Maoists

Review: ‘Revolution in the Air’ by Max Elbaum - Loren Goldner

Loren Goldner reviews Max Elbaum's 'Revolution in the Air', and in the process critically examines Maoist and Third Worldist politics.

An introduction to radical politics in Kerala, India

Marxist-leninist, Communism in Kerala, India

There is a place in India where one cannot walk more than a block without seeing a white hammer and sickle upon a red flag. Giant stone statues of Lenin hide peculiarly behind coconut trees in lush overgrown plots of land and little old men read communist newspapers next to frescoes of Ernesto “Che” Guevara. This place is Kerala, India - A region in rapid transition from socialist pragmatism to capitalist wealth accumulation.

The predictable rise of a red bourgeoisie: the end of a mythical Nepalese Maoist 'revolution'

Reflections on the recent evolution of Maoism in Nepal.

"The fierce one" speaks with forked tongue; Nepalese Maoists leave government - sackings, lies and videotape

Last week (on Monday 4th May) Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Chairman and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (also known as Prachanda, "the fierce one") resigned. This was the latest twist in a long running power struggle.

Nepalese Maoists restate intention to ban strikes and other news

Reports of recent developments in Nepal and the Maoist-led government's proposed crackdown on workers' struggle.

Nepal: victory turns sour

As a strike wave sweeps the country, the Maoist leadership agrees to banning strikes.

Nepal; a nice little earner for the Maoist ruling class - in Lenin's footsteps

"First time as tragedy, second time as farce" - Lenin & Prachanda

Nepal's Maoist Party has won around 220 seats in the recent Constituent Assembly (CA) election, about one-third of the total. Though the largest party, they don't have an overall majority; they have stated their wish to lead a coalition government.

Maoists win the election in Nepal

Nepali Maoist flags

The Maoist party - former guerrillas CPN(M) - have won a clear majority in last week's elections. But what changes will this mean for Nepal's workers and peasants?

Nepal; Terai ethnic strike ends with concessions

Tharu women of the Terai

The general strike called by Madhesi ethnic groups of the southern Terai plains region has ended with most of their demands granted.

Ethnic-political tensions fracturing the Nepalese nation-state

In the Terai region of Nepal, on the southern plains, an indefinite general strike has been ongoing for over two weeks; curfews are in force.