Keyword: maoists

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Campus Activists Weaponize ‘Safe Space’

    11/11/2015 7:49:05 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 11, 2015 | CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
    At the University of Missouri, student activists succeeded this week in forcing the resignation of President Timothy M. Wolfe, charging that he has not done enough to address persistent racism on campus. Tim Tai, a University of Missouri student, got a freelance assignment from ESPN to photograph the reaction of victorious activists at the tent city they set up in a public area of campus. As a matter of law, he had an indisputable First Amendment right to photograph events transpiring outdoors on public property. But student activists did not want their tent city or the people in it photographed,...
  • Ahead of Million Man March, Capitol Police Issue Warning to Officers About Race-Baiter Farrakhan

    10/09/2015 8:25:54 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 7, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    The U.S. Capitol Polices intelligence office issued a bulletin last month warning officers of the possibility for violence during Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhans rally to commemorate the Million Man March. According to the Washington Post, the warning came in the form of an email newsletter and noted that Farrakhan has been accused of inciting violence against both Caucasians and police officers.
  • [China] Bo Xilai Alleged Financier: George Soros (???)

    04/27/2012 6:38:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    i4u ^ | 04/25/12
    Bo Xilai Alleged Financier: George Soros BEIJING: Billionaire oil tycoon George Soros, an executive board member of the International Crisis Group, has played a major role in deposed Chinese Communist Chongqing Boss, Bo Xilais rise to fame and fortune in Dalian and Chongqing. ...
  • China's Leader Embraces Mao as He Tightens Grip on Country (Good Analysis)

    08/21/2013 4:22:08 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/16/2013 | Jeremy Page
    WUHAN, ChinaOn a visit here in July, Chinese President Xi Jinping went to a lakeside villa where Mao Zedong spent summers in the 1950s enjoying such luxuries as a swimming pool and air conditioning. Opening a new exhibition there that makes no mention of the millions who died under Mao's leadership, Mr. Xi declared that the villa should be a center for educating youth about patriotism and revolution. A week earlier, he went to a village from which Mao attacked Beijing in 1949. There, Mr. Xi vowed that "our red nation will never change color." It isn't just Mr. Xi's...
  • Last king of Nepal suffers heart attack

    09/21/2014 8:43:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2014 11:22 AM EDT
    The last king of Nepal is in stable condition in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, doctors said Sunday. Gyanendra Shah was brought to the hospital Saturday night, and was recovering in the intensive care unit and was out of danger, said Dr. Bharat Rawat at the Norvic Hospital in Katmandu. [] Gyanendra was the last king to rule Nepal before the Constituent Assembly abolished the centuries-old monarchy and turned the country into a republic.
  • Revolutionary Communist Party leads Abortion Rights Freedom Rides to 14 states

    08/10/2013 3:54:48 PM PDT · by topher · 14 replies ^ | Fri Aug 09, 2013 20:03 EST | Ben Johnson
    WICHITA, KS, August 9, 2013 ( Numerous mainstream and left-leaning media outlets have highlighted the Abortion Rights Freedom Rides, a caravan of activists now traveling to 14 states to support "Abortion on demand and without apology." However, no media outlet has reported that the event is being conducted by the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, a cult-like Maoist sect that calls for millions of people to rise up in mass armed revolution against the United States when the time is right. The abortion freedom rides are being led by Stop Patriarchy, a front group for the Revolutionary Communist Party USA...
  • Communists advocate a revolution at the Georgia Trayvon Martin rally

    07/28/2013 9:57:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 28, 2013 | Christopher Collins
    On Saturday, more than 75 people gathered for a rally to protest the Trayvon Martin verdict, a week late due to rain last weekend, in Marietta, Ga., but within the crowd, some of those in attendance were members of the radical Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) who have called for a revolution. Shortly after the verdict, the Revolutionary Communist Party went on a verbal rampage on their official website even to the point of calling the police officers pigs and calling for a revolution to overthrow the U.S. government and replace the U.S. Constitution with a socialist government. The RPC said,...
  • Death Toll Rises in India Maoist Attack

