[Marxism] Nepali and Philippino Maoists

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 11:26:44 MDT 2012

David is right about the limitations of the Nepali example.
BUT it is significant that the PLM is examining that experience not
primarily to justify reformist policies, but rather as part of its attempt
to deepen its break with the bankrupt (indeed murderous) policies of the
CPP, from which it broke -- as did others who went on to form other
parties, some of them even becoming Trotskyist.
This is an extremely important process, one which a friendly discussion
among comrades from various countries could advance.
And it's not just important for the Philippines itself, or for other
neocolonies in which ex-Maoist parties are grappling with similar questions.
It's also important in the US, where the International League of People's
Struggle, founded and led by the CPP, is seeking to build a base.
For more on other Philippines parties, see
and links at the bottom of that article.

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM, AudraDavid <AudraDavid at aol.com> wrote:

> It seems to that the "valuable lessons" Philippine Maoists can learn from
> their Nepali comrades concern how to talk socialism and build capitalism
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Mar 26, 2012, at 8:57 AM, marxism-request at greenhouse.economics.utah.eduwrote:
> > By *Reihana Mohideen*
> > March 20, 2012 -- 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.

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