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UCPN(M) condemns the murder of Kishenji

Posted by redpines on December 3, 2011

Map of 'Greater Nepal', and some of the lands the CPI(Maoist) says it will return to Nepal, should gain state power.

The following statement appeared at Democracy and Class Struggle. It should be noted that the statement is only signed by the leaders from the revolutionary faction of the UCPN(M), and not by Bhattarai or Prachanda.

Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Central Committee) Condemns the Murder of Comrade Rao

Unified Communist Party (Maoist)

Central Committee

Condemn the Murder of Comrade Rao

The killing of Comrade Mallojula Koteshwaor Rao ‘Kisanji’, politburo member and top leader of CPI(Maoist), on 24 November, by Indian armed forces in Burisol forest area of west Midnapur district in west Bengal, has shocked and saddened us. According to the latest information, that he was captured on November 23 and was murdered cowardly after his refusal to surrender. That’s why, we condemn this fake encounter and demand to the Central and West Bengal State government to form an independent commission to investigate the killing of comrade Kisanlji and to take the action against those criminals, who were involved in the killing. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Maoists Prepare for Talks with Indian State

Posted by celticfire84 on July 16, 2011

This article is from the Hindustan Times, and details the preparing talks between the Indian state and the rebel Maoist forces. The Maoists have demanded that three of their captured leaders negotiate the talks with the State, meanwhile the Indian state continues its strong arm posturing of non-negotiation. It should be noted that the Indian state has initiated a bloody war on its own people, titled ‘Operation Greenhunt’ under the guise of hunting terrorists – it has unleashed terror on its own people.

Maoists name leaders for talks with state

Communist Party of India (Maoist) has named Sudip Chongdar (alias Kanchan), Himadri Sen Roy (alias Somen) and Patit Paban Haldar, its three former state secretaries now behind bars in West Bengal, to represent them in case state plans to go ahead with its proposed dialogue with the rebels.

“If Mamata Banerjee has difficulty in holding talks with us directly, she could, for a start, launch dialogue with these three leaders, who are also ideologues, after releasing them,” said CPI (Maoist) leader Bikram in a statement faxed to HT on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Australian TV on India’s ‘Red Tide’

Posted by celticfire84 on June 21, 2011

As usual posting here does not imply endorsement of the views presented, but we share for the interest of our readers. It is noteworthy that the Indian Maoist movement has become a visible threat to the Indian state – which has responded with a cruel and bloody Operation Greenhunt, ruthlessly killing and torturing under the guise of fighting ‘terrorism.’  This brutal Indian army has recently moved into Maoist controlled camps as another step in their vicious campaign of war against the poor and those defending them.

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Debate Among Nepal’s Maoists: Bhattarai’s Approach to Restructuring of Nepal

Posted by celticfire84 on March 30, 2011

Maoist supporter outside voting station, April 2008.

The following speech is by Baburam Bhattarai, one of the Vice Chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). Bhattarai is generally associated with a current who believes the situation is unfavorable for seizing power.

Bhattarai presented this speech – “Post-Conflict Restructuring of Nepal: The Challenges and Prospects” –  on March 26 at  the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore.

We would like to point out to our readers that the views in this speech do not reflect the line of the UCPN(M) overall. Public statements by other Maoist leaders such as Kiran and Prachanda have pointed to different views.

We provide this speech in one piece, and emphasize that this does not imply endorsement of the views presented, but we share for the purpose of informing our readers. This originally appeared in two pieces from here and here.

Post-conflict restructuring of Nepal: The Challenges and Prospects

The conflict or social class struggle in Nepal so far has been the fight of the overwhelming majority of  people subjected to class, nationality, regional, gender and caste oppression by a feudal, autocratic, unitary state system backed by internal and external retrograde forces. In other words, the struggle is for complete democratisation of society, economy and polity of the country. Hence  post-conflict peace and development can be achieved only by total restructuring of all existing political, economic, social, cultural and international relations on a democratic basis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Philippines: Maoists Praised for Aiding Flood Victims

Posted by celticfire84 on February 9, 2011

Thanks to Red Ant Liberation Army blog for sharing.

Philippine NPA Fighters

Maoist guerrillas praised for aiding calamity victims

MANILA, Philippines- The fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Saturday welcomed the decision of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) for directing members of the New People’s Army (NPA) to assist victims of mass flooding in Eastern Visayas and other calamity disaster areas in Caraga and Bicol regions due to non-stop rain since the Christmas holidays last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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India: Maoists Planning Liberated Zones

Posted by celticfire84 on December 16, 2010

Naxals in a Base Area

This was originally written for The Hindu

Maoists Planning Liberated Zones

by G. Narashima Rao

The banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) is planning major strategies to increase its influence and strength.