    05/26/2013 1:17:31 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 32 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 26 May 2013 | anon
    The death toll from an attack on Indian politicians by Maoist rebels has risen to 23, a day after the rebels fired at a convoy of cars carrying local Congress Party leaders in eastern India. Suspected insurgents fired at the vehicles Saturday in the Sukma area of Chhattisgarh state. Dozens of people were wounded in the attack. Local reports say some senior party leaders were among those killed. The Associated Press reported Sunday that several more bodies were found near the scene of the crash Sunday, including those of a party leader and his son who had been believed kidnapped....
  • Patent Reform Act Threatens Engine of Prosperity (China Wins)

    08/31/2011 7:58:52 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies
    Big Government ^ | August 30th | Bob McCarty
    On the day we arrived in Washington, April 12, 1997, we tuned in to C-Span just in time to see the House of Representatives pass H.400 on a voice vote. Not one member of the House of Representatives demanded a roll call vote on a bill that would severely emasculate a core function of the federal government. When we were finally able to obtain a copy of S.507, we read it very carefully and we were horrified. Never in all of our years as lobbyists had we ever read a worse piece of legislation. If we had ever wondered what...
  • [Red] Chinas Strategic Advantage in Nepal (India wary)

    06/18/2011 11:29:29 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    Jamestown China Brief ^ | 6/17/2011 | Vijay Sakhuja
    The ongoing political paralysis in Nepalcaused by the small Himalayan nation's inability to draft a Constitutioncoupled with the rise of Maoists as a major political force in Nepals mainstream politics have created the ideal conditions for Beijing to increase its leverage and influence over Nepal. New Delhi is wary of the pace with which Beijing has been able to apply pressure on the Nepalese leadership, make inroads into the political, economic and strategic dynamics of Nepal's development and control the activities of nearly 20,000 Tibetan refugees living in exile in Nepal. This concern precipitated a string of visits by high-level...
  • Blaze Exclusive: International Socialists Orchestrate Unions Rally to Save the American Dream

    02/26/2011 8:04:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 25, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    Last fall, leftist ideological groups of socialists and communists teamed up with American labor unions to march together for “One Nation.” Now, as labor leaders struggle to maintain a stranglehold on collective bargaining privileges in Wisconsin, the same groups are once again marching together under a banner claiming unions are the heart of the American dream.As we’ve reported, former White House green jobs czar Van Jones this week issued a rallying call for the progressive movement to “renew itself and become again a national force with which to be reckoned.” On Saturday, progressive groups and labor unions are reportedly planning...
  • Indian education turns fatal for Tibetan children

    09/23/2008 8:34:16 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 6 replies · 233+ views
    IANS / Sify ^ | Tuesday, 23 September , 2008, 15:25 | IANS
    Kathmandu: Thousands of Tibetan children and their families face stiff punishment at the hands of the Chinese government for enrolling into schools in India that are run by the Tibetan government in exile, headed by their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a rights body said. The Washington-headquartered International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) has expressed its misgivings as the ultimatum issued by the Communist Party of China authorities to the Tibetan Party and government workers expired last week. In July, Communist Party authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region had issued a directive stating that Tibetan children must confess if they have...

    10/30/2010 8:26:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    ResistNet and CommieBlaster ^ | October 29, 2010 | Asst Natl Dir Mellie
    Communists, Socialists, Marxists, Maoists and Islamics are in the US Government. They all believe in a government thats opposed to the US Constitution and, thus, the America our founders created. They want America to give up its sovereignty and to become a member of a one-world socialist government. For simplicity, lets call them all commies. We began researching Obama and other commies in US Government and Media about 18 months ago and were shocked. Heres the high-level overview of what we learned, which is chronicled in great detail at - America has been at war with communism for over...
  • Everest set to become new Brokeback mountain after Nepal U-turn on gays

