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Nepalese Maoists on the Verge of Splitting

Thanks to comrade OskarMLM for making these reports available. According to these reports the left-wing of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) from the “hardline” under the leadership of comrade Mohan Baidya have, apparently, announced that they will split from the Party after May 27, which is the deadline for drafting a new constitution for Nepal. Of course keep in mind that these reports from bourgeois news sources and cannot be verified by The Speed of Dreams. 

The Speed of Dreams would also like to remind its readers of the formation of the Jan Sevak Bureau by the left-wing of the party out of the Young Communist League and disaffected members of the People’s Liberation Army. Read the rest of this entry

The Question of Women’s Leadership in People’s War in Nepal

By Hisila Yami (writing under the name Parvati). She is the wife of current Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and is a leading figure of the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (née the CPN (Maoist)) in her own right, making many important contributions to the study and practice of women’s liberation. She is also the author of important work People’s War and Women’s Liberation in Nepal.

As part of the lead up to International Women’s Day (March 8th) The Speed of Dreams is posting this important essay written during the now stalled People’s War in Nepal. In it Yami is sobering in her honesty about the historical role of women in revolution. She examines the role of women in the CPN(M)’s peasant-based People’s Liberation Army and also draws conclusions on the defeat and degeneration of past communist revolutions and the role played undefeated patriarchal social relations, within the vanguard party and in wider society. Read the rest of this entry

Comrade Kiran: On the Problems of the Party and Their Resolution

The follow is a translation of Comrade Kiran’s most recent report to the Central Committee of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). Thank have to go comrade Lamsal and the rest of  Next Front for making this document available in English.

This is latest in the back and fourth between the left-wing of the UCPN (M) lead by comrades Kiran, Bidal and Guarav against the rightist party leadership of Prime Minister Bhattarai and Chairman Prachanda.

These days Prachanda says the Maoist vanguard party is dying and Kiran says it is being born anew in the struggle against revisionism, opportunism and liquidationism. This is important as many comrades around the world, especially in Latin America, have begun to loose their patience with the UCPN (M), including the left-wing, for not definitively breaking with Bhattarai and Prachanda. These comrades label the UCPN (M) leftists as being merely the red fraction of the bourgeoisie. Read the rest of this entry