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Nepal – Line Struggle for the Future in Rolpa

Posted by hetty7 on November 26, 2011

A woman in Rolpa district, Nepal.

In the Kasama article Nepal’s Crossroads: Without a People’s Army, the People Have Nothing , written in June 2011, Eric Ribellarsi and Mike Ely wrote:

“There is a revolutionary people in Nepal – that has matured through the complex ebbs and flows of a real revolutionary situation. There are bases of the Peoples Liberation Army where determined commanders remain focused on seizing state power. There are cores of communist revolutionaries at all levels of the Maoist party who are seeking to carve a way forward. There are embryos of popular militias and peoples power. And there are millions and millions of Nepali people caught between hope and frustration – wanting a new Nepal and a new world.”

Here is one story of Nepalis who have given their lives for revolutionary change. Now, as the fate of the revolution looks less certain, they are stuck in precisely that state between hope and frustration . It appeared at asianewsnet.

An Encounter in Ghorabi

Adiya Adhikari

The Kathmandu Post 5-10-11: After the end of the war, Saraswati Magar (name changed) , a Maoist activist from Rolpa, built a single-story two-room brick house on a small plot of land on the outskirts of Ghorabi, Dang.

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Nepal – Dev Gurung – “We Need to Recommence our Revolution.”

Posted by hetty7 on November 26, 2011


Revolution in South Asia continues to provide news about the ongoing line struggle within the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). One section of the party believea a path to socialism is impossible in Nepal at this time. The other wants to continue the revolution to its completion, moving Nepal forward to New Democracy and socialism.

The following article features statements by a leader of the revolutionary faction within that party. It originally appeared at redstarnepal.com, which has emerged as the English language voice of the revolutionary wing of Nepal’s Maoists.

Nepalese Leaders are Acting as Cowards

Kathmandu, November 19: Chief Whip of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), Dev Gurung has said that uncompleted people’s war and revolution need to be finalized to its goal.

Speaking to an inaugurating ceremony of Nagarik Yuwa Bikas Club Saturday in Kathmandu, he said that grass roots people’ s mandate has not been fulfilled.

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Losing our brother Kishenji

Posted by redpines on November 26, 2011

We received the terrible news that the leading Indian Maoist Kishenji (AKA Mallojula Koteswara Rao) was murdered in by government forces in a “fake encounter.” Kishenji was a leading figure and spokesman for India’s Maoist (Naxalite) movement — and reportedly the military leader of their embryonic popular armed forces.

The following is one of the more recent accounts of outrage and exposure.

Our hearts are with the brave communist fighters of India and the hundreds of millions of oppressed people who dream of liberation.

This article is re-posted from our sister site,  Kasama.

Varvara Rao:

Maoist leader Kishenji was tortured before being killed

Telugu poet and Maoist sympathiser Varvara Rao Friday alleged that top Maoist leader Kishenji was tortured before being killed in a fake encounter and demanded a white paper from the West Bengal government.

“Kishenji was subjected to inhuman torture as his body bore marks of several injuries and he was killed in a fake encounter 24 hours after being nabbed. I demand a white paper on the killing,” Rao told reporters at the state secretariat.

Rao also demanded filing of a case under section 302 in compliance with NHRC norms against those responsible for the killing in a memorandum to Home Secretary G D Gautama.

He alleged that four other Maoists were still being held in captivity ‘like Kishenji’.

Rao said that Kishenji’s niece Deepa Rao had arrived with him from Peddapalli in Andhra Pradesh and should be allowed to identify the body.

“Kishenji’s mother is very old and a cancer patient. She wants to see her son. Kishenji’s body should be brought to Kolkata for preservation and sent to Hyderabad.

“The body should be handed over to the family with due honour as he was a political worker,” he said, acknowledging that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced that Kishenji’s last rites would be performed with honour.

“The Andhra Pradesh government killed many Maoists in this way, but at least it conducted the post mortem complying with NHRC norms. Azad’s body (another Maoist top leader killed in encounter few years ago) was sent to his Delhi residence in accordance with NHRC norms,” Rao said.

Alleging that the present state government was closely following the style of functioning of the preceding Left Front regime, he said “I think there is no need for any discussions with the fascist, imperialist and feudalistic government in the present situation”.

“Kishenji, (CPI-Maoist secretary) Ganapathy and many others favoured talks which is no longer required in the present situation, nor are interlocutors,” he said.

Rao was accompanied by two Association for Protection of Democratic Rights members, besides Deepa.

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