    04/22/2010 12:25:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies · 356+ views ^ | April 21, 2010 | Jeremy Page
    As recently as 2007, Nepal classified homosexuality as a crime, punishable by up to two years in prison. Gays and lesbians were harassed and beaten by police, and denounced by Maoist rebels as a product of capitalism. Three years on, this Himalayan nation is not only about to become the first in Asia to allow same-sex marriages: it is promoting gay weddings on Everest in an attempt to become the continents top gay tourism destination. Were completely changing this country. Its a newborn republic and we want to showcase this change, Sharat Singh Bhandari, the Tourism Minister, told The...
  • India And Her Maoists

    04/05/2010 4:51:34 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 344+ views ^ | April 05, 2010 | Ajai Sahni
    A decade and a half after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and more than three decades after the Chinese began to gradually unshackle themselves of Maoist dogma, to progressively embrace the mantras of capitalism, India is experiencing a vast and escalating surge of a violent Maoist rebellion. To the Western mind, the developments in both Russia and China irrevocably demonstrated the failure of the communist ideology, and it is bewildering to see a resurgence of this discredited doctrine in an India that has widely come to be regarded as an engine of growth, a dynamic economy, a rising global...
  • Top Obama czar: Infiltrate all conspiracy theorists

    01/15/2010 2:57:24 PM PST · by IbJensen · 20 replies · 984+ views
    G;obal Climate Scam ^ | 1/14/2010 | Aaron Kline
    In a lengthy academic paper, President Obamas regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban conspiracy theorizing. Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud. Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate extremists who supply conspiracy theories to disrupt the efforts of the extremists to propagate their theories. In a 2008 Harvard law paper, Conspiracy Theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule, a Harvard law professor, ask, What can government do about conspiracy theories? We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might ban...
  • Maoists shut down Nepal on 1st day of 3-day general strike

    12/19/2009 10:46:48 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 219+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | December 20, 2009
    KATHMANDU, Dec. 20 (AP) - (Kyodo)Nepal's Maoists shut down businesses, schools, factories and transportation throughout Nepal on Sunday, the first day of a three- day nationwide general strike. In the strongest protest since their leader Prachanda resigned in May as prime minister, Maoist supporters took to the streets from 5 a.m. to enforce the strike, called to demand an apology from President Ram Baran Yadav for earlier this year countermanding Prachanda's order to sack the army chief. Maoist cadres lit up tires at the busiest road intersections in Kathmandu to prevent vehicles from plying the roads, forcing tens of thousands...
  • Maoist Rebels Widen Deadly Reach Across India

    11/01/2009 9:42:25 AM PST · by ETL · 9 replies · 607+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 31, 2009 | JIM YARDLEY
    BARSUR, India At the edge of the Indravati River, hundreds of miles from the nearest international border, India effectively ends. Indian paramilitary officers point machine guns across the water. The dense jungles and mountains on the other side belong to Maoist rebels dedicated to overthrowing the government. ..." Indias Maoist rebels are now present in 20 states and have evolved into a potent and lethal insurgency. ..." If the Maoists were once dismissed as a ragtag band of outdated ideologues, Indian leaders are now preparing to deploy nearly 70,000 paramilitary officers for a prolonged counterinsurgency campaign to hunt down...
  • Obama Czar [Bloom] Agrees With Mao, Too, and Thinks Free Market is "Nonsense"

    10/19/2009 9:43:54 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 183 replies · 8,575+ views
    Breitbart.TV ^ | 10/19/09 | Naked Emperor News
    Obama Czar Agrees With Mao, Too, and Thinks Free Market is "Nonsense" Breitbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • Chairman Mao Zedong ( Tse Tung ) hated gays and homosexuals

