Archive for August, 2006

Public Meeting against Salwa Judum in Bangalore

August 31, 2006

I would like to invite everyone living in and around BANGALORE
to a Public Meeting against Salwa Judum.
Try and make it to this meeting.
I think I will be there.

A Public meeting Against Salwa Judum

Date: 2 September, 2006,

Timing : 4.30 PM

Venue: Aniketana, ( Basava Bhavan, old CET cell office)

Beside Kurubar Hostel, Gandhinagar, Bangalore

Programme

A Documentary about the Atrocities of Salwa Judum,

Cultural Program By Aadivaasis from Chatisgarh,

‘Salwa Judum’ Why & How – Dr. Darshan Pal,

Raaj Kumar, Aadivaasi Natya Manch, Chatisgarh,

Speakers from Karnataka,

Prof. Hasan Mansur, President PUCL,

Ms Gauri Lankesh,

Mr. Indudar Honnapur,

Mr. Sanatkumar Belagali,

Mr. Chukki Nandundaswamy ( President Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha),

Presided by Prof.Babaiah

There will be no posts for the next three days.

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September 2, 2006,International Day of Solidarity with the People’s Struggle in Nepal

August 31, 2006

September 2, 2006
International Day of Solidarity with the People’s Struggle in Nepal

SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S STRUGGLE: HANDS OFF NEPAL!

### Britain-LONDON—>Date: Saturday, 2nd September 2006 Time: 2P.M. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1 (Close to Holborn Tube Station)

#### Germany-FRANKFURT/M.—>Date: Sonday, 3nd September 2006 Time: 2P.M. Venue: Haus der Jugend, Sachsenhausen-Frankfurt,

####Belgium-LUEVEN(Near Brüssel).—>Date: Sonday, 2nd September 2006 Time: 2 p.m Venue: Ons Huis Goudsbloemstraat 27, Leuven## NPPF-B: 0484/18 13 21 – Gurung Ram Bahadur, gurungrb@hotmail.com## NINCF-B: 0497/04 68 28 – Gurung Gam Bahadur gamgurungba@yahoo.com

##WPRM-Belgium:0484781882- Subedi Chitra wprm_belgium@yahoo.com ## OSLO-Norwegen Demonstration 2nd september in front US Embassy

### BERLIN:A rally in Berlin in front of the US embassy on Sept. 2nd at 2pm, and evening program(more info: wprmberlin@yahoo.de)

SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S STRUGGLE: HANDS OFF NEPAL!

1st.September 2006

###ITALY-PALERMO, MASS MEETING 1st.September 2006,
Contact:WPRM-ITALY, Via Maione da Bari, 49/A, 90100 Palermo, Italy; wprm_ita@yahoo.it

2nd September 2006

###Britain-LONDON Date: Saturday, 2nd September 2006 Time: 2P.M.
Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1 (Close to Holborn Tube Station)
Contact: wprm_britain@yahoo.co.uk

###BERLIN:A rally in Berlin in front of the US embassy on Sept. 2nd at 2pm,
and evening program (more info: wprmberlin@yahoo.de )

####Belgium-LUEVEN ,Date: Saturday, 2nd September 2006 Time: 2 p.m
Venue: Ons Huis Goudsbloemstraat 27, Leuven Org. by Stop USA & NPPF-B & WPRM-Belgium:0484781882- Subedi Chitra wprm_belgium@yahoo.com

###OSLO-Norwegen Demonstration 2nd september in front US-Embassy ; Org. by South Asia Solidarty Group- Norway

SWITZERLAND-ZURICH; 2nd September 2006; Hohlstrasse 500,8048 Zürich-ZKD Dernegi Lokali 5 pm

PARIS, ATHEN, Coming Soon…

3rd September 2006

####GERMANY-FRANKFURT/M.—>Date: Sunday, 3nd September 2006 Time: 2P.M.
Venue: Haus der Jugend, Sachsenhausen-Frankfurt,

Slick Naxalites slip out of the hands of clumsy demoralised Anti-Naxal Force

August 31, 2006

Slick Naxalites slip out of the hands of clumsy demoralised Anti-Naxal Force

A group of 8-10 Naxalites who had resided at a house at Kadegundi near Shringeri managed to escape by a whisker from Anti-Naxal Force (ANF) during the combing operations on Tuesday August 29 morning.

The ANF and Shringeri police staff had gone for a combing operation at Kadegundi on Monday August 28 night. Kadegundi which is near Bukyadi Bail near Nemmar is surrounded by woods and rivulets. Police had reached the place by walking more than 13 kilometres via Yedagunda and Mundodi.

Having received a sure tip-off that Naxals were residing in a hide-out, the ANF and police team had managed to reach the spot by crawling their way. It was after 8 am on Tuesday morning that the police spotted a sentry keeping vigil at Kadegundi. He was busy reading newspaper of Sunday. Since the place is surrounded by rivulets and a small water fall, sentry could not hear the sound of the police surrounding him from all corners. The only difficulty that was faced by the police that they had climb up a hillock.

It was when the police were just 7-8 feet away from him that he saw the them. He immediately signaled the coming of the police and warned his associates. He also passed a message to the next sentry and fled the place. Another person who was on a tree, also managed to escape. Though police carried out extensive search operations in that area, the Naxalites who have thorough knowledge of the forests, managed to escape.

The police found Sunday’s newspaper, a pair of footwear, a biscuit pack and a chocolate pack on the spot. The 10 inch Bata footwear is similar to the one police seized from Mallika, a Naxalites who had been arrested some time ago.

The police are still carrying out search operations in the area.

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Police Blog wins award

August 31, 2006

Mangalore Aug 24: The Dakshina Kannada District Police Blog has been chosen for the egov Award for Innovation, 2006 by the egov magazine, which is the only monthly print publication on trends and practices in e-Government.

The award was presented on 23 Aug 2006, during the international conference on e-Governance being held at Delhi.

SPDK Mr.B.Dayananda received the award on behalf of the district police which was handed over by Mr. Manishankar Aiyer Hon’ble Minister for Panchayat Raj and Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. The conference has been co-organized by the Department of Information Technology GOI and UNDP.

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I wept twice amidst the cry of corruption

August 28, 2006

I reproduce a fine post by Amit at Struggleforsurvival


I wept twice amidst the cry of corruption

I’m revealing some of my experiences for those middle class people who think that they are struggling very hard in the life despite their good education, food and health – well, if not good then much better than millions of people – and blame the corruption as the biggest demon for their ‘appalling’ condition; weed out the corruption and we’ll get the most perfect world.

It was my last day at an institute in Kanpur where I was working for a non-productive job for the past ten months; most of the educated middle class people do non-productive job and I was not an exception. Some of them also do productive jobs by selling their freedom; had they done it for the general masses then it would’ve been a little bit bearable but they do it for a very few at the top. By the way, it was a research job on ‘Study of flow over a half-cylinder’. During all my stay at Kanpur, I was dependent upon a productive worker for washing my clothes who used to take care of all my dirty belongings twice a week.

We have a name for this type of worker – Dhobi, we usually consider him as a representative of people belonging to a menial class, as if he has not any personal quality except a group quality called washing. He was an old man in his seventies accompanied by his old wife. Both used to wash and press mine as well as others’ soiled dirty clothes. Day before my departure, he came to my room unaware of the fact that tomorrow would be my last day.

