images from Hindustan times
It is now believed that the Anti-naxal force has deliberately murdered Rame Gowda, Kaveri, and Subrahmanya who were residents of the house, where alleged naxalites had taken shelter to send a clear message to the people that those who will dare to break down their chains and refuse to be slaves to the ruling class tyrants will find their bodies filled with bullets !
The locals here said that, the persons who died in the encounter were not Naxals, but they were locals. The locasl are furious regarding the inhuman act by anti-Naxal squad and Police personnel. They vented their anger by burning a police vehicle stationed there.
During the encounter a cow also became the victim and a house near the vicinity was badly damaged the sources said
Kalkulli Vittal Hegade, the progressive thinker of the town, has condemned this encounter and expressed his dissatisfaction and shock over the killing of innocent locals. He said that, innocent people who reside within the jurisdiction of Kudremukh National Park have been killed mistaking them being Naxals. The incident was tragic as it claimed the lives of guiltless poor people. he opined
Khakhi Rakshashas exhibiting their natural behaviour
One Khaki Rakshas kicks the old adivasi in his face while another pulls his
hair , the other two Rakshashas watch with amusement,
while the old man breaks down into tears.
This type of behaviour can been seen all over Chhattisgarh and
more so in Bastar where msotly non-adivasi police personnel rape,
murder and loot the adivasi’s at will. Most adivasi’s
are considered sub-humans by caste hindus who now rule Chhattisgarh.
Chhattishgarh – While adivasis kill adivasis , criminal corporations and the bania merchant class thinks they can laugh all the way to the bank.. Will they ?
Chhattisgarh in Pictures.
A government hospital in Chhattisgarh.This has been the state of affairs for the last
60 years of sham independence that Chhattisgarh has suffered under.People prefer to risk death at the hands of some witch doctor and his primitive medicine for the government hospitals
mean sure death with their lack of competent doctors and high levels of infection.
A school in bilaspur,chhattisgarh .This is the state of affairs in most parts of Chhattishgarh.
33 % of the kids you see in this picture will die before they reach adulthood from malnutrition and easily preventable diseases. 33% will end up as Maoists or Maoist sympathisers.22% will be forced to join an anti-maoist campaign.11% will become beggars in their own land.
These men who have been recruited to Salwa Judum to serve as shields for the brave
armed forces and cannon fodder think fighting maoists is like how Dhoni hits sixes.What they don’t understand is that they are condeming their entire tribe and clan to total destruction by waging war against the last hope of the adivasi’s.They will most likely end up like the Salwa Judum activist below.
It is important to quote General Secretary of the CPI(Maoist) on young soldiers
As regards training minors under 18 years in the use of arms, we wish to make it clear that our policy and the PLGA constitution stipulate that no one should be taken into the army without attaining 16 years of age. And this age limit is strictly followed while recruiting. In the specific conditions prevailing in the war zone children attain mental and political maturity by the time they complete 16 because they are directly or indirectly involved in the revolutionary activity from their very childhood. They receive basic education and political training early in their lives and have organisational experience as members of balala sangham (children’s associations).
But now the enemy has changed the entire situation in this region by pursuing a policy of “kill all, burn all, destroy all” not sparing even children and old people who are forced to flee the villages and stay in forests and have to arm themselves for their self-defence. When the enemy is erasing every norm of international law, the oppressed people have the full right to arm themselves and fight.
Making a fuss over age makes no meaning in a situation where the enemies of the people are targeting children too without any mercy. If the boys and girls do not do resist with arms they will be eliminated completely. The intellectuals of the civil society should understand this most inhumane and cruel situation created by the enemy and take the side of the people instead of pushing them more into defensive by raising all sorts of idealistic objections.
-Ganapathi(Geneneral Secretary of CPI(Maoist) in leter to ICI )
The child of a police officer killed in action(do not know whether it was with Naxalites) is
given a ceremonial role in a police station .When they think he has come of age he will have the option to fill his fathers shoes.Looks like Cannon fodder is being cultivated across generations.