    10/20/2009 12:05:03 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 791+ views
    This comes from that bastion of conservatism.... Yeah, yeah, I know.... Newsweak: Gay Rights Gain Ground Around The Globe In China, the trend goes back to the climate of economic reform that took hold in the 1980s, ending the persecution of the era of Mao Zedong, who considered homosexuals products of the "moldering lifestyle of capitalism."
  • Woman Asks Why Obama Allowed to Create "Czars"; "He's a Communist" Rings Out - Town Hall Video

    08/26/2009 8:16:58 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 1,951+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy holding a Town Hall Meeting in Bakersfield where he was asked why the Congress was allowing President Obama to create all the "Czars" he is creating. Just before he answered there were shouts from the audience of "He's a communist!" McCarthy answered the question by saying he did not believe Obama had the right to appoint these "Czars" AND give them powers that encroach on the "Checks and Balances" the Constitution requires. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Maoist rebels kill at least 30 policemen in India

    07/13/2009 3:35:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 210+ views ^ | July 12, 2009
    Maoist rebels killed at least 30 policemen, including a senior officer, in two separate ambushes on Sunday in the eastern state of Chhattisgarh, police said. Both attacks took place in Rajnandangaon district, 56 miles from the state capital Raipur, the deputy inspector general of police in charge of operations against the Left-wing rebels said. In the first attack, the guerrillas shot dead two policemen on patrol in the area and then ambushed a security reinforcement team sent to investigate the incident, Pawan Dev said. "In all, 26 policemen were killed in the attack including superintendent of police VK Choubey," he...
  • Nepal government collapses after attempt to sack military chief - Maoist government has collapsed

    05/03/2009 2:08:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 718+ views ^ | May 3, 2009 | Thomas Bell
    The Maoist government of Nepal has collapsed after a failed attempt to remove the country's right-wing army chief. The cabinet bid to sack Gen Rookmangud Katawal prompted the second largest party, the centrist UML, to resign from the ruling coalition. The Himalayan country is emerging from a 10 year civil war which ended with a ceasefire in 2006. Last year the former Maoist rebels won national elections and formed a coalition government. But the peace process is now stuck on the issue that sparked the latest crisis the integration of former Maoist fighters into the traditionally conservative national army....
  • Shining Path rebels stage comeback in Peru

    04/22/2009 9:08:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 474+ views
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2009 | Arthur Brice
    A brutal Maoist guerrilla group that terrorized Peru during the 1980s but pretty much disappeared when top leaders were captured in the 1990s is making a resurgence. In the latest of several recent attacks by the Sendero Luminoso, known in English as the Shining Path, 14 government soldiers were killed in an ambush this month. It was, a Sendero leader said afterward, "the strongest blow" against the government in quite a while. It also was not an isolated incident. "It's like that horror movie, 'Friday the 13th,' " said Bernard Aronson, President George H.W. Bush's assistant secretary of state for...
  • Christians Wary as Indias Massive Election Begins

    04/18/2009 8:07:24 AM PDT · by kellynla · 370+ views ^ | April 17, 2009 | Patrick Goodenough
    This weeks kickoff of Indias multi-stage election was marred by violence carried out by Maoist rebels, but for many of the countrys Christians, Hindu extremists are of greater concern. The communist insurgents killed at least 16 people, including security and polling officials, in three northeastern states Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Bihar on Thursday, one of five election days spread over the next month. Around 140 million people out of a total electorate of some 714 million were eligible to vote on the first day of what is described as the worlds biggest democratic electoral process. Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs...
  • Boucher meets Nepal PM; Maoists may be removed from US terror list

    02/11/2009 1:45:26 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 315+ views ^ | February 11, 2009
    Kathmandu, Feb 11 (PTI) Nepal's ruling Maoists, who joined the mainstream politics over two years ago after giving up arms, may be taken off a terrorism blacklist of the US, top American diplomat Richard Boucher told Premier Prachanda here today. Boucher, the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs who is here on a two-day visit, assured Prachanda of continued US support to the Maoist-led government during a meeting between them. He discussed with Prachanda issues relating to political situation in Nepal, the peace process, army integration, Constitution drafting and economic cooperation, according to Prime Minister's...
  • PM's vehicle stoned, anti-Maoist protests in 16 districts

