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  • China: Bo Xilai is down, but not out yet

    05/31/2012 7:12:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    China Post ^ | 05/31/12 | David Kan Ting
    Bo Xilai is down, but not out yet Thursday, May 31, 2012 By David Kan Ting, Special to The China Post The oft-quoted Chinese saying, “people's eyes are snow-brilliant,” (人民的眼睛是雪亮的) has a ring of truth, after all. The adage, attributable to Chairman Mao Zedong, asserts that the eyes of people are piercing and sharp, able to see the difference between right and wrong, and to penetrate the smoke and mirrors of the reactionaries and counterrevolutionaries. The chairman seems to have got it right again this time as mainland China is rocked by scandal after scandal. Time magazine called the country...
  • Former Maoist rebel Prachanda elected as Nepal Prime Minister

    08/03/2016 3:53:30 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    First post ^ | 3 August 2016 | Reuters
    Nepal's parliament elected former Maoist rebel chief Prachanda, who led a decade-long insurgency that toppled a Hindu monarchy, as prime minister on Wednesday after predecessor KP Oli resigned rather than face defeat in a vote of no confidence. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, 61, who still uses a nom de guerre that means "Fierce", won 363 votes out of the 573 cast in the 595-member parliament, Speaker Onsari Gharti said. He becomes the 24th prime minister in 26 years since the Himalayan nation adopted multi-party democracy in 1990 and the eighth since the 239-year-old monarchy was abolished eight years ago. ...Political change...
  • Maoists still a force 50 years after the Cultural Revolution

    05/15/2016 3:55:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2016 3:57 AM EDT | Gerry Shih
    Fifty years after Mao Zedong unleashed the decade-long Cultural Revolution to reassert his authority and revive his radical communist agenda, the spirit of modern Chinas founder still exerts a powerful pull. Millions of people were persecuted, publicly humiliated, beaten or killed during the upheaval, as zealous factionalism metastasized countrywide, tearing apart Chinese society at a most basic level. [] It was only in 1981 five years after Maos death that Chinas government officially pronounced the Cultural Revolution a catastrophe. But in the ancient city of Luoyang, the old, the poor and the marginalized gather daily in the main...
  • Flesh banquets of Chinas Cultural Revolution remain unspoken, 50 years on

    05/11/2016 7:28:12 PM PDT · by OddLane · 39 replies
    AFP ^ | May 11, 2016 | AFP
    At the height of the frenzy of Chinas Cultural Revolution, victims were eaten at macabre flesh banquets, but 50 years after the turmoil began, the Communist Party is suppressing remembrance and historical reckoning of the era and its excesses. Launched by Mao in 1966 to topple his political enemies after the failure of the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution saw a decade of violence and destruction nationwide as party-led class conflict devolved into social chaos.
  • China's Leader Embraces Mao as He Tightens Grip on Country (Good Analysis)

    08/21/2013 4:22:08 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/16/2013 | Jeremy Page
    WUHAN, ChinaOn a visit here in July, Chinese President Xi Jinping went to a lakeside villa where Mao Zedong spent summers in the 1950s enjoying such luxuries as a swimming pool and air conditioning. Opening a new exhibition there that makes no mention of the millions who died under Mao's leadership, Mr. Xi declared that the villa should be a center for educating youth about patriotism and revolution. A week earlier, he went to a village from which Mao attacked Beijing in 1949. There, Mr. Xi vowed that "our red nation will never change color." It isn't just Mr. Xi's...
  • China says its colleges must champion core socialist values

    01/19/2015 11:34:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2015 12:33 AM EST | Jack Chang
    Chinas leadership has issued guidelines requiring universities to strengthen ideological controls in classrooms and telling professors to champion Marxism, traditional culture and socialist core values. The orders come as President Xi Jinping tightens his grip on political power and cracks down on the encroachment of supposed Western values such as press freedom and civil society groups. [] Willy Lam, a political analyst at Chinese University in Hong Kong, said other professors were reporting tighter controls, including government monitors filing covert reports on classroom lectures. Control over professors has significantly tightened since Xi took power in late 2012, Lam said....
  • Teachers instructed to teach all right wing extremist groups are fascist [VIDEO]

