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Nepal: – A New PLA in Formation

Posted by hetty7 on May 30, 2012

This article is from my republica.

Dang-based Ex-combatants Form People’s Volunteer Bureau

Gajendra Bohara

Dang, May 9: Dang-based Maoist ex-combatants who opted for voluntary retirement and youths aligned with Mohan Baidya faction of the Maoist Party on Wednesday threatened to launch revolution against the UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal  and his supporters and also formed the people’s liberation army (PLA) Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal – Landless Squatters call for protests across the country

Posted by hetty7 on May 30, 2012

The All Nepal Landless Squatters Association has issued a call for protest  in response to thousands of landless squatters being bulldozed  from their homes on the Bagmati river May 8.

This article is from http://onlinekhabar.com

Kathmandu: May 9th: The All Nepal Landless Squatters Association has warned of stern protest against police suppression in the settlements of landless squatters living at the bank of Bagmati River in Thapathali.
Issuing a press statement today, the Association warned of organizing protests and demanded proper alternative to the management of the landless squatters.

Issuing the statement General Secretary of the Association, Puskar BK, has urged the landless squatters living across the country to express solidarity in the protests.


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Nepal – Security Strategy for May 27th

Posted by hetty7 on May 27, 2012

The constituent assembly process has again failed to draft a constitution that would benefit the people of Nepal. The numerous  nationalities of the country have been left in the lurch, as the CA could not decide on a proper federal system to guarantee their rights. In response, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is calling for new elections in November, while nearly every other political force in the country–including the revolutionary faction of the UCPN(M) is calling for him to step down.

The situation in Nepal is unstable again, and as the article below suggests, security forces, no doubt with blessings from India and the US, are installing measures to curtail any rebellion of the people. It seems clear now, that if there is a road to revolution in Nepal, it will not be through the Constituent Assembly process.

[Intro by Redpines] This article is from Nepalnews.com

New Security Strategy to be Enforced in Kim Valley for May 27

A new security strategy has been prepared to obviate possible risks during the period around the promulgation of the new constitution and also to maintain peace and security, RSS reports.

Organizing a press meet in the capital  on Tuesday, Metropolitan Police Commissioners Office said the strategy would be implemented in three phases. Read the rest of this entry »

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West Bengal Chief Minister flees audience of Maoist students

Posted by Mike E on May 19, 2012

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Nepal: Gajurel says constitution already drafted in India

Posted by hetty7 on May 19, 2012

UCPN(M) secretary CP Gajurel

This article is from My Republica

Gajurel  – Govt Conspiring to Bring Sponsored Constitution

Republica

Kathmandu, May 12: UCPN (Maoist) Secretary CP Gajurel  claimed on Saturday that the government and major political parties were creating an environment to impose state of emergency  for what he called promulgating a ‘sponsored constitution’.

Addressing a program organized to launch a book ‘Nepali Janayudhha’ (People’s War) authored by Dr. Rishi  Raj Baral at the factional headquarters of Maoist party’s Senior vice-chairman Mohan Baidya in Kupandole, Gajurel said in a veiled language that the new constitution has already been drafted in India.

He alleged that Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and the Prime Minister and party Vice Chairman Baburam, along with the leaders of Nepali Congress. UML, and Madhesi parties were trying to endorse a ‘ready-made’  constitution on May 27th even though they seem busy in political negotiations these days. Read the rest of this entry »

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India: West Bengal chief terrified of Maoist students

Posted by redpines on May 19, 2012

The following video Mamata Banerjee, the anti-communist chief minister of West Bengal becomes angry and storms out of a television station as she suspects students in the audience of being Maoist cadres or supporters. Thanks to B and BJ for pointing this out. 


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Nepal: Squatter Settlements Bulldozed – Police Fire Teargas and Rubber Bullets

Posted by hetty7 on May 18, 2012

The Nepali people are being bulldozed and teargassed.  For living in settlements.  And being poor in one of the poorest countries in the world.  And in a country that is known for its Maoist revolutionary  people and its revolutionary struggle.

The media calls them squatters.  There is an estimated population of 25,000 people living in various spots along the Bagmati river in  Kathmandu.

We should also remind readers that these people are being removed by a government led by Baburam Bhattarai, a member of one wing of the UCPN(M). Revolutionary forces within the Maoist party have refused to participate in this government. 