As usual he asked me whether I’d any cloth, I instantly replied – “Here, my job is over now and I will be leaving tomorrow.” No sooner did I speak these words than his eyes started to say something, probably he had guessed that, but he didn’t express those speaking eyes in words. Since I was busy in packing I didn’t notice them exactly. We exchanged some departing words and then he moved out of the room very slowly. Then the very next day he came again to my room and now I was able to feel that he wanted to say something.

We started the interaction together and suddenly he said, “Since I’m old now and nobody likes very much giving his/her clothes to me, you were giving me the clothes all these bad times and now you’ll leave, but we are going to face real financial trouble after your leaving.” Hearing these words, I started to think that I pay only 100 Rs p.m. to this man, get his very productive labor so cheaply because market decides the rate and it was not me but he was obliged, why, because I was a source of job for him. No, there is more than job; people in Bihar, where I belong to, call their employer ‘maalik’ – the owner.

And here also the difference between mine and his socio-political-economic status was making him obliged. I started to weep but tried very hard so that he can’t see me. People could label this act as sentimental and shrug their shoulders off because they might have experienced it several times, but could they answer why he was so dependent upon middle/upper class people like me? Could they explain why his job is considered menial? Could they convey to me how corruption comes into this incident? Probably society and hence everybody is corrupt and corruption is human nature – this would be their answer. It means that only possible alternative to eliminate corruption is eliminating the human race!!!

It was my first day at Gaya, my home town, after the departure from Kanpur. Unfortunately I had my foot broken, a plaster was cast on that innocent foot, which was hurt because of my mind and the technology called motorbike, and you can’t rely upon these two at extremely bad times like accident, though it was minor. So I wasn’t walking since the last 5 days. Fortunately, it gave me enough time to think and finish some books, which I realized later. My father and friends came to the station to receive me.

They hired a wheelchair for me at the cost of Rs 50. This amount of money is nearly 5 times the consumption made per day by nearly 400 million people of India. When I came out of the station, I was still on that wheelchair. Suddenly my father got some little work to do at the station and he left me, my friends were busy in handling my luggage and here I found myself alone. Sitting on the chair I started to wait for them. I tried to move my eyes around, and I saw that a person with both legs cut off was sitting over the back of his friend, might be relative.

When he came near by and saw the wheelchair upon which I was sitting, he said in a desperate voice to his friend pointing towards me, “I was telling you that I needed exactly this type of chair. Look, how he can move by himself. Probably, by the end of Aghana (a Hindi calendar month, 2 months were still remaining for the end of Aghana) I’ll be able to buy this chair.” Injustice! I almost cried out. He is going to wait for almost 3 months more, probably he is doing the usual waiting job for years. I do nothing but I’ve been able to hire this, a few are capable of hiring the whole railway station, but here who actually needs it, has only the right to dream, sometimes this right is also snatched away.

This time I also tried hard not to bring water into my eyes. He was not telling only his story but a millions and millions of people share similar stories. Needful they are, but who is going to listen them? Charity workers, NGOs, state or corporates- those who exploit a lot by their respectful job in the society and then wash their sins or put themselves one step higher in their self-defined spiritual domain or become satisfied and happy for a good night sleep or oblige the voters sometimes by fulfilling their promises or distribute the wheelchairs as a part of health-beneficial scheme of the company if the workers cut off their legs while working with some machines for more than 10 hours.

Yet their conduct has not been able to solve these problems for ever, yet we find people struggling for better health facilities. Probably everything is in order, one has to just tight the corruption prevention thread and then we are going to get happiness everywhere! Probably create more wealth and see the dying dream to get it grabbed by/distributed to the needful, whereas all the tools for creating the wealth i.e. land, labor and capital (science/technology) is controlled by very few in this highly hierarchal system.

It was my 3rd day of stay at Gaya, my home-town incapable of solving many contradictions because of this present but historical order. In my neighbourhood stays a farmer, advocate and going-to-be teacher. He is well respected in the society but he also has many problems like he is a single man in the family and therefore he has very little time to control and prosper all his properties.

The main problem comes when he has to go somewhere out of the town to look after his other works – historically he owns good cows and buffaloes but who is going to feed them or milk them when he is out of station? Anybody at this stage needs a domestic helper, incidentally he is known as ‘naukar'(in English – Slave, a domestic slave) here, which is widely used in reference; one doesn’t call him by his name but by a distorted name.

He himself doesn’t remember his actual name and if he has got over with his youth then he won’t pay any attention when you’ll call him by his real name. And by caste if he comes out to be a ‘Yadava’, then euphemestically with some respect you can call him ‘mahto’.

For those who would like to know what govt. defined caste he belongs to, then OBC is the correct answer. Well, coming back to the incident, I was watching the dusk that time when I heard the noise of some children. It was ‘mahto’ who was the center of attraction and kids and women were making fun of him. Basically ‘mahto’ was unmarried despite crossing the age of almost 40. And now like some of his previous days, he had fasted for the whole day praying for his marriage and after breaking the fast he was distributing ‘prasad’ (sweets) to the people.

He was still in the hope that some girl would come for him despite the fact that he has no property except his labor, no social status except his caste, no relatives (all have ditched them in his childhood and took away whatever he had) except his too many ‘maaliks’ and ‘malkinis’ (Yes, every higher caste person in the mohalla was either his ‘maalik’ or ‘malkini’), no youth except his romantic feelings. Well, I also prayed apart from my complete disbelief in God and I knew that many others were praying too irrespective of their fun.

He is living in this world with a single hope of his marriage and we all know that his long dream is going to be shattered. One day he’ll realize this and then what hope he would strive for? Isn’t the private property responsible for this? He could’ve fulfilled his dream had he shown the society a glimpse of his private property. How criminal can the private property become, we can get a feel only if we become devoid of it or interact with such people. Sans private property the life is like a hot bed full of thorns, all our standings depend upon this thing and people are seen lower to this in the present society.

Has corruption come into the picture in this so visible but at the same time invisible exploitation, as if its natural? Isn’t private property a bigger demon than the corruption? Why is it so invisible then? No, it will be the only thing one sees when one becomes aware of the human history, its struggles and contradictions.

Where does corruption actually lie? Why do we see it only in those situations where educated middle class people work, beauraucrats handle the government offices, politicians and corporates serve each other interests? Because it is our quality, the middle class quality. We don’t see the corruption when a mechanic fixes our cars/bicycles, a carpenter makes a chair for us, a farmer grows the grains and vegetables, a hair-cutter cuts our hair and makes it stylish. We don’t see it in the situations where life is really moving on, we don’t see among those who are really driving the whole economy but we see it where life is rotten, where one person is sucking the blood out of the other person.

I’m sure that we can find many more real incidents testifying the sign of the antagonisms between rich and poor as a class, as a group. It is there the root of our problem lies. Much better article has already been written over this subject, and here also the ideas are not mine, only the experiences I can claim that I share it with few people. You might not agree upon many realities which I’ve tried to cover here, but after disagreeing please tell me why there is such a wide status gap between a rich and a poor ?


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We are Naxalites- We don’t die We Multiply !

August 28, 2006

To use a phrase from Blackmanwithalibrary
We are Naxalites – We don’t die- We Multiply !

I would like to use this occasion to introduce other pro-naxal bloggers
in blogosphere.

