[Marxism] Maoists agree to coalition government in Nepal

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 10 11:41:56 MST 2006


(The main danger to the Nepalese revolution is in its own leadership.
The class background of these forces is petty bourgeois. From
university circles these revolutionaries moved into rural areas where
they gathered strength as guerrilla fighters dedicated to agrarian
reform. Their aims were nationalist and equalitarian independence
from foreign domination, and end to government corruption, reduction
of special privileges, improvements for the poor. These aims coincided 
with those of small business and therefore attracted support from 
sections of the bourgeoisie smarting under the monarchy.
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Does this analysis sound at all familiar? With cookie-cutters instead
of materialist analysis, it's easy to provide the correct solution, just
change the names and readers will see how easy Marxism is to learn.

NEPAL: A Revolution Lost:
Had a genuinely revolutionary organisation existed in Nepal the
revolutionary movement could have been united around a socialist
programme and capitalism and the feudal/tribal backwardness of 
Nepal would have been abolished.
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The task facing the Nepalese masses is to build a party capable of
leading the revolution to victory and capable of abolishing
capitalism and landlordism. However, a socialist revolution could not
survive on its own, isolated within the confines of the state of
Nepal. Revolutionary Nepal would link its struggle with the class
struggle in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and China. The salvation of
Nepal, indeed of the whole of the subcontinent, will be found in the
establishment of a Socialist Federation of Asia.
http://www.marxist.com/nepal-revolution-lost-masses-struggle301006.htm

Ortega wins Nicaraguan elections:
This sharp turn to the right on the part of the Sandinista leadership
may also explain why Ortega only received 38%. In the conditions of
Nicaragua, with 80% of the population living in poverty, one would
think that Ortega would have won by a much bigger margin. What this
shows is that in spite of his attempts to appease the ruling
oligarchy, to give the rich guarantees about their property and so
on, this does not win the support of a significant section of those
who should be voting for the Sandinistas.

By not putting forward a convincing revolutionary programme, Ortega
has sent out a message that he will not challenge the fundamental
interests of the rich who control the Nicaraguan economy.

If Ortega really wanted the vote of all the poor then that could only
have been achieved by putting forward a revolutionary programme. It
is true that he has promised better schools, hospitals and so on. But
he has not explained how he is going to pay for all this.
http://www.marxist.com/ortega-wins-nicaraguan-elections081106-2.htm

Bolivia at the Crossroads:
http://www.marxist.com/bolivia-crossroads-revolution111006.htm

Cuba at the Crossroads:
The main danger to the Cuban revolution is in its own leadership. 
The class background of the Castro forces is petty bourgeois. From
university circles these revolutionaries moved into rural areas where
they gathered strength as guerrilla fighters dedicated to agrarian
reform. Their aims were nationalist and equalitarian ? independence
from foreign domination, and end to government corruption, reduction
of special privileges, improvements for the poor.

These aims coincided with those of small business and therefore
attracted support from sections of the Cuban bourgeoisie smarting
under the Batista dictatorship.
http://www.walterlippmann.com/catc.html


Elvitz Pretzel
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Nepal Gives Peace a Chance

Kathmandu, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nepalese government signed on
Thursday a final six-point agreement between the Seven Party Alliance
and the rebels, while negotiations progressed significantly this
week.

Official sources said the Council of Ministers met early on Thursday
to okay the agreement, which was approved by the party leaders and
the guerrillas on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala demanded from that authority
that it be put into practice.

Hours later, during his appearance in parliament, the minister said
the agreement imposed new responsibilities on the political groups
involved.

Koirala also warned the le legislators about the possibility that
reactionary forces conspire to destroy it.

hr/iom/alc/mf

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Maoists agree to coalition government in Nepal
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/08/asia/AS_GEN_Nepal_Rebels.php







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