Monday, January 09, 2006

People's Power In Nepal

Last night I read an excellent article in the Monthly Review written by Parvati regarding the emerging "new state" driven by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) or CPN(M). The article describes the goals and challenges of the new state which has suceeded in overturning the reactionary feudalistic state in over 80% of the national territory.

An excerpt:
While communications about the military successes of the People’s War in Nepal have been regularly disseminated, little information has been made available at the international level about the achievements of people’s power in the country. This article aims to rectify this situation somewhat by highlighting the emergence of people’s power side-by-side with the progressive dissolution of the old monarchical state (ruling since 1769), with particular reference to achievements made in the Central Command area, which includes the main base area, Rolpa.
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