But before that let me define who a Pro-Naxal Blogger is

Pro-Naxal Blogger(PNB):

A pro-naxal blogger is essentially a blogger who views the Naxalite
movement favorably even though he may not agree with everything
that the Naxalites do.He may not be actively involved in the
movement but does not rule out active participation when the
circumstances are more favorable or the movement undergoes
a favorable transition.He usually has a small group of
like minded friends who are sympathizers to the cause and has no
contact whatsoever with the Armed Naxalite Squads(dalam’s,dasta’s).

This defination may be subject to revision in the near future.

Now I would like to introduce you all to some fine pro-naxal bloggers.

The Red Blood – http://struggleforsurvival.blogspot.com/

Naxalnest – http://naxalnext.blogspot.com/

Ajad Hind – http://ajadhind.blogspot.com/

Naxals in India – http://naxals.blogspot.com/

Cuckoo’s Call – http://cuckooscall.blogspot.com/

And last but not the least

Peoplesmarch – http://peoplesmarch.wordpress.com/
which is maintained by Peoplesmarch

If you have a point to make or discuss about the CPI(Maoist)
then the peoplesmarch blog is the place to do it.

There are several international pro-maoist bloggers on my newly
added blogroll do check them out also.

If you enjoyed this blog,then I am sure you will enjoy these fine blogs
too.Do read them ,encourage them and share your views,opinions with
these fine people.

Let a thousand blogs bloom !

Annoucement !

As you can see there have been some changes in the design of Naxal Revolution.
http://naxalrevolution.blogspot.com/

We have added a guest book.
Please sign the guestbook —> Here

Comments have now been disabled
This is mainly because I am unable to reply satisfactorily all the
comments that are posted and many a time I miss them because
of the large number of posts.

Hence in future if you have a point to discuss or want to point out
a mistake pleas use the suggestions and feedback form.

That way you can be assured of a reponse from our side.

You can now use this form to contact us with your
queries,tips,suggestions. Here

I encourage you all to actively use this form

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Thank you

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Nepal : Changes in society are chiefly due to the development of Internal contradictions

August 27, 2006

Got this in my email today from peoplesmarch
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From P.Govindan Kutty, Editor of People’s March
Website – Peoplesmarch

NEPAL: CHANGES IN SOCIETY ARE CHIEFLY DUE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNAL CONTRADICTIONS

(Comment on January 1996 document and June 2003 Document)

What caused the development of society? Internal contradictions.

Chairman Mao Zedong has said that,
“Changes in society are due chiefly to the development of the internal contradictions in society, that is the contradictions between the productive forces and the relations of production, the contradiction between classes and the contradictions between the old and the new; it is the development of these contradictions that pushes society forward and gives the impetus for the supersession of the old society by the new.” Note 1

This analysis of society is Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, it is universally true for every country, for Germany as well as Nepal.

As regards Germany, it is an imperialist country, the third most powerful in the world and the most powerful in Europe. The development of German society has been, is, and will be, due to the development of its internal contradictions in the main and not to anything else.

In Nepalese society, the development of this society during the last seven to ten years has also been due to the development of the internal contradictions and this development has been very rapid. Why has it been very rapid?

This is due to the correct leadership of the CPN(M), the waging of People’s War, and the formation of the united front in Nepal during the past seven years from 1966 to 2003. The objective conditions for People’s War existed and with the subjective reaction on these objective conditions, the revolution made rapid progress.

This is due to the correct ideological and political line in launching People’s War and not indulging in any monarchical parliamentarianism. The CPN(M) has also implemented a correct military line in establishing base areas and surrounding the cities from the countryside and seizing political power by armed force. What kind of ideological line and political line is this? It is the ideological and political line of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. It is the military line of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

As early as January 1996, Chairman Prachanda in his “War Policy of Nepalese New Democratic Revolution in the Context of Historical Development” wrote clearly and firmly, ” It is necessary on the part of the people to use force to accomplish New Democratic Revolution by destroying the existing semi-feudal and semi-colonial state system to liberate from acute problems of economic subjection, cultural perversion and political stagnation the Nepalese society is facing. In the present situation our Party has firm belief that a new system can be established only by applying the method of protracted People’s War according to the objective situation of Nepal and that under the leadership of the Communist Party based on the strategy of encircling cities from countryside.”

He further concluded, “We have Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, the invincible ideological weapon that the international proletarian class has developed as a highest synthesis of knowledge of the human being. We have a universal proletarian military theory of People’s War which being developed amidst intense storms of class struggles have proved the best. Our Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Party is the one which has developed amidst long and intense ideological struggle against different forms of opportunist and mainly right revisionism seen in the Nepalese communist movement.

“Apart from this, what can we say from the experience of the
history is that the tactics of encircling the cities from the countryside
goes well not only with the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist theory of
protracted People’s War but also with the historical development
process of Nepal. There can be no talk of a new type of Party and a
new society in the countries like ours without the protraccted process
of People’ War.

The experience of class struggle has elucidated the
fact that the People’s War does not have any alternative in today’s
world. Shattering the opportunist illusions that deceive people by
saying that the mass movement and parliamentary struggle is
principal, now it has become a historical necessity to enter into the
course of People’ War.

People are the creators of history. To provide
leadership to the Nepalese people that (who) have a glorious
history of heroism is the duty of the communists today” Note 2

From a position of having not even one soldier, guided by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism the CPN(M) through the courageous pursuit of People’s War and struggle on many fronts under the aegis of People’s War, is now having a People’s Liberation army of tens of thousands (thirty thousand) and a militia of much more, and a liberated area of eighty percent of the country, that is the greater part of Nepal, other than some of the big cities and towns, in trust for the people of NepaL.

The United Front of the party has been very closely and widely knit, encompassing even some of the servers of the monarchical regime, (while the main leaders of the parliamentary parties retain their reactionary class character). This is a shining example of the efficacy of Marxist-Leninist-Maoist social science. This is the greatest victory so far in the history of the Nepalese people and a great contribution to the proletarian world revolution regardless of what may happen next.

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is universally true and invincible against all odds. The New Democratic Revolution is the common path that will be traversed by all semi-colonial and semi-feudal countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America however much the reactionaries may try to hold back the wheel of history, the New Democratic Revolution will break out and will inevitably triumph!

What about external causes affecting the development of internal contradictions?

Materialist dialectics “holds that external causes are the condition of change and internal causes are the basis of change and that external causes become operative through internal causes. In a suitable temperature an egg changes into a chicken, but no temperature can change a stone into a chicken because each has a different basis. There is constant interaction between the people of different countries. In the era of capitalism and, especially in the era of imperialism and proletarian revolution, the interaction and mutual impact of different countries in the political, economic and cultural spheres are extremely great. The October Revolution ushered in a new epoch in world history as well as in Russian history. It exerted influence on the internal changes in other countries in the world and similarly and in a profound way, on internal changes in China. These changes were effected through the inner laws of development of these countries, China included. ” Note 3.

The external causes do affect the development of the internal contradictions. But the effect is not decisive or determinative as the development of the internal contradictions. These external factors affect; but not as internal contradictions; and only through internal factors do external factors affect the development of internal contradictions.

For instance in Germany, the internal principle contradiction is between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat of Germany. It is the development of the class contradiction between the two classes that pushes German society forward and gives the impetus for the supersession of the old German society — the imperialist-capitalist society, by the new socialist society.

