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Nepal: We Need Communists not Statesmen

Posted by hetty7 on February 6, 2012

 Lately, reports are appearing in the bourgeois press that Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka ‘Prachanda’ has again sided with the revolutionary faction on some issues. Reports like the following, however, should be taken with some skepticism. This article is from myrepublica.

Compromise on Peace, Constitution a Mistake: Dahal

Post b Basnet/Kiran Pun

Kathmandu, Jan 20: Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal conceded at a closed-door party meeting on Thursday that he made a mistake in compromising  with the parliamentary parties on the values of peace and constitution, and pledged he would no longer enter into any such consensus against the party’s fundamental principals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Orissa: Police assault, arrest villagers defending their land from eviction

Posted by redpines on February 6, 2012

Amnesty International demands that charges be dropped on 47 protesters facing charges (including “attempted murder and rioting”) for protesting forced eviction in Orissa, India. The land is being taken from these people and sold to British-owned Vedanta Aluminum to build a toxic waste dump. Maoists in India have been involved for years in organizing widespread resistance against Vedanta’s land grabs in tribal areas. This video shows footage of adivasis (Indian tribal people) demonstrating against the eviction and the resulting police violence against them. (Thanks to Joe for the intro)

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