari on Brahmanism in India

Posted by Ka Frank on February 2, 2010

Dalit protest after 6 year old girl was thrown onto fire for walking on upper caste path

This article is posted on Banned Thought

On the Struggle Against Brahmanism

CPI (ML) NAXALBARI- January 2010

Brahmanism is an ideology of graded inequality and oppression. Its origins lie in the Vedic period, thousands of years ago. But it has been sustained by refurbishing it to suit the needs of every exploitative class that has emerged and established its rule. Today, Brahmanism lies at the core of the world outlook and value system of all sections of the Indian ruling classes, both feudals and comprador bureaucrat bourgeoisie. Its outlook of graded superiority and inferiority has infected, to a greater or lesser degree, each and every caste and religious community. It is present in and props up reactionary values and relations of Indian society.

Brahmanism despises labour. Its caste order enforces inhuman conditions on the Dalits and divides the workers. Anti-women outlook, oppressive relations and practices are inseparable aspects of this ideology. It promotes racism, contempt towards Adivasi people and communal antagonism, particularly against Muslims. It is the ideological glue of the Indian state’s reactionary ‘national integration’, which denies the just rights of self determination of the numerous nationalities in India. Its idealism engenders the worst type of superstition and irrational thought.

The struggle to expose, attack and root out this pernicious ideology must be a powerful component of revolution led by the proletariat in all its stages, from new democratic revolution all the way up till communism. Without firmly taking up the anti-Brahmanic struggle the proletariat in India will never be able to develop its class consciousness and carryout its leading role. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Prachanda Calls on UML Leader to Leave His Party

Posted by n3wday on February 2, 2010

This article was published in Telegraph Nepal on January 30, 2010.

Quit UML, join Maoist: Prachanda to Bamdev

Bam Dev Gautam, one of the senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party-United Marxist Leninists has received open invitation to join the Unified Maoists’ Party. Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ the Maoists’ Party chairman forwarded the open-invitation to Mr. Gautam while both leaders were participating at a program held in Kathmandu Friday January 29, 2010.

Gautam who spoke before Prachanda had in fact complained that he was being continuously alleged as a Maoist in the UML Camp by his own party colleagues. Prachanda did not let this opportunity slip out of his hands. Look what he said:

“Comrade Gautam…we know that you have been struggling hard in your party…now I request you to revolt in the UML”, said Prachanda adding “We are ready to welcome you in our revolutionary party.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Lalgarh: 2,500 Armed Tribals Attack Police Station

Posted by Ka Frank on February 2, 2010

This article appeared in Indian Express on February 2, 2010.

PCAPA activists attack Barikul police station

Five activists of the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) and three police officials were critically injured after 2,500 armed tribals tried to gherao Barikul police station in Bankura on Monday. The police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the crowd. The PCAPA activists attacked Barikul police station near west Midnapore border. In retaliation, the police raided the village and arrested one Maoist, leaving three others injured. Around 3 pm, locals under the banner of PCAPA and backed by Maoists attacked the police station demanding immediate release of 16 innocent villagers held by them.

Vishal Garg, SP of Bankura, said: “We were prepared to prevent the attack by the Maoist-backed PCAPA activists. Within a few minutes, our forces retaliated.”  “Three Maoists were injured in the battle, but they were rescued by others. A woman member of the Maoist action squad of West Midnapore, Urmila Sigh Sardar, has been arrested,” added Garg.

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