An important task the Maoists have set for themselves is to create a liberated zone, in Bihar, Jharkhand and Dandakaranya (Chattisgarh). Towards this end, the party’s strike force — People Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) — is being developed.

This was stated by Prasad, party’s Andhra-Orissa Border State committee member during an interview at a remote place on the Andhra-Orissa border. A few reporters reached the place, guided by a local Girijan, trekking a small distance after travelling on a bumpy dirt track on either side of which landmines and directional mines were reportedly planted to keep the area out of the reach of the police.

The CPI (Maoist) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of PLGA, from December 2 to January 2, 2011. As part of it, the party organised a meeting at which local Girijans vowed to take over the Forest Department’s coffee plantations.

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Maoists Will Defend Nepal’s National Independence

Posted by celticfire84 on December 7, 2010

photo: jed brandt

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Nepal Maoists to foil plot to undermine sovereignty

Kathmandu, Nov 30 (PTI) A senior Maoist leader today underlined the determination of Nepal”s former rebels to foil any plot to undermine national sovereignty.

Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Maoist vice president, said the party plenum decided to fight plots that threaten national integrity, sovereignty and independence, without naming any country.

Amid conflicting reports that Prachanda had described India as the principal enemy of the party, Shrestha said the extended conclave of the Maoist had decided to fight back Indian interference if it posed threat to the completion of the peace process and framing of the constitution.

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Nepal Maoists Condemn Indian Operation against Rebels

Posted by celticfire84 on November 30, 2010

Source: Sify News

Kathmandu, Nov 28 (IANS) A year after India started paramilitary operations against its own outlawed Maoist party and nearly five months after security forces killed a top guerrilla leader, Nepal’s Maoist party has finally reacted to the incidents officially, condemning both and underlining its continued antagonism towards the Indian government.

The week-long plenum of Nepal’s largest party, that ended in a remote village in western Nepal Saturday, has formally condemned India’s ‘Operation Green Hunt’, the offensive started in five Indian states in November 2009 to flush out underground Maoists, known as Naxalites in India.

‘We condemn the oppression of the Indian people in the name of Operation Green Hunt,’ the plenum declaration said. ‘We urge for a peaceful resolution of the problem.’

The 14-point statement also condemned the ‘immoral and planned murder’ of Cherukuri Rajkumar, who was the spokesman of the Indian Maoists under the nom de guerre Azad.

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Arundhati Roy: Indian Maoists are “Patriot of a Kind”

Posted by celticfire84 on November 29, 2010

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy

From The Times of India

Writer-activist Arundhati Roy on Sunday described Maoists as “patriot of a kind” and accused the prime minister and home minister of “violating the Constitution and Panchayat (Extension of Scheduled Areas) Act by allowing corporates to use tribal land”.

“Patriot of a kind, they (Maoists) are. But here patriotism is very complicated. So at the moment what people are fighting for is to keep this country from falling apart,” Roy said after addressing a meet on Cultural Resistance to War on People in Corporate Interest, organised by a magazine.

She said she did not think there could be only Maoist revolution for solving problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Maoist Plenum Closes, Decisions Announced

Posted by hetty7 on November 28, 2010

We urge readers to remember that these reports on on the Maoist Central Committee Plenum  are at this point still coming to us through the bourgeois press – who have their own motives and worldview. No one should assume that these are accurate, and we will post actual texts of the various positions and speeches as soon as they become available in English.

This article is from

Plenum Participants

Nepal – Plenum Successful: Party Brought Together

Kathmandu, Nov. 27

The United Communist Party Nepal  (Maoist) (UCPM-Maoist) organised a press meet at Palungtar in Gorkha district on Saturday to make public the decisions taken by the party in its extended plenum.

Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Daha, Chairmen Baburam Bhattarai and Mohan Baidya, Spokesperson Dinanath Sharma, among others, marked their presence in the press meet.

Maoist Spokesperson Sharma said that the extended plenum, which was the largest gathering in the history of Nepalese politics, drew the attention of national and international bodies.

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Nepal Maoists: Reports Allege Discussion of Faction Allignment

Posted by celticfire84 on November 28, 2010

From MyRepublica.

We urge readers to remember that these reports on the Maoist Central Committee meeting are, at this point, still coming to us through the bourgeois press — who have their own motives and worldview.  No one should assume that these are accurate. We will post actual texts of the various positions and speeches as soon as they become available in English. Pushpa Kamal Dahal is also known by his nom de guerre Prachanda, and Baidya is also known as Kiran.

