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Great Footage: Revolutionary Youth and Farmers Pack Nepal’s Capital

Posted by Mike E on April 29, 2010

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Prachanda: Our Goal is a New Democratic Federal Republic of the People

Posted by redflags on April 29, 2010

Maoist supporters gather in Kathmandu for May 1

“If the puppet government will not step down and clear the way for a new national government, the future action plan of the movement will be nation-wide revolt, which will ultimately establish a people’s federal republic.”

his is an important interview given by Prachanda on the eve of major May First actions in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It focuses on long range revolutionary goals, the transitional demands of this moment, and the intentions of his party,  the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist).

Many people are not clear about the meaning of these terms in Nepali and Maoist usage:

New Democratic: the first step of socialism rooted in revolutionary distribution of land and the severing of foreign control of culture, politics and industry.

Federal: meaning that previously oppressed nationalities and ethnic groups have radical new forms of autonomy and self-determination, within an overall “federal” framework of a liberated New Nepal.

Republic: meaning the king is overthrown and will not be back, and that his former royal army is required to submit to the changes wanted by the people and their new government.

The Interview was first published in the party’s international journal Maoist Information Bulletin (Vol. 04, No. 13) .

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Prachanda: It is quite clear that the current transitional political situation is very sensitive and delicate.

The ongoing peace process and the process of drafting a new constitution are in a critical situation. The domestic and foreign reactionary and regressive elements are continuously conspiring against the aspiration of the people’s peace and constitution.

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Nepal: Calling the Anti-Gov’t General Strike

Posted by Mike E on April 29, 2010

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