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India’s Maoists: End Police Murder & Capitalist Destruction of Nature

Posted by redpines on January 28, 2011

Note: the state of  ‘Odisha’ is also known as ‘Orissa’. The MoUs referred to in the article are ‘memorandums of understanding’, or documents describing bilateral or multilateral agreements. Thanks to Banned Thought for making the statement available. Posting here does not imply endorsement.

Adivasi woman in the forests of Orissa

COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)

CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Press Release

January 12, 2011

Condemn the indiscriminate killings and fake encounters
by the police and paramilitary forces in Odisha !

People would surely defeat the conspiracy of Naveen Patnaik
to hand over the natural resources of Odisha to the Corporations
by decimating the Maoist revolutionary movement !

As part of the massive offensive Operation Green Hunt being conducted in coordination by the central and state governments with the avowed aim of decimating the Maoist revolutionary movement completely, the special police and paramilitary forces have resorted to indiscriminate killings in the past two months in Odisha and have taken nearly 25 lives in cold-blood in various incidents. Of these most of them were fake encounters while others were incidents where hundreds of police and paramilitary were deployed with specific information about the whereabouts of the guerillas and fired indiscriminately on the guerillas and the people with them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Philippines Maoists Oppose Mining Companies

Posted by celticfire84 on January 18, 2011

Mining in the Philippines has been notoriously damaging. In 1996 a mining accident in Marinduque Island caused more than four million metric tons of toxic mine waste to spill from the Marcopper mine, and caused wide spread flooding.

This originally appeared on Philippine Revolution site.

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today reiterated the policy by the people’s democratic government banning all enterprises, including big foreign mining and logging firms, that engage in large-scale plunder of the natural resources, land grabbing and destruction of the environment.

The policy calls for the people’s democratic government to “ban, disable and dismantle” such firms which violate the welfare and interests of the people and disregard the rules and regulations of the people’s democratic government. These firms also connive with and use the fascist armed forces and paramilitary to protect their plunderous interests and fight the revolutionary forces.

“These, hostile, destructive and anti-people enterprises should, in fact, be expelled,” the CPP said.

The reiteration was made by the CPP amid the uproar raised by the Philippine government over reports that big, foreign mining companies are threatening to pull out their operations in protest over increases in “taxes” being imposed by the revolutionary movement. Officials of the government negotiating panel even declared that they would take up the matter in the upcoming talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in Oslo, Norway.

The CPP dismissed accusations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that the NPA “collects taxes” from mining companies.

“Large-scale foreign mining operations in the Philippines are among the worst abusers of the environment. Their operations cause siltation and poisoning of rivers, water sources and agricultural lands and other grave destruction of the natural environment,” said the CPP.

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