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Basanta on Proletarian Internationalism and the Nepalese Revolution

Posted by Ka Frank on February 21, 2010

This article appeared in Red Star on February 18, 2010.

The Proletarian Internationalism and Nepalese Revolution–Indra Mohan Sigdel (Basanta), PBM of UCPN (Maoist)

The proletariat class, which is deprived of means of production, is forced to sell his labour as a commodity into the market to those bourgeois who grab them. In a capitalist society, those who produce commodity with the expense of their labour are deprived of appropriating the very product while those who are not at all involved in production appropriate it. It is not particular to a certain country but a universal phenomenon where the capitalist mode of production exists.

The very essence of the capitalist mode of production is collective production but private appropriation. And the main content of Marxism remains in resolving this contradiction. Karl Marx and Frederick Engels had struggled all through their life to find a scientific way to resolve this contradiction and break the traditional reactionary chains  They said it is the socialisation of means of production to do it. And on top of that they said it is the transitional socialist state that paves the way forward to communism in which the aforesaid contradiction does not exist and thereby the whole humanity enters into a phase where there is no oppression of man by man. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal Maoists’ Training Program Ends with Revolt Option Open

Posted by Ka Frank on February 21, 2010

This article appeared on Telegraph Nepal on February 19, 2010.

Nepal Maoists’ training program ends: Revolt option remains open

The Unified Maoists’ party leaders pledged in front of a sea of party cadres at a training program organized by the party that it will issue the Peoples’ Constitution as per the wishes of the general public under any circumstances if hurdles were created to draft the constitution of the peoples’ choice and towards the conclusion of peace process.

“The Training Program was organized to train the cadres towards achieving the target of promulgating a Peoples’ Constitution”, writes Jana Disha Daily- the party mouthpiece. “The Maoists’ party will extend its entire support to the People for their fundamental right to go in for a revolt”, the party leaders also said.

The Two Day Training program ended Thursday February 18, 2010 held at Kharipati, Bhaktapur. The training program saw the participation of some four thousand party cadres who had come from several parts of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Over 100,000 Tamils Still Held in Detention Camps

Posted by Ka Frank on February 21, 2010

This article appeared on the World Socialist Website on February 19, 2010.

Thousands Of Tamils Still In Detention Camps

Tens of thousands of Tamil civilians, who fled the fighting in the final days of the military’s offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), remain in squalid detention camps in northern Sri Lanka. The official total is 106,000, with around 80,000 people still in the Manik Farm camps near the town of Vavuniya.

After the LTTE’s defeat last May, the army rounded up 280,000 men, women and children and put them in detention centres surrounded by barbed wire and armed soldiers. No one was permitted to leave. Visitors were heavily vetted. Thousands of young men and women were interrogated by police and military intelligence officers, and incarcerated in other, undisclosed centres as “LTTE suspects”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prachanda’s Statement on 15th Anniversary of the People’s War

Posted by Ka Frank on February 21, 2010

This was posted on Maoist_Revolution on February 16, 2010.

Greetings on 15th Anniversary of the People’s War

On the auspicious occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the Great Peoples War launched with the goal of new democratic revolution, we extend our heartfelt Best Wishes and militant salutation to the entire Nepalese people and working people the world over. In this historic occasion, we would like to remind you the reality that the Nepalese revolution is heading towards the decisive turning point of great possibilities and serious challenges. On this occasion, expressing our emotional homage to all the great martyrs of People’s War, we would like to recall with high regard the disappeared fighters. We revise our strong resolution and firm commitment to move forward to the direction of ceaseless revolution to make the Great Dreams of the Martyrs come true. On this historical occasion of the People’s War Day, we express our deep sympathy to the wounded, disabled and the victims suffering from the damage of life and property in the course of people’s

With the inventive application and development of Nepalese people’s war, the Nepalese revolution at present is advancing with firmness and creativity between theory and practice. Line, idea and leadership of Nepalese revolution have developed as the new dimension of Marxism-Leninism- Maoism. The implementation of new ideas, leadership, policies, programmes and plans of revolution are being expressed in concrete practice. The explicit line of national independence and civilian supremacy that has a strategic significance clarifies that the Nepalese democratic revolution has arrived at a decisive turning point. 
Finally, a united front among patriotic, leftist and democratic republican forces has become indispensable for the victory of revolution.

Therefore, on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the People’s War, struggling for peace and constitution, let’s move forward firmly and unitedly to accomplish the historical task of revolution. The victory of the people is certain.

With Revolutionary Greetings, 
13 February 2010

Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal)
General Secretary

Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) 

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