    01/19/2014 11:31:32 AM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies ^ | january 18, 2014 | grae stafford
    In the margin of the teachers edition, the teacher is instructed to explain the term fascist to the students and to point out that the term fascist is now applied to all right-wing extremist groups.
  • OREGON: Govt. official: those who resist gay marriage must be rehabilitated

    08/19/2013 2:03:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    "Hold high the great red banner of Mao Zedong Thought--thoroughly smash the rotting counterrevolutionary revisionist line in literature and art" - 1967 During the Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976 the time when the greatest damage was being done in the name of the Spirit of Vatican II) people were bullied into rejection of thes ji, the Four Olds:Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas. The Four Olds were equated with monsters and demons, cow ghosts and snake spirits, that had to be purged.The conforming hoards, taken up in a frenzy of fear and zeal, marched in...
  • Former Red Guard regrets causing mother's death during Cultural Revolution

    08/14/2013 4:01:05 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    SCMP ^ | Wednesday, 07 August, 2013 | Jeremy Blum
    A former Red Guard is seeking repentance for accusing his mother of being a counter-revolutionary during the Cultural Revolution - an act that led to her execution. Zhang Hongbing is a 60-year-old lawyer from Anhui province and a far cry from the young boy who accused his mother of anti-Maoist comments 46 years ago. Two months after the accusation, his mother was executed by firing squad, and Zhang has lived a life of regret ever since. I will never be able to forgive myself, Zhang said in a recent interview with The Beijing News. Originally a member of the Red...
  • Patent Reform Act Threatens Engine of Prosperity (China Wins)

    08/31/2011 7:58:52 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies
    Big Government ^ | August 30th | Bob McCarty
    On the day we arrived in Washington, April 12, 1997, we tuned in to C-Span just in time to see the House of Representatives pass H.400 on a voice vote. Not one member of the House of Representatives demanded a roll call vote on a bill that would severely emasculate a core function of the federal government. When we were finally able to obtain a copy of S.507, we read it very carefully and we were horrified. Never in all of our years as lobbyists had we ever read a worse piece of legislation. If we had ever wondered what...

    06/23/2010 11:52:25 AM PDT · by · 27 replies ^ | June 23, 2010 | Tom Skypek
    So it looks like the classic 1984 war film Red Dawn, starring Patrick Swayzee and Charlie Sheen, is being remade. This time, though, the Chinese will be the invaders. If you havent seen the original, you should definitely check it out. Red Dawn was listed as #15 on National Review Onlines list of the Best Conservative Movies.
  • GLENN BECK's Homework: "Philip Dru Administrator: a Story of Tomorrow 1920 - 1935"

    05/27/2010 1:14:26 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 12 replies · 1,210+ views and Glenn Beck ^ | 1911 and re-released "July 17, 2006" | Col. Edward Mandell House
    At the end of Glenn Beck's show on Fox News on May 26, 2010, he told us to find and read "Philip Dru: Administrator". This is a link to that story, so we can compare it with what Obama, ( read Barack Obama: Administrator. A History of Today. ) will do next. The book was written by Col. Edward Mandell House "Blueprint for Tyranny". Though Philip Dru: Administrator is written in the form of a novel to make it more acceptable to the general public, it is a blueprint for the radical socialist revolution that occurred in the United States...
  • Maurice Strong's authoritarian saviour

    11/30/2009 6:09:15 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 915+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | November 18th | Neil Reynolds
    Hollywood isn't alone in its anticipation of Armageddon. Writing in the summer issue of World Policy Journal, Maurice Strong - Canada's very own prophet of doom - unequivocally embraces the apocalypse. Straight-forwardly entitled "Facing Down Armageddon: Environment at a Crossroads," Mr. Strong's essay ends with a dire warning. "Human existence is at risk," he says. "We face an Armageddon that is both real and imminent." Yet he implicitly grasps for hope - choosing at any rate not to specify (as the new film 2012 does) the precise day, month and year of the catastrophe. More so than most people who...
  • Red China: The CCP's Disturbing Revival of Maoism