    12/30/2008 10:57:17 AM PST · by AKSurprise · 8 replies · 881+ views
    Times of India ^ | 12/30/08 | Times Of India
    KATHMANDU: Nepal's Maoists Prime Minister Prachanda faced public ire when a group of students greeted him with black flags and pelted stones on his convoy as he was on his way to Tribhvuan University to attend a function. The students got agitated when security personnel stopped them from handing over a memorandum to the Prime Minister and they indulge in stone throwing. Prachanda escaped unhurt, security officials said. Meanwhile, in a separate incident, Nepal's opposition party's youth wing yesterday organised an anti-Maoist rally in 16 districts, across the country to oppose the ruling party's totalitarian policy and attacks on media...
  • India also has a Maoist/communist terror problem

    11/27/2008 7:01:49 AM PST · by ETL · 8 replies · 467+ views
    various sources | various authors
    The 'business' of Maoist movement in India April 24, 2008 Financing a 'revolution' is not child's play. It is all the more tough when the organisation is proscribed and hence operates underground. For the Indian Maoists, also known as Naxalites, the conditions are a little more unfavourable because they claim to be fighting for the deprived and neglected sections of society who are poor. And the Maoists do not enjoy the support of the affluent. But still the Maoists are being able to collect and manage vast sums of money. According to a media report of April 9, 2008, the...
  • India: Maoists Killed Swami, Government concealed Evidence

    10/06/2008 4:44:02 PM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies · 277+ views
    A Maoist leader has again claimed responsibility for the death of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, whose assassination unleashed the pogrom against Christians in Orissa.He affirms that the authors of the killing left two letters at the scene of the crime, but the government kept them quiet in order to blame the Christians and allow them to be killed "for electoral purposes." ...
  • India Maoists clashes kill nine

    08/22/2008 12:06:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 146+ views ^ | 22 August 2008
    At least nine people, including six policemen, have been killed in clashes between security forces and Maoist rebels in India, officials say. Two rebels and a civilian were also killed in the shoot-out in Gaya district of the northern Bihar state. The fighting started when the police challenged a group of Maoists who were attempting to rob a bank, police say. More than 6,000 people have died during the rebels' 20-year fight for a communist state in parts of India. The rebels later managed to escape from the area after the clashes. Police are conducting a search operation. In April,...
  • Nepal Maoists vow to give special rights to Muslims

    07/09/2008 12:27:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 189+ views ^ | July 09, 2008
    Kathmandu, July 09: The Nepal Maoists, who played a key role in abolishing the 240-year-old Hindu Monarchy and turning the country into a secular state, have vowed to ensure special rights to the minority Muslim community in the Himalayan nation. "It is not enough to provide equal rights to the Muslims but they should be given special rights as compensation for having been suppressed," CPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda told a gathering of the Muslim Mukti Morcha (MMM), an organisation affiliated to the party of the former rebels. Prachanda's support for special rights for the Muslims is seen as an attempt to...
  • Obamas Boys of Summer (Obama Campaign Features a Who's Who of the Radical Left)

    07/03/2008 12:31:31 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies · 196+ views
    City Journal ^ | 6/29/2008 | Daniel Flynn
    <p>Backing a major-party candidate for president would have been anathema to Michael Klonsky 40 summers ago, when the organization he led, Students for a Democratic Society, urged young people to spurn elections. By 68, our line was Vote in the Streets, Klonsky told me last spring. We thought we had to fight with Eugene McCarthy and those people. In August 1968, protesters clashed with police outside the Democratic Partys national convention in Chicagobut far from being political innocents who took to the streets to protest Vietnam War hawks capture of the Democratic presidential nomination, many of them never supported antiwar candidates McCarthy and Robert Kennedy. Those of us who have been in the streets for the past five days didnt give a flying fuck whether McCarthy would win or lose, SDS declared in posters around Chicago, and now that hes lost, still dont. On the eve of the general election of that yearin which less than 1 percentage point would separate the popular-vote totals of Richard Nixon and Hubert HumphreyKlonskys SDS bluntly proclaimed: The elections dont mean shit.</p>
  • House Democrats Call to Nationalize Oil Refineries

