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AWTW: Operation Green Hunt — India’s state terror

Posted by n3wday on April 15, 2010

Kasama has received the following detailed overview of the Indian government’s building offensive against revolutionary forest strongholds of tribal peoples and Maoist fighters. This came to us from A World To Win news service.

Operation Green Hunt: India’s state terror

5 April 2010. A World to Win News Service. Indian authorities have reported that the anti-Maoist military offensive called Operation Green Hunt has suffered significant blows.

On 3 April guerrillas killed at least 10 policemen and injured 10 more in a landmine attack on a police bus in the eastern state of Orissa. On 5 April, in Dantewada district in the state of Chhattisgarh, they first ambushed soldiers carrying out a jungle patrol and then ambushed a second unit sent to rescue the first. As we go to press fighting is reported to be continuing. India’s Home Minister P Chidambaram said “Something has gone very wrong. They seem to have walked into a trap set by the [Maoists] and casualties are quite high” – the security forces are said to have lost 72 soldiers. Soutik Biswas, reporting from Delhi for BBC, describes the attack as “a blow to the government” and concludes that “the government is in for a long and difficult war.”

In late 2009, with an array of military forces, hi-tech support and utmost cruelty, the government of India launched Operation Green Hunt. India is economically on the move and its rulers are eager to upgrade their partnership with global imperialism. They cannot tolerate the fact that large swaths of the country are no longer under their control, and are determined to crush anything that stands in their way, especially the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and the masses hungry for radical change who make up the army they lead. Read the rest of this entry »

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Austalian Socialist Ben Peterson Speaks on Nepal’s Maoist Revolution (continued)

Posted by artemi0 on April 15, 2010

Part 3.  Peoples Liberation Army Cantonements & Change from Below in New Nepal

Part 4.    Maoist Women, May Day &  Trade Unions

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