The following statement is from the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist):
Greetings of 15th Anniversary of the People’s War
On the auspicious occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the Great People’s War launched with the goal of new democratic revolution, we extend our heartfelt Best Wishes and militant salutation to the entire Nepalese people and working people the world over. In this historic occasion, we would like to remind you the reality that the Nepalese revolution is heading towards the decisive turning point of great possibilities and serious challenges. On this occasion, expressing our emotional homage to all the great martyrs of People’s War, we would like to recall with high regard the disappeared fighters. We revise our strong resolution and firm commitment to move forward to the direction of ceaseless revolution to make the Great Dreams of the Martyrs come true. On this historical occasion of the People’s War Day, we express our deep sympathy to the wounded, disabled and the victims suffering from the damage of life and property in the course of people’s war.
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Tagged Armed Struggle, Badal, guerrilla warfare, New Democracy, People's Liberation Army, People's War, Prachanda, Protracted People's War, Ram Bahadur Thapa, Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), United Front
The following is from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:
Significance of the First Quarter Storm of 1970
Statement in Celebration of its 40th Anniversary
By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines
We are happy to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the First Quarter Storm of 1970. This was the series of protest mass actions, which began on January 25, 1970 and continued up to March of 1970. It is chronicled by Jose F. Lacaba’s Days of Disquiet and Nights of Rage and commented upon by Amado Guerrero’s First Quarter Storm of 1970.
At the beginning, ten thousand students, urban poor youth, workers and peasants massed in front of Congress in order to express themselves against the anti-national and anti-democratic policies of the Marcos regime and against the excessive spending of public money to reelect Marcos as president.
Their peaceful demonstration was brutally attacked by the police with truncheon and gunfire upon the signal of Marcos himself after delivering his “state of the nation address”. The demonstrators fought back for several hours with bare fists, wooden handles of placards and stones.
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Tagged Communist Party of the Philippines, First Quarter Storm, Jose Maria Sison, Kabataang Makabayan, Movement for a Democratic Philippines, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, New Democracy, New People's Army, People's War, Student Movements, Youth
This article by Amit Bhattacharyya, a professor of history at Jadavpur University in Kolkata was posted by Democratic Students Union on December 31, 2009.
War Against the People and the Historic Lalgarh Movement
The Indian ruling classes and the central government they have set up to serve them have very recently declared one of the most unjust and brutal wars against the people which is quite unprecedented in the history of our country. Such a massive mobilization of armed forces, paramilitary forces, police forces and air forces totalling around 1 lakh personnel, along with US-Israel military assistance of various types only highlights the magnitude of the war.
They have identified the Maoists as the ‘greatest threat to the internal security of the country since independence’ i.e, the security of the Indian ruling classes. The entire forested region in central and eastern India have been divided into seven Operating Areas, which they want to ‘clear’ within the next five years of all resistance, including that by the Maoists and other Naxalite organizations. A massive amount of money to the tune of Rs.7300 crore has already been earmarked for meeting the cost of this war.
The following is from the website www.bolivarsomostodos.org
According to the war reports coming from Eastern Bloc, Southern Bloc and United-Western Command, in June 2009 during the confrontations between guerrilla and enemy forces and the guerrilla attacks against these forces, at least 83 soldiers and police officers were killed and 103 injured.
As a result enemy forces have suffered totally 186 casualties in these regions. During the confrontations 6 of our comrades were killed, other 6 injured and 1 captured. The attacks on the enemy air forces have resulted 3 helicopters and 2 aircrafts damaged. A piranha military boat, an oil pipeline and 3 energy suppliers were destroyed. During the assault on the military bases and points we obtained 7 Galil and 1 M-16 automatic guns, 20 magazines and 740 bullets belonging to them, 9 M-26 and 2 M-60 bomb-launchers, innumerable mobile phones and military documents. We have not received the reports from other blocks and fronts for June 2009 yet.
The following article is from Dissident Voice:
Nepal: The Tactic of General Insurrection
by Gary Leupp / November 2nd, 2009
[N]ow we are focusing on the mass movement… [N]ow we [can] really practice what we have been preaching. That means the fusion of the strategy of PPW [Protracted People’s War] and the tactic of general insurrection. What we have been doing since 2005 is the path of preparation for general insurrection through our work in the urban areas and our participation in the coalition government.
– Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai, interview with the Britain-based World People’s Resistance Movement, October 26, 2009
Today (November 1) Nepal’s Maoists initiate, with torch rallies in Kathmandu, a mass movement to bring down the regime. This is the regime that succeeded the one their chair Prachanda headed as prime minister from August 2008 to May 2009–a compromise arrangement, always understood to be temporary and transitional, that collapsed when the Nepali Army refused to take orders from the Maoist prime minister.
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Tagged Baburam Bhattarai, electoral, Gary Leupp, general insurrection, Kathmandu, Nepal, People's War, strategy and tactics, UCPN-Maoist, Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)