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Nepal: Maoists Enforce Indefinite Strike

Posted by celticfire84 on March 10, 2011

Workers on Strike in Nepal

From myrepublica.com

The All Nepal Trade Union Federation (ANTUF), the agitating trade union, along with two other big trade unions, had last week demanded the government as well as Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) to substantially raise the minimum wage, citing high inflation and soaring cost of living.

Maoists shut down Hetauda industries

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KATHMANDU, March 8: Trade union affiliated to UCPN (Maoist) has enforced indefinite strike in Hetauda Industrial Estate, bringing operation of industries there to a grinding halt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal Video: International Women’s Day Being Celebrated Nationwide

Posted by celticfire84 on March 10, 2011

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Revolutionary Women in People’s War In Nepal

Posted by hetty7 on March 10, 2011

Nepalese Maoist leaders gathered in commemoration of International Women's Day. Photo by Jed Brandt.

The following are excerpts from Hsila Yami (Comrade Parvati’s) 2003 essay The Question of Women’s Leadership in People’s War in Nepal. This appeared originally in The Worker #8.

The SAREV site is reproducing these excerpts for International Women’s Day,  March 8, 2011.

The Question of Women’s Leadership in People’s War in Nepal

by Comrade Parvati

Introduction

People’ War (PW) in Nepal. which was initiated in February 1996 under the leadership of the CPN (Maoist) has been developing in leaps and bounds. The fire of revolution, which initially sparked a few districts in Western Nepal, has swept all over the country. According to the Government’s own account, out of 75 districts in Nepal,  PW has affected 73 districts. All these gains would not have been possible without the mobilization of the masses that are the backbone of the PW in Nepal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reading Cluster: Women and Revolution in South Asia

Posted by Rosa Harris on March 10, 2011

Women and Revolution

International Women’s Day: Women’s Role in Nepal’s Revolution
Interview: Women’s Liberation in India
Hisila Yami :Women Leaders as a Catalyst Agent for Communism
Women’s Liberation Theory from Nepal Revolutionaries

The Lives of Women

One More Reason for Revolution: Sex Trade in South Asia
Life in the Maoist PLGA: Men Cook, Women Patrol
India: The Story of a Rebel’s Birth
WPRM Interview: On Women’s Liberation in Nepal

More Kasama Reading Clusters can be found here.

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