Vultures of Chhattisgarh
These three vultures TATA,Essar And De Beers hope to
exploit the wealth of the Adivasi’s. These adivasi’s are
multi billionaires on paper.The land that their ancestors have
lived on for centuries are rich in mineral ores and diamonds
and are worth 100’s of billions of dollars yet they continue
to live in poverty and are being made into slaves in their
own land by criminal corporations who now wish to
The Maoists today represent the last stand of the adivasi
masses , their inspiring resistance against the loot by
criminal corporations and bania cartels will truly go down
in the People’s history of India as one of most
important struggles of our times.
A turning point it shall be….
In the absence of the Maoists.. the adivasi’s by now would be
all set to join the Red Indians of North America….
but there is still hope that the Maoists will lead the people of
Chhattisgarh to ultimate victory and overthrow their
tyrannical rulers and free them from the inhuman economic
system and barbarian social order.
And hope dies last…
Only after every single one of us is dead…
Neil recently visited Nepal and was there at the rally of the CPN(Maoist) held on the 8th of March at Pokhara.
Below is his post on the topic
When I told my classes I was taking a day off to go to Prachanda’s speech on March 8th. They asked “Why? You can’t understand what he says.” I didn’t really have an answer, other than it would be pretty silly to call myself a Maoist expert and not go. Needless to say, I now feel justified in attending. Much has been made about some of Prachanda’s controversial statements, but I haven’t seen much else covered. For those who want to know what actually happens at these events, the following is my account of the day.
Some Pictures from the event.
All the below pictures and resolutions of the CPI(Maoist)are courtesy of http://resistanceindia.blogspot.com/
An assorted collection of pictures taken from the Internet.
This single photograph of argentinian born cuban revolutionary Che Guevara stands out as one of the most powerful photographs of the last century.
The emotions that this man continues to evoke even today
among ordinary people are so strong that I find it hard to
believe he has been dead for decades.
You might have seen this image on T-Shirts,books…
Alberto Korda was the photographer who took the picture of Che
Guevara that became an icon of left-wing revolutionaries
and students worldwide.
Che Guevara stepped onto the podium and scanned the crowd.
Korda snapped two quick shots, including the legendary
one of the revolutionary with his beret, gazing like a
prophet into the distance.
Above is a picture of Felix Rodriguez(The man on the left ) with a captured Che Guevara. Felix was a CIA trained operative who supervised the capture and exectution of Che Guevara.Rodriguez is know to show Guevara’s Rolex watch which he took as a sovenir.
To watch the video Commandant Che Guevara
For complete informaion about che guevara
I used to read this magazine when I was a kid.
I am disheartened to read that Walt Disney is now all set to acquire it.
Walt Disney all set to buy out Chandamama
Western propoganda will now to be directly beamed into the minds
of young children.
MUMBAI: Walt Disney, the iconic American brand synonymous with kids and fun across the world, is in talks to buy out Chandamama, the well-established household magazine that kids and adults love equally.
The sale is a bid to modernise the magazine that was launched in 1947. Disney’s move, if it succeeds, could see it controlling a publication that is deeply entrenched in the minds of the traditional Indian middle-class household. It developed content and a message based on Indian culture and ethos. Before the advent of satellite TV, internet and the spread of Bollywood, Chandamama was a popular reading material for the entire household. Even today, it sells over 200,000 copies in over 12 languages.
The size of the deal is expected to be under Rs 20 crore, the sources added. Though the value is not very high, the importance of the deal lies in Chandamama’s unique brand recall and popularity even in the age of satellite TV and internet. Mr Vinod Sethi, former Morgan Stanley MD, and the family of filmmaker B Nagi Reddy own more than 60% in Chandamama India, the publishing house of the magazine.