    11/19/2009 5:38:23 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 554+ views
    Jamestown Foundation China Brief ^ | 11/19/2009 | Willy Lam
    As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership tries to convince President Barack Obama and other world leaders that China is eagerly integrating itself with the global marketplace, the ultra-conservative norms and worldview of Chairman Mao Zedong are making a big comeback in public life. In provinces and cities that foreign dignitaries are unlikely to visit, vintage Cultural Revolution-era totems are proliferating. In Chongqing, a mega-city of 32 million people in western China, Mao sculptureswhich were feverishly demolished soon after the late patriarch Deng Xiaoping catalyzed the reform era in 1978are being erected throughout government offices, factories and universities. A newly...
  • White Houses Anita Dunn Claims Mao Praise Was An Innocent Joke

    10/20/2009 8:27:22 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 42 replies · 1,467+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 20, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Standup comedian Anita Dunn, who doubles as President Obamas White House communications director, now claims she was only joking when praised Mao Zedong by calling him one of the two people that I turn to most, Glenn Beck revealed on his TV show today. Hilarious! There have to be 70 million murdered Chinese rolling in the aisles! What a knee-slapper. Beck revealed last week that Dunn idolizes Mao, the brutal Communist dictator of China responsible for the slaughter of tens of millions of innocent victims.
  • A Trip Down Maoist Memory Lane

    10/18/2009 8:28:38 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 17 replies · 919+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 17, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    With Glenn Beck's revelation a few days ago that an admirer of Mao Zedong named Anita Dunn works as communications director in the Obama White House, it's time for a trip down Maoist memory lane. Dunn has been chosen by President Obama to lead his war against Fox News. Its good to know she draws inspiration from a bloodthirsty totalitarian dictator as she helps to lead the Obama administrations assault on the First Amendment. Dunn, who said that the most accomplished mass murderer of all time was one of the two people that I turn to most, is not the...
  • Ask David Horowitz: What Do We Need To Know About Maoism?

    10/16/2009 5:26:42 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies · 671+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | october 16, 2009 | David Horowitz
    David Swindle Asks: The news just came out that White House communications director Anita Dunn is influenced by Communist dictator Mao Tse Tung. This will no doubt prompt further investigations and challenges regarding Dunn's political views. I recall from Radical Son that when you were still a Marxist and first became acquainted with Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton one of your initial disagreements was over the merits of Maoism. Even as a Marxist you were opposed to Maoism. What do people need to know about this particular school of Marxism? How should we respond differently than if Dunn had...
  • Obama White House Flak A Maoist?

    10/16/2009 6:28:21 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 44 replies · 2,037+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 16, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama White House communications director Anita Dunn idolizes Mao Zedong, the brutal Communist dictator of China responsible for the slaughter of tens of millions of innocent victims, Glenn Beck just revealed on his TV show. Mao, who is arguably the greatest mass murderer in history, is one of the two people that I turn to most, Dunn is shown saying in a videotaped speech. (The other person she identified was Mother Teresa.) In a sane world this revelation about Mao would have Dunn already cleaning out her desk, her career in tatters.
  • Fujimori

    08/18/2009 9:25:35 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 9 replies · 739+ views
    New English Review ^ | August 1, 2009 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Fujimori by Theodore Dalrymple (August 2009) Does the end justify the means? This question, difficult to answer in the abstract with a categorical negative or affirmative, occurred to me when I read that Alberto Fujimori, former president of Peru, had been sentenced to seven and a half years imprisonment for corruption, to run concurrently with the twenty-five years he is already serving for abuse of human rights. As it happens, I was in Peru just before, during and after the election that first brought Fujimori to power. His opponent was the world-famous novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa, who I, like many...
  • Fujimori

    08/05/2009 11:08:33 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 10 replies · 662+ views
    New English Review ^ | Aug 2009 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Fujimori by Theodore Dalrymple (August 2009) Does the end justify the means? This question, difficult to answer in the abstract with a categorical negative or affirmative, occurred to me when I read that Alberto Fujimori, former president of Peru, had been sentenced to seven and a half years imprisonment for corruption, to run concurrently with the twenty-five years he is already serving for abuse of human rights. As it happens, I was in Peru just before, during and after the election that first brought Fujimori to power. His opponent was the world-famous novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa, whom I, like many...
  • Nepal's Maoist double-cross