    06/18/2008 1:59:40 PM PDT · by nevergore · 501 replies · 661+ views
    FOX News ^ | 6-18-2008 | NeverGore
    Fox news alert that the House Democrats are calling to have all US refineries nationalized!!
  • Prachanda warns media against criticising Maoists

    05/31/2008 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 137+ views
    PTI ^ | May 31, 2008
    Kathmandu, May 31 (PTI) Maoist chairman Prachanda, who is set to lead the next Nepal government, has warned the media of "serious consequences" if it continues to criticise the party, a move flayed by the country's apex journalists' body. "We will no longer tolerate criticism as we have already been elected by the people," he said addressing a rally here to celebrate the country's transition to a republic. Targeting the Kantipur publication that brings out the largest circulated dailies Kantipur and The Kathmandu Post, the former rebel leader said, "You journalists did well to continuously criticise the Maoists before the...
  • India extends support to Nepal's 'democratic experiment'

    05/17/2008 1:12:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 116+ views
    PTI ^ | May 17, 2008
    Bagdogra (PTI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday hoped that Nepalese political parties involved in the electoral process have an obligation to make a success of the "democratic experiment" and extended India's support to the exercise. "We feel that all political parties which took part in the elections have an obligation to make a success of this democratic experiment," Singh said in an interaction with reporters here after concluding the "most successful" visit to Bhutan. On Maoists forming the next government in Nepal, the Prime Minister said that India has been in touch with the leadership of the erstwhile Maoist...
  • Nepal government warns king he must leave palace

    05/27/2008 12:59:49 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 105+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | May 27, 2008 | Gopal Sharma
    Excerpt - KATHMANDU, May 27 (Reuters) - The Nepali government warned on Tuesday that it could use force to throw unpopular King Gyanendra out of the royal palace if he refuses to leave voluntarily after the 239-year-old monarchy is abolished. A special assembly elected in April is scheduled to hold its first meeting on Wednesday and formally declare an end to the monarchy, a key part of a 2006 peace deal with Maoist former rebels that ended a decade-long civil war. "The king must leave the palace immediately and move to the Nirmal Niwas," Peace and Reconstruction Minister Ram Chandra...
  • India gifts Nepal to China

    04/17/2008 4:09:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 69+ views ^ | April 18, 2008 | Balbir Punj
    The UPA Government can now flaunt one more 'achievement' along with inflation, deceleration in rate of growth and industrial production, and minority appeasement. The latest addition to this list is the gift of Nepal on a platter to China. With Communist China under virtual global siege for its horrible record on human rights in Tibet, the success of armed Maoists in Nepal should come as a heart-warmer for China's President Hu Jintao. The Indian Communists who keep the UPA in power are, of course, delighted. Mr Sitaram Yechuri has hailed the Maoist victory even as his comrades in Nepal are...
  • Nepal Maoists win half of directly elected Assembly seats

    04/20/2008 9:52:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 99+ views
    KATMANDU: Nepal's Chief Election Official said that Maoists have won half of the directly elected seats in elections for a Constitution-drafting Assembly. The ex-rebels who are formally known as Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) have won 120 of the 240 directly elected seats. Counting is continuing for three seats, but the Maoists are not expected to win those. The directly elected seats make up only about 40 per cent of the total seats in the Assembly, but the Maoists' win of half of these seats shows their level of support. Most of the additional seats are to be allotted...
  • China's last Maoists submit to capitalism

