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Tuesday, 13 December 2011
34 days with Maoists inside the forest PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by ndpfront
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 19:01

Suvojit Bagchi spent over a month in Maoist hideouts in the forests of south Chhattisgarh.

SUVOJIT BAGCHI 27th Nov

CAMP IN THE FOREST

After walking for eight hours in a forest that possibly had more hillocks and rivulets than trees, without any long pause, by early evening we entered a narrow barren table of land bounded on either side by two separate ridges. At the far end stood a few blue and yellow tents. Somji, one of the men who had met me at the edge of the forest, picked up speed as we approached the tents. With the amber red setting sun in the backdrop, I saw some activity in the camps as Somji reached the centre of the table.

 

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Interview with Basanta, Politburo Member, Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by ndpfront
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 18:22

 

Q. You said there is class struggle in the making of the new constitution. Can you elaborate which classes are aligned in to Nepal to backwards from the marching forward and how it is reflected in the expression of the new constitution. How they are placed in different parties?  Which are the parties totally retrograde?


A. Constitution is a political document that guides the state power of the given country to drive forward. Like the state power, constitution is also relative to a certain class, oppressor or the oppressed. At one point of the people's war, the Constituent Assembly came into being as a political tactic to drive forward the unfinished task of new democratic revolution in Nepal. The classes, which were fighting militarily during people's war, are now clashing ideologically and politically in the Constituent Assembly. The front of class struggle has definitely changed but not the objective.

With the demolition of monarchy, feudalism has become weak in Nepal. The comprador bourgeois has acquired upper hand in the state power. However, the characteristic of the state power has not changed yet. The contradiction formed of the entire people of oppressed class, nation, region and sex on the one side and the comprador and bureaucratic bourgeoisie, which is leading the reactionary state power, on the other, is the principal contradiction. It is manifested now in the Constituent Assembly too. To write a constitution that paves the way forward to resolving the basic contradictions emerged out of semi-feudal and semi-colonial condition of Nepal and restructuring the state power accordingly is the task our party is trying to accomplish from the Constituent Assembly. However, two-line struggle seems to be sharp on the content of the constitution.

It is principally the class not a party, we are confronting with, in the Constituent Assembly. However, the ideological and political line of a party represents the interest of a certain class. In this sense, we have to struggle with the parties too. The Nepali Congress, a section of UML and some parties from Madhesh represent the interest of comprador and bureaucratic bourgeoisie and feudalism in Nepal. So we have sharp contention with them in the Constituent Assembly.

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Canada pulls out from Kyoto protocol PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 12:38

Canada signed Kyoto in the late 1990s, but neither the current Conservative government nor their Liberal predecessors met targets. New Democrat environment critic Megan Leslie said there are no penalties under Kyoto, and pulling out saves the Tories from having to report that Canada is falling short of its Kyoto targets. “It’s like we’re the kid in school who knows they’re gonna fail the class, so we have to drop it before that actually happens,” Leslie said.

“The Harper government has imposed a death sentence on many of the world’s most vulnerable populations by pulling out of Kyoto,” Mike Hudema of Greenpeace Canada said in a statement. “The decision to leave Kyoto behind destabilizes the promise of action on the climate crisis. This is a further signal that the Harper government is more concerned about protecting polluters than people.”

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US to control Iraq oil always PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 12:23

Despite the US’s declared withdrawal of its military personnel and contractors out of Iraq, Washington has prepared to control the country’s rich oil reserves in any case, shared Ranjit Singh Kalha, former India’s ambassador to Iraq in the 1990s.

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