External influence may affect the development of the internal

contradictions but these will play only a minor and secondary role.

For instance, when the German proletariat with its class allies

rise in insurrection against the German imperialists, whatever

external help that the U S may give to their class allies in Germany

cannot and would not be the decisive factor in the determination of

the struggle between the German imperialists and the German

proletariat.

Of course, the U S imperialists may intervene directly, send its

own soldiers into Germany and take over the fight from the German imperialists, for them and with them, when the fight is going badly for he German imperialists. Then the U S imperialists become the invaders and their contradiction with the people of Germany become the principal contradiction and the fight will be between all the people of Germany against the U S invaders!

As it is in Nepal, up to the 2003, the U S imperialists have sent military advisors and military and economic aid to the reactionaries in Nepal. The Indian expansionists have also aided the reactionaries in Nepal. But so far these aid and assistance has been externally given to the reactionaries.

All the roar of the U S imperialist tigers and all the manteras of the Indian expansionists wishing Maoism’s death and CPN(M)’s failure and all their personnel and material aid have not stopped the People’s War in Nepal. In fact People’s War in Nepal has grown and is growing. The progress of history go against their intentions, no matter what they do. Their aid and assistance have caused difficulties to the people, but these difficulties are difficulties on the road of progress.

Is it not evident the that thus far, up to 2003 it is the development of the internal contradictions, the fight led by the CPN(M) that has produced the revolutionary situation in Nepal despite the aid and assistance given by the U S Imperialists and the Indian expansionists to the reactionaries? Can there be any doubt that the further development of the internal contradictions will lead the Nepalese people through to the stage of strategic offensive in the People’s War and to final victory in the New Democratic Revolution?

A document entitled Present Situation and Our Historic Task, adopted by the Central Committee of the CPN(M) in June 2003 has the following basis for its thinking. We quote: “Today the great Nepalese People’s War (PW) is in a specific stage of strategic equilibrium and in preparation for strategic offensive. Theoretically, this stage is very complex and sensitive by itself. In imperialist era, whenever any country’s people’s revolution advances up to this stage of development then it becomes obvious that it starts clashing with world imperialism” Note 5

On what ideology is this thinking based?

We wish to say that objectively, the Initiation of the People’s War in Nepal in 1996 (February 13) must have shocked the reactionaries and their retained masters, the imperialists and the expansionists to the marrow of their bones! Similarly, in imperialist era and proletarian revolutionary era, the Naxalbari Uprising jumbled the innards of the Indian reactionary classes. Likewise when the flag of Uprising was raised over Chingkangshan, the Guomindang was dumb struck! The initiations were the start of the end of the paradise of the reactionaries on earth! How can they fail to feel first shock and then anger.

Thus the clash with the internal enemies is also at the same time with their retained masters. It begins from the beginning to the end of the fight, that is, until final victory because the help given by the retained master to the reactionaries is hostile and antagonistic to the people. It does not begin only to matter only from the stage of strategic offensive to final victory.

Of course from the initiation, the fight to strategic equilibrium and also to strategic offensive and final victory is with the internal enemy (supported by their retained masters). The victory of the New Democratic Revolution in China is the principal case in point.

But the imperialists, especially, the U S imperialists and Indian expansionists may intervene directly in the on-going war in Nepal on the side of the reactionaries. This is possible. Why?

Imperialism, especially US imperialism is the enemy of the people of the world. It has led the imperialist powers of Europe in dismembering Yugoslavia and attacking and occupying Afghanistan and also invaded and occupied Iraq with its coalition of the willing. It threatens a number of countries of the world. It has military bases in many places of the world. To use a phrase from a country that has fought the U S and other imperialists to a standstill, it is an evil empire. Thus, it is possible that the U S imperialists may intervene in Nepal.

Why is it that U S imperialism will have the capacity to intervene?

Because it is the sole super power. Though it is still occupying Afghanistan and Iraq; and threatens many other countries, it will have the military might and men to intervene in Nepal.

On the question of whether or not the U S imperialists and the Indian expansionists will intervene, it is better to prepare for their intervention. On the question of whether they will intervene singly or jointly, it is better to prepare for their intervention jointly. On the question of whether or not that they will intervene on a small scale or a large scale, it is better to make provisions for them to intervene on a large scale. Timely and adequate preparation is the basis for carrying on the fight against the invaders without let up.

At the start of the intervention, the invaders will as a whole be tactically superior in arms and attack many parts of the country. But as they spread out their finger to grapple with the people’s war in the whole country, their forces would be gradually tied down and thinned out. The Nepalese people’s forces would be able to attack the U S imperialists’ or Indian expansionists’ weakest parts first and then go on to cut off their fingers one by one, or in other words to eat up the other stronger parts mouthful by mouthful. It is imperative that the effective people’s forces at the start of the invasion by the U S Imperialists and Indian expansionists be moved out harm’s way, out of their frontal attack and let the land of Nepal take the brunt of the attack. U S tomahawk missiles and the bombs and aerial and artillery attack look terrifying but would only create a number of holes in the mountains of Nepal! The hills and mountains of Sagarmartha fame can withstand the onslaught of U S imperialists’ weapons. The tens of millions of sons and daughters of Nepal who have fought the reactionaries of Nepal to strategic equilibrium can go on to overwhelm any invading force that the U S imperialists and/or Indian expansionists may send. In the final analysis, the people will be proven to be stronger than any invading force that the imperialists and expansionists may send for the following reasons:

a. Nepal is in the era of progress, of ascendancy, it is moving toward New Democracy and then Socialism for the people, It is a movement which cannot be stopped. While on the other hand, U S imperialism is in her dying days, like the sun setting in the west. It is old and decaying, moribund and beset with a thousand crises which cannot be overcome. This is also a movement which cannot be stopped,

b. The aid and assistance given by the U S imperialists and other imperialist powers and the aid and assistance given by the Indian expansionists to the reactionaries of Nepal are unjust and any invasion of the country by them either singly or jointly would be unjust and condemned by the world. On the other hand, the Nepalese people fighting for their freedom up to now is just and fighting against invasion would be doubly just. Fighting a just cause merit the help and assistance of the revolutionary people of the world including the revolutionary people of the U S. It is certain that the people and the Maoists of India in the various states of India would not stand by with folded arms while U S imperialists and/or Indian expansionists ravage the land and kill the people of Nepal.

c. The people Nepal have experience in carrying out the strategy and tactics in waging People’s War against the reactionaries, they will be able to apply the strategy and tactics of People’s War against the invaders.

d. Though the invaders at the start have a preponderance of weapons, fire power and men; as the war expanded over the whole country and they occupy cities and towns and have to garrison them, their men would be thinned out and tied down; and their weapons and fire power, used.

Through perseverance in the protracted war against the invaders, the tide would turn in favour of the people and against the invaders until they are driven out. The Korean War, 1950 to 1953, and the Vietnam War in the Sixties and Seventies are instances in point.

The U S would be fighting simultaneous wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Nepal and may be more. Can they really fight many wars all at the same time?

Chairman Mao has said, “In any contradiction the development of the contradictory aspects is uneven. Sometimes they seem to be in equilibrium, which is only temporary and relative while unevenness is basic. Of the two contradictory aspects, one must be principal and the other secondary. The principal aspect is the one playing the leading role in the contradiction. The nature of a thing is determined by the principal aspect of the contradiction, the aspect which has gained the dominant position.

