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Lal Salam -- From the fontline in Nepal

Ben Peterson is a Socialist Alliance member currently residing in Nepal and his blog is an exciting record of the revolution there, complete with photographs. Make sure you bookmark it: Lal Salam - Revolution in the Himalayas.
Lal salam! Lal Salam is Nepali for Red Salute, and is the greeting of the Maoists who are turning the world upside down in this small and impoverished Himalayan nation. This blog follows the situation in Nepal, and how the radical changes in Nepal are affecting its people, and the people of all South Asia.
Festival of the Oppressed

...The leaders who had just been elected carrying a banner through the neighbouring town of Kirtipur at about 10 at night after the result was finally announced. Power shedding and rain shortened the celebrations considerably. Locals lined the streets and cheered as well as the students marched by.

These rallies- and the others that i haven't seen are occurring in a situation that is becoming increasingly tense. The winter session of the parliament has just been called,and the opposition (inside and out of the government) is putting the heat on the Maoists. With the mass rallies and bi-elections in the next couple of weeks it can all change very quickly and very intensely.

So in a shameless self plug- watch this space for the latest on the ground information and analysis.

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