    05/07/2009 1:35:16 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 3 replies · 297+ views
    Teh Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2009 | Editorial
    So the chairman of Nepal's Maoist radicals brags that he and his fellow-travellers tricked United Nations officials and admits that the 2006 peace deal was a sham - and gets caught on videotape doing it. The video of the recently resigned Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, was shot in January 2008 and just surfaced.
  • Cambodians mark 30 years since fall of Pol Pot

    01/07/2009 12:52:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies · 1,237+ views
    Reuters Via Boston .com ^ | January 7, 2009 | By Ek Madra
    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thousands of Cambodian survivors of the Khmer Rouge "Killing Fields" marked 30 years Wednesday since the fall of Pol Pot's ultra-Maoist regime, blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people. Up to 80,000 people packed into the capital's Olympic stadium for a rally organized by the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), descendant of the puppet government installed by Hanoi after its troops ousted Beijing-backed Pol Pot on January 7, 1979. "We have always remembered those who sacrificed their lives to save us from genocide," aging CPP President and former guerrilla Chea Sim told the cheering crowd....
  • Nepal Maoists win half of directly elected Assembly seats

    04/20/2008 9:52:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 99+ views
    KATMANDU: Nepal's Chief Election Official said that Maoists have won half of the directly elected seats in elections for a Constitution-drafting Assembly. The ex-rebels who are formally known as Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) have won 120 of the 240 directly elected seats. Counting is continuing for three seats, but the Maoists are not expected to win those. The directly elected seats make up only about 40 per cent of the total seats in the Assembly, but the Maoists' win of half of these seats shows their level of support. Most of the additional seats are to be allotted...
  • They need inferiors

    04/06/2008 8:13:46 PM PDT · by red state girl · 13 replies · 97+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | April 7, 2008 | Bruce Walker
    The apparent madness of Leftists opposing any drilling for oil in ANWR, where the environmental impact is practically nil and which would immediately begin to ratchet down the price of oil, and Leftists simultaneously railing against big oil companies for high oil prices is only apparently mad. The Left wants the price of oil high. The Left wants the price of all necessities like food and medicine high. The fact that this causes general misery and that this causes particular misery among the lower middle class does not prevent the Left from taking this perverse position. That fact is the...
  • Taking Marxism to China; Vermont socialists are trying to revive socialism.

    07/05/2007 4:39:06 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 592+ views
    Guardian ^ | 07/05/07 | David Boaz
    Marxism is a bore in China, but tie-dyed American socialists are trying to revive it. Apparently it's easier to believe in socialism if you haven't actually tried to live under it. The Los Angeles Times reports: It isn't easy teaching Marxism in China these days. "It's a big challenge," acknowledged Tao, a likable man who demonstrates remarkable patience in the face of students more interested in capitalism than "Das Kapital." The students say he isn't the problem. "It's not the teacher," said sophomore Liu Di, a finance major whose shaggy auburn hair hangs, John Lennon-style, along either side of his...
  • Nepalese rebels renounce violence (Commies win civil war)

    11/08/2006 6:49:23 PM PST · by minus_273 · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Nepal's top rebel leader, Prachanda, has declared an end to violence after 10 years of armed insurgency. The announcement came after a peace deal which will see the Maoists join an interim government within a month. The accord has been welcomed by Nepal's politicians, as well as by giant neighbour India and the US and UK. The BBC's Charles Haviland in Kathmandu says there are genuine hopes the deal will end the decade-long conflict in which about 13,000 people were killed. Welcomed The rebel leader said the Maoists had a "new vision" for the country and would use politics, not...
  • Bolivian Witch Hunts