    04/18/2008 8:29:29 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies · 73+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/19/2008 | Richard Spencer in Beijing
    China's last Maoist collective, where villagers held out against capitalism, is to privatise after its prosperity was found to have rested on a mountain of hidden debt. While the rest of the country abandoned the commune, pursued personal fortunes and dismantled state industries, the village of Nanjie in central China renationalised its land, set up factories and paid all residents 20 a month. Villagers in military uniforms practise martial arts in front of a 30ft statue of Mao <><> Advertising was banned and instead, propaganda banners hung in streets which led to a 30ft statue of Mao built in 1993....
  • Nepal Maoists head for victory

    04/14/2008 5:49:52 AM PDT · by vikingd00d · 5 replies · 81+ views
    The Australian ^ | 14 April 2008 | Bruce Loudon
    HARDLINE Maoists led by guerilla commander Prachanda - "the fierce one" - were heading for a stunning victory in Nepal's elections last night, sealing the fate of the Himalayan nation's 300-year-old Hindu monarchy and the widely reviled King Gyanendra. Officials in India, which has traditionally wielded overwhelming influence over Nepal, were reported to be "gulping in barely concealed shock" over a result that seems likely to see a new Maoist government tie the small but strategically important country more closely to Beijing. International strategists believe the election result will lead to a significant extension of Chinese influence in a region...
  • Communist Rebels Kill 6 in Eastern India (Victory in Nepal, celebration in Bihar)

    04/14/2008 4:13:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 35+ views
    AP ^ | 04/14/08
    PATNA, India (AP) Communist rebels fatally shot five policemen and a luggage porter and seriously wounded two others in an attack on a railroad station in eastern India, police said Monday. More than 100 rebels took part in the Sunday evening attack in Jhajha, a town in Bihar state 75 miles northeast of the state capital, Patna, deputy inspector general of police Manohar Prasad Singh said. The rebels blew up the railway police building at the station and stole some weapons. They also fired indiscriminately on the platform, Singh said, adding that a railway porter and five policemen were...
  • Maoists kill 13 police in India's Orissa state

    02/17/2008 9:40:42 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 117+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 16, 2008
    BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of Maoist rebels in India's eastern Orissa state attacked police stations in a district close to the capital, killing 14 people and looting weapons, police and officials said on Saturday. All but one of the dead were police officers and there was no word of casualties among the Maoists. The other victim was a civilian. The rebels say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and landless and regularly stage raids in the swathe of eastern and central India in which they have a presence. Prime Minister Manmoham Singh has declared their decades-old...
  • Reports of Communist Maoists Turning To Cannibalism In Orissa, India

    01/19/2008 8:01:10 PM PST · by Srirangan · 14 replies · 4,491+ views
    Maoists are turning cannibals. They eat human flesh to terrorize villagers. This was revealed by the residents of Bandiguda, 45 km from the district headquarters town of Malkangiri. The district police, under the leadership of daredevil SP Satish Kumar Gajbhiye, risked in organizing a community policing programme in a far-flung area, known as the Red Terror Zone of the district. On August 3, 2007, the people of Bandiguda saw Mukunda Madhi of their village being lifted by 'Papular Dalam Commander' Bhagat, as Mukunda was suspected by the Maoists as a police informer. Next morning, Mukunda was brought back to the...
  • US gives visa to 'terrorist' Maoist MP from Nepal

    11/12/2007 12:11:13 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 18+ views ^ | 13 Nov 2007
    KATHMANDU: Though the Maoists are still on the US list of "terrorist" organisations, the US government has approved the visa for a senior Maoist leader, in what could be the dawning of Washington's realisation that the rebels are a key player in Nepal's politics today. Maoist MP Janardan Sharma aka Prabhakar, who is also one of the deputy commanders of the rebels' guerrilla forces, the People's Liberation Army, was given visa by the American embassy in Kathmandu to take part in the ongoing General Assembly that kicked off in September. Prabhakar is part of a Nepali delegation of MPs that...
  • India lures Maoists with money

    11/11/2007 1:51:29 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 124+ views ^ | Nov. 7, 2007 | KUSHAL JEENA
    NEW DELHI, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Indian state of Jharkhand, which has been hit by Maoist violence, has formulated a surrender policy for rebels under which former militants will be paid a monthly salary along with a one-time financial package for laying down their arms. Severely criticized both within and outside the state following the killing of 17 people in Giridih on Oct. 26, the state government is working on the new policy. The proposed surrender policy, which my government will announce within a month includes a monthly salary for surrendered Naxals besides the one-time package, said Jharkhand...