Mohan Baidhya also known as Kiran, speaking at the recent plenum of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)

PALUNGTAR,GORKHA, Nov 22: Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has held several rounds of talks with Senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya asking the latter to join forces against another Vice Chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai in the party plenum that began on Sunday here in Palungtar, Gorkha.

According to party sources, Dahal has already held several rounds of talks with Baidya in this regard. “But Baidya has not so far responded positively to Dahal´s call for unity against Bhattarai,” said a Maoist leader close to Baidya.

With his relationship with Bhattarai souring, Dahal needs the support of Baidya, who has a strong hold among the party rank and file, to make his party line prevail in the plenum.

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Indian Maoists denounce Obama as “Leader of US imperialism”

Posted by redflags on November 7, 2010

Revolutionary forces in India have denounced the visit of US President Barack Obama, calling for a bandh on November 8 to coincide with his visit to their country [read more]. The following press release from the Communist Party of India (Maoist) was received via the Maoist Revolution international listserve.

Promising peace, Obama has increased the US military and expanded Bush's wars into Pakistan and other countries.

October 31, 2010

Firmly Oppose the India Visit of
Barack Obama, Gang Leader of U.S. Imperialism, the #1 Enemy of the World’s People

Raise the slogan in one voice loudly Throughout the Country!!


US President Barack Obama will be coming to our country on November 6. The comprador rulers of India are busy laying red carpet to welcome him and trying to beautify Mumbai and Delhi. This is a great insult to democracy-loving, peace-loving and patriotic people of our country. US imperialism, which has been plundering the poor countries across the world, suppressing the oppressed nationalities, pushing the notorious thugs and dictators into the power, bullying those countries who wouldn’t cooperate, looting oil, minerals and all other natural wealth and sources and for this going to any extent, is the no. 1 enemy of world people. Its leader Barack Obama is such a person whom the entire humanity must hate. As his predecessor George Bush had accumulated the hate across the globe, US imperialist masters brought Barack Obama in a plan that people could be deceived with his skin color.

Though Obama was so much rhetorical opposing the policies of Bush, after entering into the White House, all the policies and decisions taken by him till this day are nothing but continuation of the Bush administration. In fact the difference between George Bush and Barack Obama lies just in their color and in the name their representative parties. There is no difference between them in exploiting and suppressing the world people, oppressed nationalities, countries and working class of the US. It’s an irrefutable fact that this black color President was selected by the most notorious white masters of US monopolistic corporations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepal: Bhattarai’s Paper for Late November Central Committee Meeting

Posted by celticfire84 on November 3, 2010

Dr Baburam Bhattarai

Baburam Bhattarai


Unified CPN (Maoist) vice chairman Baburam Bhattarai met with party cadres of eastern region and apprised them of the content in his paper to be presented in the upcoming extended Central Committee meeting.

Maoist extended CC meeting is taking place in Gorkha from November 21. It is expected to take important decisions on the party policies, programmes and strategies.

The extended CC meet was called after the Central Committee could not sort out differences on major agenda among the top three leaders of the party.

The extended CC meet will discuss three separate political dossiers presented by chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and vice chairmen Mohan Baidhya and Baburam Bhattarai.

Bhattarai met cadres at the district office of the party and apprised them about the major points in all three documents.

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Maoists in India: Writings & Interviews by Comrade Azad

Posted by celticfire84 on October 20, 2010

Maoists in India: Writings & Interviews by Azad

Maoists in India: Writings & Interviews by Azad

Thanks to Frontlines of Revolutionary Struggle for posting this.

This is to announce a new book – Maoists in India: Writings & Interviews by Azad, published by Friends of Azad. Below are the Preface and Table of Contents to generate your interest.  The book is priced Rs 100 in India and $ 6 outside India. The books can be had from Varavara Rao, 203, Lakshmi Apartments, Malakpet X Roads, Hyderabad, India 500036.

With regards
Friends of Azad

In Honour of Our Friend

We, the friends of Cherukuri Rajkumar (Azad), present this bouquet of his writings and interviews collected from popular newspapers and websites, to all those who are interested to know the ideas of the Maoist politics in India in general and Azad’s articulation of the politics in particular. Azad has been our friend for more than thirty years and as much time, two thirds of his short life of 56 years, he spent developing, exploring, elucidating and debating these ideas.

A voracious reader and prolific writer that he was, the writings collected here might be less than a tenth of his literary output. Much of his writing was anonymous or under different pseudonyms in clandestine journals and documents and we leave it for future research to prepare his collected works, most probably with active support from the party for which he was a spokesperson, member of Central Committee and Politbureau at the time of his brutal killing by police on July 2, 2010 in Adilabad forests of Andhra Pradesh.

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