Nepal: Maoists to Host Anti-Imperialist Conference
Posted by D and I Consulting on May 10, 2011
This article is originally from MyRepublica.com
“According to Mukherjee, the conference will finalize a concrete program to fight political, economical and cultural imperialism.”
Maoists to host anti-imperialist conference
KATHMANDU, May 9: The ruling UCPN (Maoist) is hosting an anti-imperialism conference in November, inviting, among others, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark to Kathmandu to discuss political, economic and cultural imperialism, and peace in the world.
International Anti-Imperialist People´s Solidarity Coordinating Committee (IAPSCC), a network struggling against imperialist aggression, occupation and evils of globalization, is the organizer of the conference. UCPN (M), along with communist parties of 23 other countries, is also a member of the network.
IAPSCC General Secretary Manik Mukherjee is currently in Kathmandu to meet Maoist leaders to finalize the conference that has been held every two years since 2007. He met Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday to finalize the conference.
“Though Nepal is small in size, Nepali people have been fighting Indian capitalism and imperialism for a long time,” Mukharjee told Republica on Sunday, when asked why Nepal was chosen as the venue for the conference.
Mukherjee said Dahal has assured him of bringing together 100,000 participants in the inaugural function of the conference to be held in Kathmandu from November 7-9. IAPSCC´s Chairman Clark will chair the first of its kind conference in Nepal, while representatives from 37 countries will participate in the event.
Established on November 29, 2007, IAPSCC is a global anti-imperialism movement.
“Not only the Maoists, we´ll make all anti-imperialists participate in the conference,” told IASCC secretariat member and Maoist politburo member Ninu Chapagain.
Mukharjee, who is also politburo member of Socialist Unity Center of India (Communist), said, “We want peace. The war is the causative factor of imperialism,” Mukherjee added, “We want to establish peace and we want create people´s front to fight the imperialists.”
According to Mukherjee, the conference will finalize a concrete program to fight political, economical and cultural imperialism.