Maoist’s mansion upsets the people

NEPAL’S top Maoist politician, who led a 10-year insurgency which left 16,000 people dead, has been accused of selling out and moving into a lavish mansion. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who goes by the nom-de-guerre Prachanda (The Fierce One), is a former Communist guerrilla who rose from humble village beginnings to lead a “people’s war” againstContinue reading “Maoist’s mansion upsets the people”

Prachanda moves into lavish house; media slams ‘red feudalism’

Prachanda, Nepal’s most powerful politician who had waged a decade-long war against monarchy, is under fire for moving into a multi-crore mansion in the heart of Kathmandu, with the local media calling it an example of “red feudalism”. The 1,500-sq metre property costing Rs 19.60 million (USD 2.31 million) is located half a kilometre fromContinue reading “Prachanda moves into lavish house; media slams ‘red feudalism’”

The Struggle in UCPN Maoist

Since the launch of ‘peace process’ and abandonment of the revolutionary path for peaceful way, infighting in UCPN(Maoist) has increased. A large section of the party is against the leadership of Prachanda for his alleged capitulation to the international imperialism and stabbing the revolution. Maoist Mohan Baidhya , Party’s Senior Vice-Chairperson has warned of formationContinue reading “The Struggle in UCPN Maoist”

New Democracy not possible says Prachanda

CHITWAN, Oct 15: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Prachanda has for the first time admitted before the Maoist cadres that the establishment of new-democracy in the country is not possible. “Things have undergone a sea change since the launch of the people´s war in 1996. We therefore have to adopt the policy of peace and constitution asContinue reading “New Democracy not possible says Prachanda”

Prachanda: Integration of People’s Liberation Army into Nepal Army Possible Within 4 Months

Himalayan Times, 2010-05-12 KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Unified CPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ today said protracted political deadlock could end if PLA integration were effected within four months. Addressing an interaction with intellectuals, industrialists, business community and members of the civil society, he said, “We’ll dismantle the barracks of the Young Communist League within four-fiveContinue reading “Prachanda: Integration of People’s Liberation Army into Nepal Army Possible Within 4 Months”

We condemn liquidation of People’s Liberation Army: Full text of Comrade Mohan Baidhya’s Press Statement

(The Next Front: “The design and mission of Prachanda and Baburam, who had long been planning to disarm, dissolve and liquidate the People’s Army under various pretexts, have finally come to fruition. They have handed over the keys of the containers, in which weapons of the People’s Liberation Army have been locked, to the ArmyContinue reading “We condemn liquidation of People’s Liberation Army: Full text of Comrade Mohan Baidhya’s Press Statement”

Breaking News from Nepal: “Major Protests Against Disarming of People’s Army”

By Eric Ribellarsi, Winter has Its End Today, the Kiran faction of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has launched a major protest program against the disarming of the People’s Liberation Army being led by Nepal’s new Prime Minister, Baburam Bhattarai. The Maoist rebels are demanding the immediate reversal of the decision to disarmContinue reading “Breaking News from Nepal: “Major Protests Against Disarming of People’s Army””

New Maoist Prime Minister of Nepal Surrenders Weapons

UCPN (Maoist) hands over keys of arms containers to AISC monitors at five cantonments In what would be viewed as a major headway in ongoing peace process, ruling UCPN (Maoist) Thursday started handing over keys of the weapons containers to Army Integration Special Committee (AISC) as per the party’s earlier decision. Despite facing sharp oppositionContinue reading “New Maoist Prime Minister of Nepal Surrenders Weapons”

Dr Bhattarai elected Prime Minister

“Trotskyism has become more relevant than Stalinism to advance the cause of the proletariat” — Dr Bhattarai in “Red Spark,” 2009. Kathmandu, Aug.28: Vice-chairman of the UCPN (Maoist), Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has been elected the Prime Minister of Nepal. In the elections held today at the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, Dr. Bhattarai won with 340Continue reading “Dr Bhattarai elected Prime Minister”

Maoists to Liquidate PLA into Army

P.B. Pokhrel Kathmandu, Nepal – UCPN Maoist’s recent decision to accept the integration modality proposed by the Nepal Army has raises a hope that the long being controversies over the People Liberation Army (PLA), former Maoist combatants, would come into end leading the country towards peace and constitution. Maoist’s recent decision can be termed asContinue reading “Maoists to Liquidate PLA into Army”

Prachanda, Follower of Modern Revisionism

A Maoist analysis of Nepali revisionism led by Prachanda. — E.S. At the occasion of the 10th birthday of People’s War initiation in Nepal, Prachanda granted an interview to the reactionary newspaper “The Hindu”, which published it on February 10. Prachanda explains there at length the new positions of the CP of Nepal (Maoist), whichContinue reading “Prachanda, Follower of Modern Revisionism”

Nepal Maoists Surrender Last of Weapons; Prepare for Integration with Reactionary Army Forces

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Maoists today were in the final stages of handing over their weapons as part of a deal to end the dual security system for the top leaders of the former rebels. “We have begun collecting weapons and have kept them at the Nayabazaar-based residence of Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and theContinue reading “Nepal Maoists Surrender Last of Weapons; Prepare for Integration with Reactionary Army Forces”

The Experience of Nepal Summed Up

“In this sense, the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.” –“The Communist Manifesto.” “We do not believe that private property should be abolished.” –Prachanda, Interview with BBC on 09/03/2008. Introduction Perhaps you’ve heard the various communist parties claim that there has been a revolution inContinue reading “The Experience of Nepal Summed Up”

Nepal’s Maoists: Surrender is “Undogmatic”

CHITWAN, Nepal — In a major step forward in Nepal’s tortured peace process, Maoist political leaders on Saturday formally relinquished control of their 19,000-member army to a special governmental committee. At a ceremony held about 110 miles from the capital, Katmandu, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) signed aContinue reading “Nepal’s Maoists: Surrender is “Undogmatic””