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Nepal: Prachanda’s Goal is People’s Revolt

Posted by redpines on January 19, 2011

This article originally appeared in Republica. We should remind readers that articles from the bourgeois press may not accurately reflect the positions of revolutionary parties.

Dahal speech reverts to state-capture mode

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: In his firebrand speech to junior party cadres, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that the party´s immediate goal is to seize state power through a people´s revolt and establish “people´s federal republic” in the country.

The Maoist chairman put forward such views during a training session for party cadres at Bhrikuti Mandap in the capital, Monday.

“Our immediate policy is to launch a revolt to achieve the constitution of a people´s federal democratic republic in Nepal,” a party leader quoted Dahal as saying at the training which saw the participation of over 5,000 cadres of the Maoist Newa and Tamsaling states.

The Maoist chairman also stated that the party would revive the kangaroo courts and party´s parallel governments at local levels. “We will form ´front committees´ to organize, mobilize and serve their interests. These committees will fill the gap created after the dissolution of people´s courts and governments,” a party cadre quoted Dahal as saying.

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Arundhati Roy: Resistance to India’s Militarized State

Posted by Mike E on January 19, 2011

AlJazeera English broadcast “Faultlines” interviews Indian author Arundhati Roy.

““The Gandhian ethos is a very frightening ethos in the forest; because the Gandhian ethos requires… performance that requires an audience, you know. And in the forest, there’s no audience… in a society that doesn’t belong to the rest of society. How do hungry people go on a hunger strike? How do people who don’t have any money not pay their taxes or do civil disobedience?”

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Al Jazeera: Farmer Suicides Spike in India

Posted by redpines on January 19, 2011

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