    09/01/2006 3:24:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 725+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 1, 2006 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    There is something about Bolivian President Evo Morales that doesn't inspire confidence in a prosperous, democratic future for his country. And it's not only the fashion statement he makes with the striped sweater he wears like a uniform. For a good many Bolivians it's the erosion of civil liberties under his leadership. Just ask Marcela Nogales, a 47-year-old mother of two pre-teens who holds a master's degree in auditing and financial control from Bolivian Catholic University in a joint program with Harvard University. Mrs. Nogales, who was the general manager of the Central Bank of Bolivia for five years until...
  • Take Up the Red Flag on May 1st (Revolutionary Communist Party illegal immigrant garbage)

    04/27/2006 9:55:57 PM PDT · by pravknight · 44 replies · 1,706+ views
    Revolution ^ | Revolutionary Communist Party
    Take up the Red Flag on May First May First is the revolutionary holiday of the international proletariat--the worldwide class with nothing to lose but its chains, and the class that can lead all humanity to a world without slavery in any form. On May First, the proletariat affirms its internationalist outlook: The proletarians have no country, and a mission to bring about a world where no more borders define relations of exploitation and oppression. This year, May First also will be marked by immigrants' rights demonstrations in many cities in the US. The fact that these protests are happening...
  • India's Ragtag Band of Maoists Takes Root Among Rural Poor

    05/12/2006 10:30:28 PM PDT · by The Lion Roars · 7 replies · 344+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2006 | John Lancaster
    BASTAR FOREST, India -- He's 30 years old, speaks English and is conversant in the language of e-mail and the Internet. Friendly and self-confident, he could be a manager in a call center, or perhaps a software engineer on one of India's gleaming high-tech campuses. But "Comrade M," as he asks to be called, prefers a different line of work: waging war on the Indian state. Armed with a battered Lee-Enfield rifle that he laughingly describes as "senior to me," the university graduate in an olive-drab uniform with a red star on the breast was one of about 30 Maoist...
  • Mao, Marx and More

    04/13/2006 8:34:10 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 16 replies · 1,426+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 13, 2006 | Julia A. Seymour
    The only reason why Mao Zedung is given the bad reputation he has is because of the bourgeois press and their racism toward the Chinese, said Marlene Kowals professor on the first day of the history class, Contemporary China. Kowal, a senior at Temple University in Pennsylvania, offered a number of examples of things frequently said in classrooms at Temple and presumably at other universities across the country when she spoke last week at the Academic Freedom conference in Washington, D.C. In the same class, Kowals professor declared herself to be a Maoist and that the purpose of her teaching...
  • India to crack down on Maoist rebels

    04/02/2006 7:45:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 307+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 3 2006 | Jo Johnson
    Under pressure to crack down on a Maoist rebellion, Manmohan Singh, Indias prime minister, will review counter-insurgency plans at a meeting with state chief ministers to be held on April 13. In the wake of a recent hijacking of a train by Maoists in the northern state of Jharkand and the storming of a jail in neighbouring Bihar, Mr Singh has been criticised for failing to prevent the collapse of local government in vast swathes of the country. Thirteen state governments met in New Delhi on Friday to thrash out a strategy to combat Maoist guerrillas operating with increasing impunity...
  • Peru's guerrillas back on warpath in alliance with drug barons

    03/20/2006 5:09:57 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 310+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 20/03/2006 | Jeremy McDermott
    Aucayacu - Peru's brutal rebel movement, the Shining Path, long thought to be all but extinct, is on the warpath again, boosted by an alliance with drug traffickers. Its Maoist guerrillas almost vanished after the capture of their founder and leader, Abimael Guzman, in 1993, with only a few hundred left sheltering in remote highlands. But those mountains are now the setting for a dramatic growth in cultivating coca to produce cocaine, and veteran fighters are now serving new masters, the drug barons. The Shining Path once forced the whole country to its knees in a war that claimed 70,000...