“But this situation is not static; the principal and the non-principal aspects of a contradiction transform themselves into each other and the nature of a thing changes accordingly..” Note 3

In the contradiction between U S imperialists and the people of the world, because of its present strength, imperialism, especially U S Imperialism constitute the principal aspect of the contradiction and the people form the secondary aspect. The world is known by the principle aspect—an imperialist world; simultaneously the subsidiary aspect is the proletariat and people of the world — the era of proletarian revolution.

These aspects do not stay unchanged over time. Through struggle by the proletariat and the people of the world, the presently secondary aspect of the contradiction can and will transform itself into the principal aspect and the presently principal aspect will be transposed, to be relegated to the secondary aspect.

Through the struggle of the people of the semi-feudal and semi-colonial countries of the world and the proletariat of the imperialist countries, the day will dawn when the imperialists will be relegated to the secondary aspect to make its downward slide into oblivion.

At the moment, the U S imperialism call the shots and run riot all over the world. The CPN(M) in its Document “The Present Situation and Our Historical Task” state the following:

A “Because of the development of the era of imperialism and proletarian revolution, the favourable and unfavourable international situation will be playing a strategic role in determining the success of specific country’s democratic revolution.” Note 5

Is this ccorrect?

The Marxist-Leninist-Maoist basis of thinking is that favourable and unfavourable international situation can only playing an influencing role in the New Democratic Revolution of a country and the influence can only be through internal causes. However, the document states that these will play a strategic role. It implies that no matter how well you fight in a semi-feudal and semi feudal country you are bound not to win in that country. So why fight? This is even so when the people of Nepal have won over 80% of the country? It this not telling the people not to fight any more.? Is there an iota of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism in this? It is pure capitulationism.

B “On top of it the development of science and technology in the 21st century has qualitatively enhanced the international situation in determining the success of the revolution of any country.”

The development of science and technology is an enhancement in the development of material production. It intensifies the class struggle between the producers and the appropriators of the product of labour and brings the day nearer when the appropriators will be done away with. There have been improvements in science and technology throughout the centuries, not only the 21st century. It would be ludicrous just to mention only the 21st century. The reactionaries make use of the development in science and technology to make more powerful and destructive weapons against the people. That is true, But the revolutionary people who refused to be cowed and enslaved will give them tit for tat struggle.

The contradictions between the people and the reactionaries is a class struggle. The improvements in science and technology cannot do away with the nature of class struggle. Class struggle will go on in spite of the improvements in science and technology. The outcome, victory in the New Democratic Revolution will still be decided by the internal class contradictions in each and every country in the semi-feudal and semi-colonial world. The international situation cannot be the determining factor in the success of the revolution in any country. Conversely, it is also true that a revolutionary international situation may not prevent a socialist country from being restored into capitalism as in the case of China in 1976.

There may be a case though in the future when many of the semi-feudal and semi-colonial countries have become New Democratic societies and some imperialist countries have become Socialist, that the overwhelming revolutionary strength of the people of the world swamp the might of the remaining reactionary countries and revolutions in these countries will be less arduous as it is now. But this is class struggle on a world scale and has got nothing to do with development of science and technology enhancing the international situation in determining the success of the revolution in a country. Is this an opportunity for giving an excuse for not going on with People’s War to achieve total victory. What logic is this?

C “In today’s conditions, any ups and downs in the revolution of in any country are related with the ups and downs that occur in the world situation. The development of revolution in the last seven years amply explains this reality” Is this correct?

The ups and downs in the revolution in any country are chiefly due to the development of the internal contradictions in that country. The international ups and downs will influence the development of the internal causes but are not determinative of them. Even though influenced by international causes, the revolution in a country has its own causes of development and may yet push society forward into New Democratic society even though internationally, overall, the world situation is not favourable to the revolution in that country. It is guidancce by this Marxist-Leninist-Maoist philosophy that the revolutionaries in each country carry on the struggle against the reactionaries and their retained masters in each country. Otherwise, following the line laid down in the document above, each one will be playing a waiting game. Let us wait until the international situation is favourable and then and only then go into action! Is this not tantamount to saying that Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is good, efficacious, invincible; But let us wait until to-morrow to adopt it? Is this not saying that People’s War is good; but only to-morrow? Is this not saying that strategic offensive is marvellous; but only to-morrow?

D “However, at present there is no revolutionary wave under the leadership of the proletariat”

Is this the talk of revolutionaries, and Maoist revolutionaries at that? Revolutionary wave under the leadership of the proletariat does not exist all at once for the taking. Neither does it drop from the skies. It has to be fostered, nurtured, created. It has to be created from many parts of the world, from a number of countries before the isolated ripples can form a wave. Is it not a requirement before the formation of a revolutionary wave that the revolutionaries of each country do their part?

Though in Germany, we are reminded of a poem by Robert Burns entitled “Bruce of Bannockburn”\;

“…

Lay the proud usurpers low,

Tyrants fall in every foe.

Liberty’s in every blow.

Let us do or die.”

With imperialism and U S imperialism especially, running riot all over the Middle East and the world, the day cannot be too far away when the people will rise in revolt. The revolutionary people of Iraq is giving the U S invaders and occupiers a hard time in Iraq; The awakened fighters in Afghanistan is gradually taking on the U S and other imperialists. There are other theatres of war.

It is up to the revolutionaries to organise the people and create the revolutionary wave.

E “In the present context, when along with the restoration of capitalism in China there is no other socialist state existing when despite objective condition turning favourable, there is no advancement in any strong revolutionary movement under the leadership of the proletariat and when world imperialism is pouncing on people everywhere like an injured tiger. Is it possible for a small country with specific geo-political compulsion like Nepal to gain victory at the point of capturing central state through the revolution? This is the most significant question being put to the Party today”

There has been Lenin and the Bolsheviks who were mountain eagles deplete with revolutionary vigour and vitality who ushered in the victory of the October Revolution in the Land of Russia.

Other than Leninist and Bolshevik mountain eagles there must be Himalayan eagles with equal revolutionary strength and stamina who will usher in the victory of the New Democratic Revolution in Nepal.

Geography is an important factor in war; but not the decisive factor. Mountainous and land locked country has both advantages and disadvantages in war and struggle. Advantages and disadvantages exist as one. We must look not only at the disadvantages but also at the advantages as well. How has the People’s War been prosecuted from Initiation up to the stage of Strategic Equilibrium? By the own efforts of the Nepalese people and their fighters. By self reliance.

It is true from the stories of some of the people of Nepal that to get salt and kerosene they have to travel many kilometres. It is difficult. But these are difficulties waiting to be overcome. The decisive factor in victory in the People’s War is the political consciousness of the people. Conscious people are a gigantic force. Conscious people get their things other than from their enemies in war; also from the earth, from the mountains, in peace times.

As regards the issue of being a small country, we say that there are big countries and small countries. The people of all countries, big and small, want revolution, that is, the New Democratic revolution and the Socialist Revolution.

Can a revolutionary say that those in a small country must wait for those in a big country to be victorious before they will fight? Is this not playing the waiting game?

