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Press Release: Condemn the Illegal Detention of CPI(Maoist) Leaders!

Posted by celticfire84 on May 9, 2011

This originally appeared on the website of the International Campaign Against War on the People in India.

Indian Maoist soldier engaged in study. The CPI(Maoist) are engaged in a People's War against the oppressive Indian State.

CONDEMN THE ILLEGAL DETENTION OF CPI (MAOIST) LEADERS!

PRESS RELEASE (30/04/2011) —

Condemn the Illegal Detention of Central Committee Members of the CPI (Maoist) Vijay Kumar (Jaspal), Varanasi Subramaniam (Saroj), Jhantu Mukherjee along with Three Villagers by the Bihar Police!
Demand the Immediate Production of the Six before a Court of Law! Read the rest of this entry »

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May Day in Nepal Photos

Posted by celticfire84 on May 6, 2011

Thanks to Maoist Revolution list for sharing these photos from May Day in Nepal, 2011.

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Bangladesh: Workers Employ Road-rail Blockade

Posted by celticfire84 on May 5, 2011

The following comes from bdnews24.com. John Bellamy Foster recently wrote “Ecologically, the world’s climate and the life-support systems of the entire earth are being transformed by a process of runaway global warming.” As the poorer countries of the earth pay the price for over energy use from the wealthier nations, many actions such as this railroad blockade in Bangladesh represent the coming battles for energy and resources.  The earth and its inhabitants can no longer afford the capitalist economic system as a means of providing for the earth.

Blockade in Barapukuria

Road-rail blockade in Barapukuria

Dinajpur, May 4 (bdnews24.com)—Ending a two-day coal mine siege programme, a citizen committee has enforced a 48-hour road-rail blockade programme in Barapukuria to push for its three-point charter of demands. Read the rest of this entry »

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Philippines: Communist Rebels Resist Return of US Bases

Posted by celticfire84 on May 4, 2011

Protesters face off in front of US Embassy in the Philippines

Thanks to Frontlines of Revolutionary Struggle for sharing this.

COMMUNIST rebels on Friday asked Filipinos to oppose any plan to reestablish United States military presence in Subic, Zambales, whether in the form of a base or related facilities.

The US military is reportedly searching for alternative places in the Asia-Pacific region to establish bases, in the face of growing opposition to their military bases in Okinawa, Japan where the US 7th Pacific Fleet is headquartered.

Last Tuesday, US Senators Daniel Inouye and Thad Cochran met with President Benigno Aquino III after visiting the Subic Bay Freeport to be briefed about the situation in the former US military base. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Conversation with Arundhati Roy

Posted by hetty7 on May 4, 2011

This article from myrepublica speaks about her experiences and perceptions and remarks on her essay Walking with the Comrades. 

Arundhati Roy (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

“While walking with the comrades, Roy was frequently branded as romantic to which she reiterated: “Often when you’re in the middle of a huge and dangerous argument, one of the strategies is to use labels as missiles in order not to deal with questions. I have no problem with romance but what do they mean by that?”

Arundhati on Arundhati

Sunina Karki/Bibek Bhandari

Kathmandu, April 19: “Thin, black, clever” in her words, Sryian Christian from Kerala, Arundhati Roy thought she was the “worst that a Christian girl could be.”

In the village of Aymanam in Kerala, Roy observed that she was one of the girls who hadn’t been indoctrinated. She rather spent time catching fish and knew every insect, grass and dragonfly.

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May Day 2011 – Philippines

Posted by Mike E on May 1, 2011

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