We will publish all the stories on this we can find.  And if readers have info on this please send your comments.

This article is from my republica

Government Bulldozes Bagmati Squatter Settlement

Arjun Poudel

Kathmandu, May 9: Over 250 squatter homes were demolished when the authorities sent bulldozers to the slum settlement on the  bank of the Bagmati river near Thapathali Tuesday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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The ruling classes tremble: Maoists expand influence in Northeast India

Posted by redpines on May 15, 2012

Location of Assam within India

The following article about the expanding operations of the CPI(Maoist) into northeast India originally appeared at A critique of the times

The Northeast is in danger of becoming the next Maoist hub

January 15 2012

Reports of Maoists mobilising people against dams in Arunachal Pradesh, shortly after Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had warned about ultra-Left presence in Assam, can only mean that policymakers both in New Delhi and the North-East can no longer ignore the presence of the Reds in the region. The situation in the state is increasingly worrying, especially now that captured Maoist members have reportedly confessed links to elements in the North-East.

Gogoi’s claims were not backed by reports from the ground. All he said was that two officials – one from the Assam Students Youths Organisation (ASYO) and the other from the Assam Chah Janajati Suraksha Samiti (ACJSS) – had been nabbed by security forces in Orissa’s jungles. He did not have any more incriminating information to offer, except to say that these were frontal organisations of the Maoists. Moreover, the timing of this revelation was suspect – it came close on the heels of the tripartite Suspension of Operations being signed by the Union and state governments with the overground faction of the ULFA led by Arabinda Rajkhowa. Read the rest of this entry »

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CPI(Maoist) calls for bandh on May 16

Posted by redpines on May 13, 2012

The following is a press statement released by the CPI(Maoist). It discusses recent attacks on Maoist forces and adivasi peoples by Operation Green Hunt, as well as the role of the Indian Army in these brutal incursions. In response, the Maoists are calling for a large bandh, which is a kind of strike, enforced by the revolutionaries:

The Central Committee of our Party has given the call for a 24-hour `Bharat Bandh’ on 16 May to stop the fascist attacks on the people of the country by the exploitative ruling governments, to prevent the deployment of army in Bastar under Operation Green Hunt, to send back the armed forces camping in the pretext of `training’, to unconditionally release the adivasis and political prisoners confined in the jails of the country, and to demand the scrapping of the proposed fascist NCTC.

Bharat Bandha : CPI (Maoist)

Comrade Gudsa Usendi, the  Spokesperson of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) has released a press statement on  4 May 2012. He has focused on the brutal attacks on the oppressed people of  India, by the facist   Indian Government. He stresses The Central Committee of our Party has given the call for a 24-hour `Bharat Bandh’ on 16 May to stop the fascist attacks on the people of the country by the exploitative ruling governments…)

The Indian state is relentlessly continuing its extremely brutal attacks on the people of the country, particularly the adivasis, in the last two and half years in the name of Operation Green Hunt. The police and paramilitary forces unleashed by the ruling classes are perpetrating acts of `encounter’ killings, mass murders, sexual assault, torture, burning of villages, destruction of crops and grains, plunder of peoples’ property, wanton arrests and forced `disappearances etc. These forces have carried out the cold-blooded murder of more than 250 adivasis in the last two and half years in Dandakaranya alone. The objective of this war on people is to uproot the ongoing Maoist movement in the country, particularly in its central and eastern regions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal’s revolutionaries form new fighting force

Posted by redpines on May 7, 2012

According to the following article in Telegraph Nepal,the wing of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) led by Kiran has replaced the YCL with a new fighting force called the Janasevak Bureau. The force is reportedly led by UCPN(M) politburo member, Biplab, a radical young leader.

Nepal Maoists hardliners form Jan Sevak bureau a la YCL: Report

24 April, 2012

The panel led by nationalist leader, Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ of Unified Maoists’ Party, has declared formation of a separate ‘fighting force’ comprising of dissatisfied, UNMIN disqualified Militias and some YCL cadres.

The unit thus formed will be called as ‘Janasevak Bureau’ was declared amid a program in Lalitpur, April 24, 2012.

Party Leader Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ currently heads a 17 member committee that drives the unit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Revolutionary students protest Indian interference

Posted by redpines on May 7, 2012

This report appeared at Zeenews.

