“On November 19th, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the largest political party in the country, is leading a boycott of the country’s upcoming elections. 22 other political parties have joined in the boycott citing concerns over the election’s legitimacy. Foreign corporate interests and cronies from the old, but recently defeated monarchy are pushing Nepalese “democracy” down the path of dependency and exploitation by foreign capital. Large general strikes and other mass political actions have already begun in protest of next week’s elections.
The United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and millions across nepal successfully fought a vicious battle against the hated monarchy for years. While the old feudal regime was overthrown in 2006 and despite the active role of Maoists within the new governmet, the needs of the people have not been met! It has subjugated the Nepalese economy to foreign interests, has accepted arms and military trainers from the United States, and has not empowered the Nepalese masses to have real power over their own destinies!
From the ashes of the abandoned armed struggle arose a new Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). The party has made it clear that the Nepalese people will not be bullied into accepting compromises regarding their well being and right to national self-determination under the auspices of “democracy.” They will not accept armed police thugs threatening election boycott and community organizers with assassination and violent suppression.
Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a discussion of the CPN(M), the election boycotts, and the continued relevance of Marxism in the global struggle for freedom, equality and true democracy.
In an era where the progressive politics appear to be dominated by non-profits and NGO’s, this discussion hopes to inspire us to dream of something bigger; Proletarian Revolution and international solidarity with struggles for justice!”
Where: 27 Social Centre, 2727 W. 27th Ave, Unit D
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 5pm.