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AUDIO/VIDEO: Ben Peterson in Nepal

April of this year, after ten years of “people’s war”, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) was swept into power with a clear democratic mandate to make changes to the country’s socio-economic structure.

May saw the Maoists leave government in frustration after their proposed changes were systematically impeded by established elite power structures backed by foreign interests.

Julia spoke to Ben about the circumstances surrounding the Maoist’s decision and the effect of this on the Nepalese political landscape. Julia started by asking Ben for some background on the Maoist movement.

Ben Peterson is a Resistance member reporting on the political situation in Nepal for Green Left Weekly. You can read Ben’s blog here.

This talk was broadcast on Radio Adelaide on the 27th of May.

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