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Arundhati Roy: Indian Maoists are “Patriot of a Kind”

Posted by celticfire84 on November 29, 2010

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy

From The Times of India

Writer-activist Arundhati Roy on Sunday described Maoists as “patriot of a kind” and accused the prime minister and home minister of “violating the Constitution and Panchayat (Extension of Scheduled Areas) Act by allowing corporates to use tribal land”.

“Patriot of a kind, they (Maoists) are. But here patriotism is very complicated. So at the moment what people are fighting for is to keep this country from falling apart,” Roy said after addressing a meet on Cultural Resistance to War on People in Corporate Interest, organised by a magazine.

She said she did not think there could be only Maoist revolution for solving problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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India: Arundhati Roy Charged with Sedition

Posted by celticfire84 on November 29, 2010

From The Times of India

Writer and activist Arundhati Roy is charged with sedition for making speeches in support of Kashmir independence. Roy has also made statements calling the Indian Maoists "patriots" and is the author of the popular essay "Walking with the Comrades"

NEW DELHI: Acting on a court directive, the Delhi Police on Monday registered a sedition case against writer-activist Arundhati Roy and Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani for their alleged anti-India speeches at a seminar here.

The Delhi Police have slapped Sections 124 A (sedition), 153 A (promoting enemity between two communities), 153 B (assertion against national integration), Section 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and Section 505 (statements conducing to public mischief).

A Delhi court on Nov 27, on the complaint of Sushil Pandit, a member of the Roots in Kashmir organisation, ordered the registration of an FIR against hardline Hurriyat leader Geelani, Roy and five others for allegedly making anti-India speeches.

Speaking to IANS, Pandit’s counsel Vikas Padora said: “The Delhi Police has registered a FIR against Roy and Geelani for their anti-Indian speeches.”

Pandit filed a complaint Oct 28 at the Tilak Marg police station against Geelani, Roy and others, and demanded that an FIR be registered against them for their alleged anti-India speeches at a seminar “Azadi – the only Way”.

Geelani, Roy and their fellow speakers voiced their opinions in favour of Kashmir’s separation from India at the conference, the petitioner alleged.

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U.S. Covert Ops in Nepal? Get Ready for Wiki-Exposure!

Posted by Mike E on November 29, 2010

Who are their agents? What are their moves?

To everyone who cares about the revolution in Nepal: We may be about to get the break we have been waiting for. So far the U.S. intrigues have been hidden — barely seen. Now it may be exposed soon how the U.S. has been intriguing (with India and Nepal’s reactionary forces) to crush or coopt the Nepal Maoist revolution. Who is involved? What are their speculations? What is the extent of their involvement? What are their intrigues with Nepal’s military feudalists?

We do not yet know what will emerge — but we should prepare now to go on the offensive, and make Nepal’s revolution an issue among all the diverse forces who hate and oppose U.S. interventions and counter-insurgency.

This appeared on the AHN site.

A Wikileaks report says the documents date to 1995, with almost 1,200 tagged with PTER (Prevention of Terrorism). There are 339 with the specific tag “Maoist” or “Maoist Insurgency.””

Nepal Desperately Waiting For Wikileaks Documents

by Anil Giri – AHN News Correspondent (November 29, 2010)

Kathmandu, Nepal (AHN) – Anxiety, search and curiosity are rampant in Nepal among the political, diplomatic and media circles about the release by Wikileaks of a cache of more than 2,600 classified and non-confidential documents related to Nepal.

According to the website, the dossier has 2,278 memos sent by the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu to the U.S. State Department. Eighty-four of those memos were labeled secret and 1,399 confidential while the remaining 795 are unclassified.

Although none of the memos on Nepal were released Sunday, the whistle-blower website said it would be releasing the embassy cables “in stages over the next few months.”

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India: Naxals Use Libraries to Promote Revolution

Posted by celticfire84 on November 29, 2010

This was in the Hindustan Times

‘Naxals used library to spread their ideology’

Shailendra Mohan, Hindustan Times

The banned Communist Party of India (Maoist), dubbed as the single largest threat to India’s internal security by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, had set up a base in the city to propagate their ideology and to connect with the youth. The naxalite allegedly used a reading library situated in the slums along the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) in the western suburbs for this purpose, a witness has told the police.

The witness in his statement to the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has named Surya Devra Prabhakar, an alleged naxalite leader who was arrested by the ATS on January 19. Prabhakar, a member of the politburo and one of the top most leaders of CPI (Maoists), was arrested from Kanjurmarg and he had been working in the city since 1991, trying to lure people towards the naxalite ideology, the witness has said.

Prabhakar had been a member of the organisation since 1978 and was a member of the Maharashtra State Committee of the CPI (Maoists). He allegedly controlled operations for Dahanu, Wada, Palghar and other rural areas and had, therefore, set up base in Mumbai.

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U.S. Imperialists Unleash “Terror-Scare” in Philippines

Posted by celticfire84 on November 29, 2010

Philippines-NPA Fighters

New wave of “Terror-Scare” an old US Imperialist ploy to intensify military intervention for US military basing and economic interest

Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlo
Spokesperson
National Democratic Front of the Philippines

Mindanao November 6, 2010

There has been a series of “terror-scare” spreading in the country of late. The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Mindanao (NDFP-Mindanao) views this chain of events along the following the lines:

1. The United States, being in the throes of a deep recession and trapped in the quagmire of wars of aggression in the Middle East, is looking up to the Philippines as its second front to secure its geo-politics in the Asia-Pacific, protect its economic interest and unhampered US military basing in the country. It had to install a more reliable ally — Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III – through a pre-programmed election and drum up a new wave of terror to justify its intensified military intervention.

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