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Prachanda: On Ending General Strike…. and the Next Moves

Posted by Mike E on May 9, 2010

photo: jed Brandt

The following article is from MYREPUBLICA.com. (Props to the Marxist Leninist).

KATHMANDU, May 8:  A day after the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) called off its six-day general strike, the party´s chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal [Prachanda], said the ball is now in the court of the ruling parties and his party would watch their move and take its decisions accordingly.

“We will not negotiate with the ruling parties out of submission. We will see how you (ruling parties) react to the nation and the people, and make the next move accordingly. Now the ball is in the ruling parties´ court,” Dahal said while addressing a rally at the Khulamunch, Saturday.

He also said his party has only changed the nature of its protest — not withdrawn it, and that the strike was just a rehearsal. “The six-day strike is just a rehearsal. We put off the agitation for the time being to make further preparations and give a respite to the people.”

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Nepal Red Star’s Interview with Maoist Vice Chairman Bhattarai

Posted by Mike E on May 9, 2010

Baburam Bhattari

This is from the new issue of Nepal’s Maoist English journal Red Star. Dr Baburam Bhattarai is Vice Chairman of Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist. The interview was conducted shortly before May First.

“….we need a continuous solidarity and support from international proletarian forces for the advancement of the revolution and defend it against the imperialist and expansionist forces attack. So, we appeal to all our comrades internationally to continue with the cooperation to defeat  games against revolution of Nepal, for the completion of revolution.”

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How are you analyzing the current political situation of the country?

Nepal is passing through historical transition from feudalism to capitalism. Last sixty years people’s movement as being victorious directed towards abolishing of semi feudal and semi colonial structure and replacing it with a new democratic structure social state system oriented toward socialism.

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