    02/27/2006 11:49:49 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 339+ views
    Reuters | February 27, 2006
  • Yahoo Writer Jailed in China

    02/09/2006 2:49:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 437+ views
    Red Herring ^ | February 9, 2006
    The portals information leads to an 8-year prison term as writer purportedly joins scores of cyberdissidents in Chinese prisons. February 9, 2006 Internet portal Yahoo provided information about another of its members to the Chinese government, leading to the second such arrest uncovered in recent months, a journalist rights group charged on Thursday. Reporters Without Borders said Li Zhi, a Yahoo customer and cyberdissident, received an eight-year prison sentence in December 2003 based on electronic records supplied by Yahoo. The group claims 49 cyberdissidents and 32 journalists are currently in prison in China for posting articles and criticism of the...
  • Nepal Maoists bought arms from India during truce

    12/24/2005 12:33:42 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies · 486+ views
    IANS ^ | 23 Dec 2005
    Kathmandu : Nepal's Maoist guerrillas took advantage of the ceasefire called by them in September to buy arms from India, the official media here reported Friday. The Rising Nepal daily, the mouthpiece of the government headed by King Gyanendra, said the information was given to the Royal Nepalese Army by an ex-Maoist "combatant". The informer, the daily said, was a 13-year-old girl from Ilam district in eastern Nepal. Ishwara Neupane aka Richa, who reportedly surrendered to security forces and was presented at a press conference at the district administration office in Jhapa, also in eastern Nepal, was quoted as saying...
  • NY Times publishes Anti-Bush"The World Can't Wait" smear ad

    12/14/2005 10:05:37 AM PST · by lOKKI · 55 replies · 2,074+ views
    While the New York Times has proven itself to be selective in it's reporting all the details about the war in Iraq, it seems to have no problem running attack ads on President Bush in regards to the same. As Bill O'Reilly reported on FOX News tonight, World Can't Wait's "next phase of the battle to drive out the Bush regime by placing a full page ad in the NY Times" ran on page A17 in the Times today The ad along with coordinated fliers make radical claims including the following: "Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is...
  • Tamil Tigers Training Nepalese Rebels: An Interview Revealing All (Among Others)

    11/27/2005 4:13:30 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 10 replies · 493+ views
    South Asia Tribune ^ | July 8, 2005 | Arun Rajnath
    NEW DELHI, July 8: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or Sri Lankas Tamil Tigers as they are commonly known, are providing military training to the Maoist rebels of Nepal in Bihar near the Nepalese borders. Some French trainers have also been hired, a Maoist rebel leader revealed to the South Asia Tribune.
  • "The Maoists are Working Hard to Carve Out Their Own Country" (The Suckers Are Getting Ambitious)

    11/27/2005 4:08:31 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 2 replies · 600+ views
    South Asia Tribune ^ | July 24, 2005 | Arun Rajnath
    JALPAIGURI (Indo-Nepal-Bhutan-Bangladesh Border), July 24: Over 165 Maoist cadres are being trained in Bhutan at present, as Bhutan has been included in the future Maoist country, Dandkaranya Desam. The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and Kamtapur Liberation Organization (KLO) are imparting the training. A senior leader of the Standing Committee of a Maoist outfit confirmed this to the South Asia Tribune.
  • Nepal's 'tyrant' king isolated by Maoist deal

    11/22/2005 11:44:21 PM PST · by sagar · 63 replies · 568+ views ^ | 11/23/2005 | Thomas Bell
    Nepal's Maoist rebels entered a pact with opposition politicians yesterday in a move to isolate King Gyanendra, who seized full power nine months ago. Under the deal the communists, who control most rural areas, would lay down their arms under United Nations supervision while a new constitution is drafted. They say they will become a democratic party if the king is removed. More than 12,500 people have died in their near 10-year campaign to turn the Himalayan monarchy into a communist republic. The announcement came in statements from the Maoists and seven opposition parties, following recent talks in New Delhi....
  • Nepal Maoists ready to surrender under UN supervision

    11/19/2005 9:33:45 PM PST · by sagar · 16 replies · 538+ views
    Times Of India ^ | Nov 20, 2005
    KATHMANDU: Nepal's Maoist rebels, spearheading a decade-old insurgency, have agreed to lay down arms under UN supervision and support the movement launched by an alliance of seven political parties to limit King Gyanendra's role as a titular head, highly placed sources said on Saturday. During the "secret" parleys with the alliance leaders in New Delhi, the rebels also indicated that they would extend the ceasefire period by a month, they said. The rebels had announced a three-month unilateral truce in September, which expires on December 3. Though there was no official confirmation of the talks either by the royal government...
  • Freep of WCW/Troops Out now protest in Madison WI