The remaining stake is owned by some major corporates, including the Tata and Dabur group. Mr Viswanatha Reddy is the editor, publisher and managing director of Chandamama India.
Mr Sethi declined to comment on the issue. However, sources close to the development said apart from Walt Disney, the promoters are also talking to a prominent NRI business group that has major plans for the Indian entertainment industry. Mr K Seshasayee, spokesperson for Walt Disney India, denied the development saying, “It’s speculation.”
If successful, the move to sell controlling stake in Chandamama could be one of the most high-profile developments in Indian media, after the government allowed 100% FDI in speciality magazines, a category under which Chandamama is currently slotted.
Continuation of Photojournalist usha titikshu journey to a PLA camp in Ramdhuni, Makwanpur District,(Nepal) with these photos.
The previous photos from this series can be found here
Women hold up half the sky in the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army
Pictures from last years Martyr’s week
Images courtsey – The Hindu
Photojournalist usha titikshu recently returned from a journey to a PLA camp in Ramdhuni, Makwanpur District,(Nepal) with these photos. Media coverage on the Maoists during ceasefire is thin and this photo-report is to augment the meagre corpus of the output of the Free Press. Ed.
Gaddar, the revolutionary singer, addressing the members of the Citizens’ Initiative for Peace and Other Activities, who are staging a protest against the cremation of the body of Saketh Rajan by the police, in Bangalore on February 9, 2005.
Gadar singing a song in tribute to Comrade Saketh Rajan
We remember Comrade Saketh Rajan thus we make him Immortal
How Comrade Saketh Rajan was killed in Treachery
Male Chauvanist Lt Gen S Pattabhiraman of the Indian Army had this to say
” The military can do without women.The comfort levels with lady officers are low and that the Indian army can do without them. “
This clearly shows that the Indian army is stuck in time warp .
The sad state of affairs in the Indian army is mainly because of corrupt senior officers and corrupt ministers who are ready to sell out the Indian Armed Forces
at every single oppurtunity.
Wake Up Mr Pattabhiraman !
and see the red revolt spreading throughout south asia under the guidance,leadership and inspiration of revolutionary women.
The Indian army today is totally demoralised.
They are made to pay the price for the errors of our parliamentary
terrorists, in Kashmir and the northeast every single day.
Hundreds of our jawans commit suicide every year because of job related
causes(If you ask the army they will tell you its a normal rate ! )
In the end it is our brave jawans who have to dance to the whims and fancies of the terrorists who inhabit our parliament and are forced to lay down their lives to maintain the dangerous status quo’s prevalent in many parts of India.Along with this they are also expected to protect the privilages of our ruling classes with their lives.
Our lady officers are being driven to suicide.
Lady Officer commits suicide in J&K(suspected suicide but I think it could be murder)
And our honest upright officers are murdered in cold blood at the orders of their corrupt superiors
I call upon the brave women and jawans in the Indian Army who
seek to serve the nation and the people to join the
People’s Liberation Guerilla Army where women hold up half the Sky
Join the rising red tide !
Revolt against the corrupt unjust order in the Indian Armed Forces.
This is no empty boast women cadre form almost 40 %
of the overall naxalite warriors in India and in some places even cross 50 %.
Women hold up half the sky in the
People’s Liberation Guerilla Army of Nepal and India
A photo essay
It will be the greatest honour of my life
to serve the people in the company of such talented and dedicated women.
You fill our hearts with pride and joy and we shall always
look towards you for inspiration.
LAL SALAAM !
A must watch for the novice reader who has no idea about what is happening in Nepal.
Also it is one of the least biased reports that I have come across in recent times. Pay special attention to the section on fierce warrior women.
This picture is taken from the Rally of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) against the Nepali monarchy in Kathmandu, last month.
Photo courtesy – Red Diary
I don’t think it will be farfetched to imagine a similiar rally could be held by
Indian revolutionaries on the Ram Lila Grounds in New Delhi by 2010.
Comrades Delhi Chalo !