The victory in the New Democratic Revolution in any country, whether big or small, decisively depend on the unity of its United Front, on the solidity of the People’s Liberation Army and the quality of the leadership of the Maoist Communist Party. In a word, it depends chiefly on people not the size of the land.

As regards the injured tiger pouncing on the people, what must the people do? Simple. Put it to sleep.

As regards there being not even one socialist country, a revolutionary and a good Maoist revolutionary should take a look at the world and see for himself. We are reminded by a description in a recent poem by Abdullah Iraq entitled “Onward Leap To Marxian Science” that New Ideas world wide retained.

“…

Form was crushed, ideas remained.

Old ideas turn scales again.

Change of colour base domains;

New ideas world-wide retained!”

At first there were only two – Marx and Engels.

There was no socialist state.

Then there was Lenin and no socialist state, no USSR prior to October 1917. But it came to fruition in the victory in October 1917 in Russia. We lost that in 1956…

Then there was the People’s Republic of China in 1949. We again lost it in 1976.

It has been 30 years since we lost it. The reactionaries all over the world say we have lost everything, there is not even one socialist state. Are you not repeating what they have said? Why this repetition? Why do you cry over spilt milk and ever so often? If you had tears, you should have shed them in 1976.

The poem above remind us that new ideas, ideas of New Democracy and Socialism are world wide retained. This is the progress. This is the diamond.

Bahadur

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Note 1 “On Contradictions” August 1937, Selected Works Vol. 1 p314.

Note 2 “War Policy of Nepalese New Democratic Revolution In the Context of Historical Development P&P OTRIN pp193 to 203

Note 3 “On Contradictions” August 1937, SROW from MZD p89

Note 4 “On Contradicctions” August 1937, SROW from MZD

P112

Note 5 “The Present Situation and Our historical Task” SIDOT CPN(M) pp129 to 149

DEVIATIONISTS IN MAOIST CLOTHING

(Comment No 1 on the Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Of Nepal (Maoist))

Erstwhile Maoists having reached the stage of Strategic Equilibrium in the People’s War in Nepal, that is having fought the reactionaries in Nepal who were aided and assisted both by the imperialists, especially the U S imperialists and the Indian expansionists, to a standstill have been having second thoughts about the Strategic Offensive, that is going ahead with the People’s War to capture total state power. Since June 2003, from the adoption of the Document ” The Present Situation and Our Historical Task”, they have passed one resolution after another up to the present resolution in justification of their present day actions. As documented in “The Present Situation …” in 2003, they are stating in the recent resolution that, “Today, any national liberation, democratic or socialist movement is not possible to succeed in any country of the world unless it does not (if it does not) advance as an inseparable part of the world people’s resistance movement…”

What are the second thoughts that these people have? The people of Nepal face the possibility of direct intervention of U S imperialism and Indian expansionism. These people looking at the U S imperialists conquest of Iraq together with the British imperialists and the imperialist conquest of Afghanistan and the dismemberment of Yugoslavia, are scared stiff, like the chick seeing the rattle snake, any moment to be cobbled up by it!

These people have used the argument that now at the stage of Strategic Offensive, the People’s War will clash with imperialism and by implication will invite the direct intervention of the U S imperialists and the Indian expansionists.

Whether the U S imperialists and Indian expansionists directly intervene or not does not depend on the Nepalese people. The Nepal people are after all not their general staff and cannot decide for them. But these people state that the revolution will clash now with imperialism and expansionism but does not say whether or not they are prepared for the clash. In fact if and when the revolution moves forward it more likely than not that the U S imperialists and expansionist will intervene directly as they have done so indirectly. These people are keeping quiet about this. Is this the mark of revolutionaries or Maoist revolutionaries at that? Why do they act in this manner?

In the stead of People’s War they have proposed since June 2003, reaching the victory of New Democratic Revolution through bourgeois democracy:

An Interim Government with the Parliamentary Parties

Election to a Constituent Assembly and

A New People’s Constitution

And these people have named this as a sub-stage of the New Democratic Revolution.

In fact, this is, as Comrade Azad of the Communist Party Of India (Maoist) (CPI M) says in his email to the People’s March, ” is hobnobbing with all the reactionaries.” These people regard revisionists like Yechari of CPM of India as friends. This is in essence, trying to establish a bourgeois republic in a semi-feudal semi-colonial country which the imperialists and expansionists are loathe to allow for they want semi-colonies and colonies and not independent countries. The era of independent bourgeois republics have long gone since 1917.

The nature of the semi-feudal and semi colonial state and that of the New Democratic State is diametrically opposite. It has to be one or the other. The semi-feudal and semi colonial state cannot peacefully evolve into the New Democratic State. Hence they deviate from MLM guidance by saying that the sub-stage will evolve into the New Democratic State. They are deviationists in MLM clothing.

In proposing that there is a sub-stage before the New Democratic State, these people say that they are strategically firm and tactically very flexible.

Any fool can say that. What is the real situation?

These people are very fond of stating the concrete analysis of the concrete situation and one thousand quotations from MLM. What is the concrete situation?

No Interim Government (as agreed in the 12-Point Agreement). Hence these people cannot participate in it.

The Seven Parliamentary Parties are the so-called Government. They have called upon these people to negotiate. They are more equal than these people. This is the reality as regards the Interim Government.

As regards the Constituent Assembly elections. That is in abeyance.

As regards the New Constitution, if it ever come to pass it must be a constitution of the various existing classes the servers of the king and the representatives of the comprador and bureaucrat classes and perhaps some concessions to these people.

This is the reality on the ground. This is the concrete situation.

And this is the model that these people recommend to the Indian Maoist revolutionaries and all the Maoist revolutionaries in the semi-feudal and semi-colonial countries in the 21st century. This is the road to “paradise on earth”? The path to hell is paved with good intentions!

Bahadur

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REVOLUTION WILL SUCCEED IN ONE COUNTRY AFTER ANOTHER

(Comment No 2 On the Resolution of the Central Committee of the

Communist Party Of Nepal (Maoist))

Revolution occurs as a development of the contradictions between the forces of production and the relations of production, the contradictions between classes in each country and not to any other cause. There is no doing away with the contradictions between the forces of production and the relations of production in imperialist-capitalist societies and the contradictions in semi-feudal and semi colonial countries. Hence revolutions will take place and will inevitably triumph, no matter how long it takes. A hundred or even a thousand years!

Proletarian revolution is a cause of a hundred or even a thousand years. Those who expect quick victory in the cause or who are impatient or want the fruits victory before the fruition or are fearful of the enemy had better look elsewhere. Revolution is no place for these people.

In the confines of one country, in a semi-feudal and semi-feudal country, victory occurs through the establishment of base areas in the countryside, in waging people’s war on the basis of a united front of revolutionary classes under the leadership of the vanguard of the proletariat, the Communist Party. It occurs through the process of winning in one base area after another in different parts of the country and then linking up all the base areas as a whole in launching the assault on the main cities and towns, thus smashing the semi-feudal and semi-colonial state and establishing the New Democratic State for the revolutionary classes. The victory is achieved in one base area after another, This is due to the initially overwhelming strength of the enemy and the weak position of the revolutionary forces. By the exertion of the revolutionary forces led by the Communist Party, the people gradually acquire strength and turn the scales on the reactionary classes. Hence, victory does not happen all at once all over the country.