    09/20/2007 9:33:39 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 6 replies · 58+ views
    deutsche presse via email, no url | 9/20/7
    Kathmandu (dpa) - The ambassadors from European Union member countries and EU representatives based in Nepal Thursday said they were disappointed over the withdrawal of the Maoists from the country's interim government. Issuing a statement, the ambassadors and representatives said the scheduled elections in November must be held on time and failure to do so will damage the credibility of the peace process. ``If the elections cannot be held on time with the full support of all parties, this will be a betrayal of the people's aspirations and damage the credibility of the peace process in their eyes and in...
  • Cindy Sheehan, Re-revisited (Barf Alert)

    08/30/2007 11:59:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 682+ views
    Yahoo! News/The Nation ^ | August 30, 2007 | Katha Pollitt
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post saying Cindy Sheehan would probably not do very well against Nancy Pelosi, and therefore I was sorry she had decided to run. I said she was more valuable to the antiwar movement as an activist. I said leftists waste a lot of time on futile electoral contests, and cited examples of such contests. These remarks, which were couched in terms of deepest respect for Cindy Sheehan, have evoked much bile and wrath in this blog's comment section and elsewhere in the blogosphere. So much fun are commenters having discussing what a traitor...
  • Stop Government Attacks Against the Anti-War Movement!Take Action to Defend Free Speech

    08/14/2007 8:41:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies · 1,574+ views
    ANSWER ^ | August 14, 2007 | ANSWER
    n an unprecedented action, the ANSWER Coalition today received citations fining the organization $10,000 for the placement of posters announcing the September 15 March on Washington DC. The fines come after a campaign led by FOX news calling for the DC government to take action against those putting up posters for the September 15 demonstration. They have told us thatwe have 72 hours to remove every poster,or the fines will go into effect.Tens of thousands of dollars in additional fines are expected in the coming days. Bushs Interior Department is threatening similar actions against ANSWER. The September 15 posters are...
  • Fears over Nepal's young Maoists

    08/02/2007 1:20:03 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies · 215+ views
    BBC World News ^ | Wednesday, 1 August 2007 | BBC News
    An aggressive nationwide parallel policing and volunteering campaign unleashed by Young Communist League (YCL) members in Nepal has worried many in the Himalayan kingdom. Aside from ordinary people, those concerned about YCL activities include everybody from Prime Minister GP Koirala, former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, former US President Jimmy Carter and the US Ambassador to Nepal, James F Moriarty. The YCL - the junior wing of former Maoist rebels - was reactivated after the recent peace agreement between the Nepal's seven-party alliance (SPA) and the Maoists in November 2006. The Maoists claim that the YCL has more than 300,000...
  • Carter asks US to embrace Nepal Maoists (Jimmy Carter as evangelist)

    07/12/2007 7:43:00 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 23 replies · 527+ views ^ | Sunday, June 17, 2007
    Carter asks US to embrace Nepal MaoistsKATHMANDU: Former US President Jimmy Carter called on his countrys government Saturday to establish relations with Nepals former rebel Maoists, who remain on a list of US terrorist organisations. My opinion is that the US should establish some communication with the Maoists. The people of Nepal have accepted them as political players, Carter told journalists at the end of a four-day visit to Nepal. The US remains highly critical of the Maoists, despite the fact they signed a landmark peace deal last year and entered government in April. Earlier this week the US...