Nepal: Maoist students protest against India

May 7,2012

Kathmandu: Pro-Maoist students close to the hardliner faction led by Mohan Vaidya ‘Kiran’ have staged a demonstration here against alleged Indian interference in the formation of a national government in Nepal.

The protesters briefly clashed with the police while organising a torch lit rally at Ratnapark and Kamaladi area in the heart of the capital last evening, eye-witnesses said.

They also obstructed traffic for an hour to show their protest against what they called “direct intervention of India” in Nepalese politics.
“We protest India’s direct interference in our internal issues,” said Ratna Dhakal, central committee member of the All Nepal National Independence Students Union- Revolutionary.

“We condemn Indian interference in any sector of our country.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal – Development of a new People’s Liberation Army?

Posted by hetty7 on May 7, 2012

The political struggle in Nepal appears to be sharpening.  We urge the usual caution in reports from the bourgeois press.

This article is from myrepublica

Baidya Faction Calls National Gathering of ‘People’s Volunteers’

Kiran Pun

Kathmandu,  April 24: The hardline faction of the Maoist party led by Senior Vice- Chairman Mohan Baidya is organizing the first ecer national gathering of the ‘People’s Volunteers’ in Kathmandu on Tuesday  in a bid to activate it and to chart out its future strategies. People’s Volunteers is a combative youth wing of the Maoist party headed by Netra Bikram Chand. Read the rest of this entry »

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India: CPI(Maoist) statement on Indian state brutality in Maad

Posted by redpines on May 6, 2012

‘Operation Green Hunt,’ the Indian state offensive against the CPI(Maoist) and their adivasi (tribal) allies, continues. Indian Army special forces are now assisting paramilitaries in the effort to harass, brutalize and displace tribals; it is also highly likely that US special forces are providing training to these groups. The following document gives an account of the effects of these operations on tribal villages:

Apart from this, in every village they entered, the government forces resorted to loot, beatings, razing of houses and destruction.
In Padko village on the southern side of Indravati River, the government forces destroyed a field. People are collectively growing vegetables, maize etc in this field. In the forest nearby this village a school is being run by the revolutionary Janatana Sarkar and hundreds of government forces attacked this school. The entire students and teachers had evacuated the school beforehand fearing attack. The police camped for two days there and wreaked havoc. 

Thanks to Banned Thought for making this document available.

COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)

DANDAKARANYA SPECIAL ZONAL COMMITTEE

March 30, 2012

 An appeal to all the democrats and patriots of our country

Condemn the brutal offensive conducted by the government armed forces in Maad !

Come forward to stop the unjust war on the most oppressed people of our country ! Read the rest of this entry »

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Philippines: CPP calls for removal of US military presence

Posted by redpines on May 5, 2012

Women in Mindanao protest US imperialism

The following statement calls for an end to the recent resurgence of US military involvement in the Philippines. Thanks to Democracy and Class Struggle for making this available.

Repeal of US-RP Mutual Defense Treaty will help in peaceful resolution of South China Sea conflicts — Communist Party of the Philippines

Communist Party of the Philippines

3 May, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) urged the Filipino people to push for the repeal of the US-RP Mutual Defense Treaty of 1951 and the pullout of all American military troops in the Philippines in order to ease military and diplomatic tensions over the Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands and pave the way for the peaceful resolution of the conflict and build mutually beneficial relations with both China and the US.
The CPP issued this statement a day after security and defense officials of the Aquino and US governments met in Washington DC. The US government promised to allow the Aquino government to purchase another Hamilton-class cutter from the American military scrap yard after officials of the Aquino regime mendaciously appealed for US support in order “for the Philippines to be minimally relied upon as a US regional partner.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Kiran on May Day in Nepal: No unity without people’s power

Posted by redpines on May 4, 2012

Photo by B

The following report on various May Day events and speeches in Nepal comes from The Red Star.

May day observe

1 May 2012

Kathmandu, May 1: The 123rd International Workers’ Day, which is also known as May Day, was celebrated by organizing various programmes in Nepal on Tuesday. Trade unions such as Both the factions of Unified Communist Party of Nepal Maoist affiliated All Nepal Trade Union Federation (ANTUF), General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union (GEFONT) and Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC) organised rallies and mass assemblies in capital Kathmandu to mark the Workers’ Day Sunday. May Day is observed every year on May 1 across the world as a symbol of international workers solidarity. It is also a national holiday in Nepal. Read the rest of this entry »

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