[The following intervention by comrade Basanta elucidates further the crisis and opportunity faced by genuine revolutionaries in Nepal following the liquidation and merger into the NCP on May 18th. For another revolutionary perspective on these events, see Baidya’s intervention. Both texts were originally hosted on Banned Thought, and have been edited here for grammar. As always, […]

[Comrade Mohan Baidya has brought forward some unique and helpful insights regarding the quandary that now exists concerning the refoundation of the CPN through the merger of the CPN(UML) and UCPN(MC). Having played a formative role in the development of the CPN(M) throughout the people’s war in Nepal, and later having led the split in […]

[This open letter, first published by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) in 2009, after the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) won a majority in the government and Prachanda was made Prime Minister in the country, bears a number of important lessons for us now. The situation in Nepal now is different than it […]

Article by Com. (Dr.) Baburam Bhattarai, Chairman, United People’s Front-Nepal From The Worker, #4, May 1998, reprinted by bannedthought.net (http://www.bannedthought.net/Nepal/Worker/Worker-04/Bhattarai-RationaleOfPW-W04.htm) “At a certain stage of their development, the material productive forces of society come in conflict with the existing relations of production, or – what is but a legal expression for the same thing – […]

One of the most horrific forms of capitalist exploitation today is to be found in South Asia: bonded labor. This contemporary form of slavery, despite being illegal, is practiced in all sectors of South Asian economies, mainly in India, Nepal and Pakistan and exists both as a rural and urban phenomenon. Bonded labor is “the […]

Bangla, Italian, Spanish, and Turkish translations included.

This is what revisionism leads to: collusion with imperialism. The Unified Communist Party of Nepal has not merely given up the struggle for revolution. It is activity taking part in training exercises conducted by the United States. The actions of the UCPN not only aid imperialism within Nepal, regionally, and globally. Its willingness to openly collude […]

The reformed Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) recently held its seventh general convention. It was the first such event since it formally split from the revisionist Unified Communist Party of Nepal last summer. During and immediately after the convention, the CPN-Maoist vowed to carry forth a strategy of ‘people’s revolt.’ They also took the opportunity […]

The radical faction of the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has recently threatened to form its own political command aimed at relaunching the people’s war, a 10 year long countryside-based insurrection which ended in 2006 after the Maoists joined a coalition government with other mainstream parties to oust the country’s centuries-old monarchy.

The radical faction, led by party Vice-Chairman Mohan Baidya (also known as Kiran), has threatened to create “another Maoist party” if specific measures are not taken to write a constitution which gives basic assurance to the country’s masses and the sanctioned reversals of past social gains are not halted. Those amongst the radical faction have accused party leaders of selling out the goals of the revolution for their own private interest, acting against party policy, making unilateral decisions and capitulating to Indian expansionism and capitalism. (1)

Lekhnath Neupane, the former leader of the Maoist-aligned All Nepal National Independent Student Union, announced he plans on quitting the UCPN. During a press conference on December 19th, he said the parities stating its leadership has fallen back from their communist ideals and become a tool for imperialism, “The UCPN (Maoist) is on the path of ruin due to foreign agents in the party and I am quitting the party soon due to this reason.”

He also warned, “preparations are underway to form another People’s Liberation Army by constituting another communist party…” Both factions of the UCPN have recently held secret meetings in which the other faction was not invited. (2) (3) Continue reading

This essay by Bernard D’Mello was published last month by Monthly Review. In it, the author provides a multi-faceted, definite view of Maoism. We are posting it here for critical discussion, in large part because it approaches Maoism from a historical perspective and describes it as an outgrowth and class and ideological struggles. Posting here […]

This article originally appeared at The Next Front. Reposting here is for discussion and does not imply agreement or endorsement.- Nick Recently,  in the meeting of standing committee,  senior vice chairman  of UNCP , Comrade Mohan Baidhya  ‘Kiran’ registered another note of dissent regarding the issue of PLA integration. Dahal denied the latest Central committee […]