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CPI(M-L) Naxalbari calls on Nepali Maoists to rebel against revisionism

Posted by redpines on September 20, 2011

The CPI(M-L) Naxalbari, not to be confused with the CPI(Maoist), released the following statement. It addresses the current situation facing the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), in which one section of that party appears to have abandoned a direction that would lead to socialism. The statement also calls on the UCPN(M) to change its direction:

But the immediate task before the Maoists and the revolutionary masses in Nepal is to raise the flag of open rebellion against the revisionist headquarters and thus initiate the reconstruction of the party on solid Marxist-Leninist-Maoist bases, firmly united with the masses. They must get out off the revisionist swamp of Constitutional Assembly politicking and retake the road of revolution.

As usual, posting here does not imply endorsement of all views discussed in the piece. It originally appeared at Democracy and Class Struggle.

The South Asia Revolution site publishes this as a part of a series of responses to the changing conditions in the Nepalese revolution and responses from various forces on this issues. Posting here does not imply endorsement of the views presented. We  recommend our readers examine this essay by Mike Ely and Eric Ribellarsi titled Nepal’s Crossroads: Without a People’s Army, The People Have Nothing.

Press Statement on Nepal by Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Naxalbari

Monday, September 12, 2011–

On the current situation in Nepal and the challenge before the Maoists

Participation in the Constitutional Assembly process, and in government, in Nepal has been used by the UCPN (Maoist) leadership to liquidate the revolutionary nature of the party and sink it in the morass of parliamentarism. For quite some time now, this has been the concrete political manifestation of revisionism, of the derailment of the party from the path of New Democratic Revolution. It has now been taken to a new depth with the recent appointment of Dr. Baburam Bhattarrai as the Prime Minister of Nepal through a deal with the Madheshi parties, known agents of the Indian expansionists. Following a script already given by the reactionaries and endorsed by the UCPN (Maoist) leadership, the new government promptly handed over the keys of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) stored weapons. Severely drained of its fighting qualities through the policies followed by the leadership of the UCPN(Maoist), it is now being prepared for formal elimination, to finish off the last remaining, and one of the most important, achievements of the 10 years of People’s War. Thus the people will have nothing to bank on and will be helplessly thrown back to the reactionary wolves. Read the rest of this entry »

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Poem: Are you still our comrade?

Posted by enaadoug1982 on September 20, 2011

Dil Sahni, is a renowned writer, professor, and Maoist sympathizer in Nepal. He works as the coordinator of the M.A. English Department at Butwal Multiple Campus, Nepal. 

This poem was first published by Winter Has Its End, which is offering a series of poems by revolutionaries in Nepal.

Comrade

by Dil Sahni

Comrade!
When you were in the street
You spoke revolution

Comrade!
When you were in the slums
You spoke liberation

Comrade!
When you were with the people
Like the fish in the water

You spoke Marxism
You spoke Leninism
You spoke Maoism
You spoke so much
Socialism and Communism
And what not

But now Comrade!
When you are in the chair
You do not hear
What the street would say to you

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