[Marxism] Discussions with the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist): Lessons for the Philippine left | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Fri Mar 23 21:28:40 MDT 2012


By *Reihana Mohideen*

[A contribution to /Ang Masa/ (The Masses), a monthly magazine published 
by the Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Labouring Masses), following 
the author's recent visit to Nepal.]

March 20, 2012 -- /Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ -- 
While Nepal is very different from the Philippines in many key aspects 
of the country's economy, society and politics, nevertheless the 
experience of the Maoist movement in that country holds valuable lessons 
for the Philippine left -- both the Maoists and the non-Maoist 
revolutionary movements.

In Nepal we see the successful implementation of a people's war 
strategy, followed by and combined with the development of an 
insurrectionary urban mass movement, which resulted in the overthrow of 
a feudal monarchy, the declaration of a federal democratic republic, the 
establishment of a constituent assembly and a successful intervention in 
elections in 2008 by the United Communist Party of Nepal -- Maoist 
(UCPN-M).

Today the UCPN-M has entered a new phase of the struggle, significantly 
different from the previous phase of the "people's war". Both phases of 
the struggle, the "people's war" phase to overthrow the monarchy and the 
current period of a revolutionary government, hold important lessons for 
us in the Philippines.

Full article at http://links.org.au/node/2789

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