Sometimes, there is a ding-dong battle in base areas and also cities and towns. A base area is established. However, the enemy concentrating their forces may counter-attack it. It may be more prudent to go away from that base area or town and preserve the effective forces than defending it with great losses. Thus the base area or town may be lost but the effective forces of the people are preserved. It does not mean that the revolution is lost when one base area or town is lost.

In an imperialist-capitalist country, the model is first the insurrection in the towns and then spreading to the countryside. It still goes through a process.

And there could be also direct external intervention which would delay total victory. But total victory there will be.

Hence, victory will occur in one semi-feudal and semi-colonial country after another or a number of semi-feudal and semi-colonial countries after others. And victory will occur first in one or several countries in the imperialist-capitalist countries.

Taking the world as a whole, the successful revolutions of each country form a base area of the world revolution. Linking up the base areas together and launching the final assault on the remaining enemies in the remaining non liberated countries is the task of the proletariat of every country led by their Chief of Staff in cooperation with all the other Chiefs of Staff of all the other countries. Our mission is the liberation of all mankind from the scourges of exploitation and oppression.

However, the resolution states that “Today, any national liberation, democratic or socialist movement is not possible to succeed in any country of the world unless it does not (if it does not) advance as an inseparable part of the world people’s resistance movement…” It states that it is not possible to succeed in any country unless the worlds’ people resistance movement is there and it advances with it.

This all at once negates Marxism-Leninism-Maoism which says that internal causes are the chief reasons for revolution in each country, that external cause only play an influencing and minor part. But the resolution has interposed it by stating the external cause will from now on, in the 21st century be the cause of internal development of each country.

These people have given so many interviews and passed so many resolutions to try to peddle their perfidious theory world revolution in the 21st century to try to cover up their putting a brake on the People’s War in Nepal.

Are not the reactionaries also trying to stop the People’s War in Nepal? They do. They say stop. But we know who they are. And they do not say it with much fanfare and swagger and do not wear the mantle of MLM.

But history will proceed according to Marxist-Lenisnist-Maoist theory and will refute the deviationists thoroughly.

Bahadur

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Naxal Revolution – Mission and Vision Statement

August 27, 2006

Mission Statement

To promote and disseminate information about the raging
Naxalite/Maoist Movement in India, counter burgeoise propoganda
and aquaint readers with the theory guiding India’s masses towards
ultimate victory- Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

Vision Statement

An insurrection of subjugated knowledge that shall spark
praire fires on the virtual and real world.

Dedication

August 27, 2006

As this blog is read,our martyred comrades will awaken their readers.
In them we catch a glimpse of the glorious past.But not just that .

They also comprehensively epitomize the future too.
As the revolution rages across our land,the fascist rulers and
their state will discover more and more that the memories of
the dead are not as easily erased from the hearts
and minds of the living. That is what history – the history of
class struggle,is also about.

Our comrades learned this lesson well.They remind us of it
always, only because they generously gave away the one most
precious thing they had when it was asked of them – their
pulsating life – for the cause of the oppressed.

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August 27, 2006

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The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels ( In English )

August 26, 2006


Recording of The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
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Chariman Mao

August 25, 2006

Chariman Mao

All reactionaries are paper tigers. In appearance, the reactionaries are terrifying, but in reality they are not so powerful. From a long-term point of view, it is not the reactionaries but the people who are really powerful. – Chairman Mao

Demoralised Indian Police Forces face massive desertions !

August 25, 2006

Khaki Rakshashas on the retreat !
The Indian police force is today totally demoralised and their morale has
gone for a toss and
all over India we are witnessing large scale defections.
This comes at a time when India’s ruling classes are planning to
double the anti-naxal forces throughout the country.

At the same time
the Peoples Liberation Guerilla Army is facing an upsurge in
support throughout the country.
Recruitment is at an all time high throughtout the country with
women signing up in large numbers.


29 Indian Reserve Police constables desert force for fear of being
posted in Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh

Aizawl: Twenty-nine Indian Reserve Police constables who were undergoing training at the Counter Insurgeny and Jungle Warfare School at Lylapur in Assam’s Cachar district have deserted for fear of being posted at Naxalite-hit Chhatisgarh.

Assistant Inspector General of Police Zorammawi said the constables, belonging to the second battalion, were being given orientation training before being sent to various places in Naxalite-infested Chhattisgarh.

The Deputy Commandant of the second battalion of Indian Reserve Police, Kima, said the constables were afraid that they would be posted in Chhatisgarh, because of which they deserted on Monday.

They had even demanded advance travelling and daily allowances, he said.

The training was being held in Assam because of accommodation constraints at the Counter Insurgency and Jyngle Warfare Training School at Vairengthe in Mizoram, he added.

A detailed report on the whereabouts of the constables was awaited.

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Naxalites have once again struck at Kerekatte near Shringeri

August 25, 2006

Daijiworld News Network – Karkala (GA)

Karkala, Aug 23: After a long hiatus, Naxalites have once again struck at Kerekatte near Shringeri in the early hours of Wednesday August 23. The reports said that a group of 10-12 Naxalites attacked forest department office at Kerekatte, destroyed all records and even set a jeep on fire.

The Naxalites, who came to the forest department office on Wednesday morning, assaulted the night duty staff and chased them out. Later they destroyed many files, records from the office. Before going, they set the department jeep on fire.

The Naxals have left many pamphlets and other materials related to Naxal movement in the office. The forest department files which were destroyed by Naxalites contained details about encroached land and also about the forest department land in the area.

Since Kerekatte is a small and remote place, there are not many persons travelling in the area in the night or in the early mornings. Moreover, the area has been regarded as the Naxal hamlet and government has declared it as reserve forest area. All these facts have made it quite impossible for the people to go around the area in the odd hours.

Taking advantage of this, Naxalites attacked the office around 1 am on Wednesday and after completing their work, left the place at about 4 am. However, police came to know about the entire episode only in the morning.

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Henry David Thoreau

August 23, 2006

Henry David Thoreau

“All men recognize the right of revolution: that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, or to resist, the government when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable.”

Henry David Thoreau

‘Mainstream politics is all rubbish’ – Interview with K G Kannabiran, president of the People’s Union of Civil Liberties

August 23, 2006

‘Mainstream politics is all rubbish’
By R Akhileshwari, Deccan Herald, 10 Aug., 2006

K G Kannabiran, president of the People’s Union of Civil Liberties
(PUCL), has devoted his life to fighting for people’s rights. He is
one of the leading lawyers in Andhra Pradesh, and has taken up the
legal cudgels against the state’s attempts to suppress the people’s
movements and curtail the people’s right to protest. He has been
involved with the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee since its
inception 38 years ago and has fought every major legal case involving
revolutionary poets, balladeers, fighters and sympathisers.

He was the moving spirit behind the setting up of the Concerned Citizens’
Committee that facilitated peace talks in 2004 between the government
and People’s War Naxalites, as the Maoists were known then. Deccan
Herald spoke to Kannabiran (72) on the fallout of the war being waged
by the Andhra Pradesh government against Maoists and the consequent
mowing down of eight Maoists, including the state committee secretary
of CPI (Maoist) Madhav in the Nallamalla forests on July 23.

What do you make of the Nallamalla encounter?