    11/06/2005 9:12:44 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 21 replies · 2,009+ views
    Freep of the World Cant Wait/Troops out now protest in Madison. They smelled like moonbats. Most of the pictures were of the lefties, but there is a picture of a ProtestWarrior holding a PW sign in it (It is me).
  • US aid to Nepal would be menace: US Ambassador Moriarty

    10/28/2005 4:24:18 PM PDT · by sagar · 15 replies · 360+ views
    Kantipur Online ^ | October 27, 2005 | KOL Report
    KATHMANDU, Oct 28 - US ambassador to Nepal James F Moriarty on Thursday said that US aid to Nepal would be dangerous, as it would weaken the mainstream political parties and empower the king, The Kathmandu Post daily reported Friday. Speaking during a programme at Tansen, Palpa yesterday Moriarty hinted that US aid to Nepal would be resumed only if the power is handed over to the parties and added, "US suspended aid to Nepal owing to the Feb 1 takeover that increased the gulf between the parties and the king." He also suggested the king to take one step...
  • Communists in our Midst - Communism, UN, liberals & the threat to the US

    10/08/2005 5:14:03 PM PDT · by Dittohead68 · 26 replies · 1,619+ views
    Does this sound familiar? EXCERPTS FROM THE NAKED COMMUNIST Former FBI agent, Cleon Skoussen, in 1958, in his book, THE NAKED COMMUNIST, revealed among other things, these long term goals of the communist agenda. The information is in the Congressional Record August 1963 and in the Communist Manifesto: U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of moral strength. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. Provide American aid...
  • Maoists appeal to UN for help to maintain peace

    09/12/2005 1:08:45 AM PDT · by sagar · 3 replies · 372+ views
    KATHMANDU: Nepals Maoist rebels have appealed to the United Nations for help to maintain peace, saying a ceasefire they announced last week was at risk because the government was trying to sabotage the truce. Maoist chief Prachanda last week announced a unilateral truce for three months in a move to win the support of the kingdoms mainstream parties opposed to King Gyanendra, who sacked the government and assumed absolute power in February. We appeal to the United Nations and the international community to raise a stronger voice for a democratic solution and for the aspiration of the Nepali people for...
  • Amnesty condemns Nepal vigilantes

    08/02/2005 9:24:33 PM PDT · by minus_273 · 7 replies · 291+ views
    BBVnews ^ | 8/3/05 | Jill McGivering
    A new phenomenon in Nepal - village vigilante groups, known as village defence forces, to fight against Maoist rebels - has caused an overall escalation in violence there, Amnesty International says. Many villagers are angry at the Maoist rebels A new report by the human rights group criticises the government of Nepal for supporting these armed civilian groups. But Nepal's home minister told the BBC there was nothing wrong with them, describing them as self-defence. In its report, Amnesty International says it is alarmed, accusing these forces of being responsible for a growing number of human rights abuses. The forces...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • The Return of the Soviet Union

    07/05/2005 9:41:19 AM PDT · by TheBigPicture · 21 replies · 4,050+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | May 6, 2005 | David Satter
    May 6, 2005 The Return of the Soviet Union by David Satter When President Bush ascends the reviewing stand in Red Square on May 9 for ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, he may find that his presence is being used less to mark a historic anniversary than to rehabilitate the Soviet Union. The anniversary has unleashed a wave of nostalgia for the Soviet Union. A report by the RIA press agency said, "all the veterans agree that the great love that the Soviet people had for their country and their belief in the righteousness...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Moms tell recruiters: Leave My Child Alone!

    07/02/2005 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Alia · 253 replies · 4,596+ views
    People's Weekly World ^ | 06-30-05 | Tim Wheeler
    WASHINGTON Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, They offer these trinkets to lure our children to enlist, Watson said in a phone interview from her home in Bolinas, Calif. This is very aggressive, demographic targeting to have conversations with our kids that should not be happening. All branches of the military are falling short of recruiting goals as parents say, in effect, Hell no! My kids wont go! Watson blasted the...