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Nepal Solidarity
09 May 2002
Modified: 10 May 2002
The conflict in Nepal rages between the murderous state and the murderous Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). Human rights groups have condemned both sides, yet President Bush has promised $20 million to the Nepali state. To counter the hegemony, we have created the Nepal Solidarity Network.
Announcing the creation of the Nepal Solidarity Network, a tool to fight the state consensus in the struggle for a true and just peace in Nepal.

Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested: http://vm.uconn.edu/~ser00003/NS.html

Mission

The Nepal Solidarity Network is meant to be a resource for people committed to working to help resolve the ongoing conflict in Nepal and working toward a true and just peace, rather than a solution by military force by either side. We hope to avoid needless bloodshed of any human being, and work for economic and social justice and true democracy in Nepal. We are nonpartisan and do not affiliate ideologically with either side in the conflict, but wish to work in solidarity with the people of Nepal, who like all people deserve to live dignified lives in peace. But, very importantly, a true and just peace doesn't simply mean a lack of bloodshed. It also includes the need to focus on issues of structural violence: economic inequality, global imperialism, caste/race oppression, patriarchal oppression, and other forms of "quiet" violence that partly underlie the current conflict. These issues must at least be included in the dialogue. Without addressing these issues, a cease-fire will be a welcome yet hollow peace.



http://vm.uconn.edu/~ser00003/NS.html
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sounds good
10 May 2002
"We are nonpartisan and do not affiliate ideologically with either side in the conflict, but wish to work in solidarity with the people of Nepal, who like all people deserve to live dignified lives in peace."

Thanks for posting this info.
report from Nepal
10 May 2002
This looks really good. Thanks--also check out this report, would be helpful too. Chris






More articles on the People's War in Nepal

Red Flag Flying on the Roof of the World,
Inside the Revolution in Nepal: Interview
with Chairman Prachanda

maps of Nepal


On February 13, 1996, coordinated armed raids
and attacks involving thousands of men and
women opened a new and glorious chapter in the
history of Nepal.

Under the leadership of the Communist Party of
Nepal (Maoist), the masses launched a new
People's War, aimed at sweeping away
imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism.
And for over three years now, the revolution in
Nepal has continued to spread, sink roots and
accomplish a lot.

All this is a truly inspiring and significant
development in the world. But it has remained a
hidden story for most people in the United States
and around the world. And for those of us who have
been following the People's War in Nepal, there
has been precious, but far too little news of this
important struggle.

Now, the Revolutionary Worker has an exclusive
story. RW reporter Li Onesto visited Nepal for
several months in spring 1999 and traveled
throughout the country with the people's army,
meeting and talking with party leaders, guerrillas,
activists in mass organizations and villagers--those
waging this genuine Maoist People's War and
beginning to exercise new people's power.
Dispatches: Report from the
People's War in Nepal

Part 1: Meeting the People's Army, RW #1014,
July 18, 1999

Part 2: Villages of Resistance, RW #1015, July
25, 1999

Part 3: The Raid on Bethan, RW #1016, August 1,
1999

Part 4: Rifles and a Great Vision, RW #1017,
August 8, 1999

Part 5: The City Squad RW #1018, August 15,
1999

Part 6: General Strike in Kathmandu RW #1019,
August 22, 1999

Part 7: Preparing the Ground in the West RW
#1020, August 29, 1999

Part 8: Learning Warfare by Waging Warfare in
the West RW #1022, September 19, 1999

Part 9: People's Power in Rolpa, RW #1023,
September 26, 1999

Part 10: Guns, Drums, and Keyboards, RW
#1024, October 3, 1999

Part 11: Teachers in a School of War, RW #1027,
October 24, 1999

Part 12: Martyrs of Rolpa, RW #1028, October
31, 1999

Part 13: Families of Martyrs: Turning Grief into
Strength, RW #1029, November 7, 1999

Part 14: Women Warriors, RW #1032, November
28, 1999

Part 15: New Women, New People's Power, RW
#1033, December 5, 1999

Part 16: Magar Liberation, RW #1034, December
12, 1999

Part 17: Preparing for War in Rukum, RW #1035,
December 19, 1999

Part 18: Starting and Sustaining People's War in
Rukum, RW #1036, December 26, 1999

Part 19: Camping with the People's Army, RW
#1037, January 9, 2000

Part 20: Red Salute to the West, RW #1038,
January 16, 2000

Part 21: Land in the Middle, RW #1041, February
6, 2000

Part 22: Hope of the Hopeless in Gorkha, RW
#1042, February 13, 2000



RW #1021 contains a special pullout photo section
called "Nepal: Portrait of a Revolution." Contact your
local RW distributor for copies and bundles to
distribute.