For the last 35-40 years, the government has been gunning down people
and terming them encounters. This episode is nothing new. It was
started by (former Chief Minister Jalagam) Vengal Rao – the Naxalite
problem was handed over to the police department. Today, the police
department is not neutral. It has a vision which is anti-Naxalite.
This is no different from Hitler’s strategy of converting the police
department into a political organ that hounded Jews. This policy is
despicable and dangerous to democracy and human rights.

How have the AP police silenced people’s protests?

The political character that the police department has assumed has
reached the point that vigilante groups have been engaged to kill
Naxalite supporters. They use indigenous weapons like the axe and
sword and leave the weapon on the body (apparently as a warning to
others). It’s a deliberate act to terrorise people and silence them.
After the murder of (rights activist) Kanakachary in Mahbubnagar (two
years ago) the superintendent of police told the APCLC’s vice
–president Hargopal to close down the Karuvu Vyatireka Samiti. It’s
very unfortunate that an anti-hunger, anti-drought group was closed
down. Everybody has lost the courage to protest.

Do you think the peace talks of 2004 between the Naxals and Congress
government worked to the disadvantage of Maoists?

The Congress cleverly used the promise of talks with Naxalites by
incorporating it in its manifestos to come to power. The people wanted
peace – this issue was one of the factors for the TDP’s defeat. After
the elections, the Congress, which is experienced in skulduggery, used
the period of peace talks to go over Nallamalla forests (their
hideout) with a toothcomb. The government behaved in a dastardly
manner. Right from the beginning, they wanted to take advantage of the
`peace time’.

On hindsight, do you now think it was not the right thing to do to
pursue peace talks?

No, not really, but we unwittingly played a treacherous role in
believing the bonafides of the government. While the Naxalites were
here (in Hyderabad) for the talks, the (anti-Naxal police force)
Greyhounds went to Nallamalla, spotted the hideouts and gained a
strategic advantage. What is objectionable is that this happened after
the Naxals were involved in the peace talks.

Was nothing achieved by the talks?

I won’t say we achieved nothing. It was the people’s pressure that
brought the government and Maoists to the table to talk peace. That
was a victory for democracy.

Did the Maoists really believe they would achieve anything through talks?

The Maoists honestly thought something would come out of the talks.
They hoped to achieve at least land distribution. It they had achieved
this then they would have achieved one of their main objectives
without firing even one shot.

Will the elimination of Maoist leaders hit the movement?

No, the movement won’t be affected. This has gone on for 38 years.
There will always be people driven by a desire for a better life,
better society and a better country through alternative methods
because mainstream politics is all rubbish. Nobody can call this
government, either at the State or the Centre, a democracy. It is an
anarchic situation.

Were you hopeful after the peace talks?

Somewhere along the way, I felt once we initiated a democratic process
it might have a multiplier effect. And the eight months of peace talks
were the most peaceful period in the state. The peace talks gave me
hope that we would be able to have genuine democracy, improve
conditions of the people and fight against globalisation.

Do you think of late the various people’s movements have been weakened
in some way?

After economic reforms and globalisation, the human rights movement
has split… some think globalisation is good, some think it isn’t. The
movement has not only stagnated but also become fragmented like child
rights, dalit rights, women rights and so on. Human rights is not
perceived as an indivisible whole. All these issues are not linked
holistically with the human rights structure.

Then should all the issues be brought under one umbrella?

Each issue has become something like property. The competitive ethics
permeate the civil society movements. Each is confined to its own area
and to its own fights. They should remember that a fragment cannot
inspire democratic culture. Besides, the government has incorporated
NGOs under various guises which is part of a strategy to silence
people’s voices and concerns.

Maoists retaliate against the killing of CPI (Maoist) State Secretary Madhav

August 23, 2006

AP Govt. condemns cops’ killing, vows to fight naxals

Hyderabad, Aug. 19 (PTI): The Andhra Pradesh government today strongly condemned the killing of three policemen by Maoists in Nalgonda district and resolved to deal firmly with the naxal menace.

Chief Minister, Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, visited the government hospital in Nalgonda district, about 110 km from here, to meet the family members of three policemen, who were gunned down in Atmakur police station Friday night.

Home Minister K Jana Reddy, accompanied by DGP Swaranjit Sen, visited the Atmakur police station and said the government would firmly deal with the Maoist menace.

The slain policemen were identified as Sub-Inspector Chand Pasha, Assistant Sub-Inspector Moinuddin and Home Guard Lingiah.

The Home Minister announced an ex-gratia of Rs 9 lakh each for the families of SI Pasha and ASI Moinuddin and Rs 5 lakh for the Home Guard beside providing land and a government job to the family members of the deceased.

In an apparent retaliation to the killing of CPI (Maoist) State Secretary, Madhav, and seven others in an encounter last month, a group of armed Maoists attacked the Atmakur police station killing three policemen including the SI and injuring a constable.

The injured constable was admitted to a hospital here and his condition is stated to be critical.

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Centre to double anti-Naxal forces

August 23, 2006

New Delhi, Aug 22: The Home Minister, Mr Shivraj Patil today informed the Lok Sabha today that the Centre has decided to nearly double the strength of Sashastra Seema Bal to 38 battalions and quickly complete border road construction work to check Naxal violence in Nepal bordering districts in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, West Bengal and Sikkim.

“We will be able to control Naxal violence arising from infiltration of Maoist and other militants and smuggling of sophisticated weapons from Nepal,” Mr Patil said while replying to a debate on a calling attention motion raised by Mr Raghunath Jha and Mr Devendra Prasad Yadav (both RJD).

The minister said the SSB had identified 657 km of roads in the border districts of Bihar which were of operational significance to it and these would be constructed or upgraded in consultation with the state government. Consultations were also on with other state governments for similar steps.


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Women join Naxals, score 35

August 23, 2006

Posting this for the archives on Karnataka.
5 November, 2005

BANGALORE: It’s a recruitment drive that could possibly drive the Karnataka police up the wall. To gain a stronger foothold and spread their tentacles, Naxals have started augmenting their women cadres by signing up young SC/ST girls covertly.

Intelligence inputs put the number of women currently in Karnataka’s Naxal camps at around 35, a seven-fold increase in two years. “This means Karnataka is next to Chhattisgarh which tops the list of Naxal-affected states where recruitment of women is high,” sources told The Times of India.

Majority of women taking to Naxal ideology are from the SC/ST belts of Mudigere, Tarikere, Shimoga, Sringeri, Kudremukh, Thirthahalli, Someshwara and Hebri areas of Malnad region (active Naxal areas). “They have been recuriting women for quite some time.

Already, there are some on their rolls,” DG&IGP BS Sial said. When Naxal commander Saket Rajan was gunned down in February, the police found the names of 38 women members in his diary. But why recruit women?

While the general perception is that women are used as cooks and motivators in Naxal camps, Sial said: “By recruiting women they want to convince people that they enjoy social acceptability.” Last month, a group of 12 Naxals, including five women, warned a landlord at Kotukuli in Kundapur taluk against harassing labourers.

“When women issue such warnings, female labourers naturally see Naxals as their saviours,” an officer pointed out. Further, female Naxals can move into neglected tribal areas and convince the poor, especially women, about their fight without being suspected by the police.

They are also used to ferreting out information from lower rung police personnel about operational strategies. Once in, the women are trained in jungle warfare and motivational techniques. Sources said Naxals have brought in two female leaders from outside the state, possibly from Andhra Pradesh, to train them.

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