More on Nepal

First, a reasonably good source on what is happening is the International Nepal Solidarity Network. They are pulling mainstream coverage (what little there is) and posting it several times a day.


First, a reasonably good source on what is happening is the International Nepal Solidarity Network. They are pulling mainstream coverage (what little there is) and posting it several times a day.

If you are looking for some context, there’s some. Radachowsky has this piece from a couple of years ago. And another one from Li Onesto who traveled with the communists some six years ago now.

Since the couple of notes we put up on ZNet (see the blog entry two days ago) things have gotten worse: more arrests of journalists, no easing up on the martial law. I have the condemnations from numerous communist parties in South Asia who are calling for mass uprisings, but the reports seem to be of comprehensive and so far successful repression.

An interesting analysis from B. Raman of the South Asia Analysis Group is here. Raman argues that such a coup is not the action of a leader secure in his power. If that’s true, then an international outcry can help the Nepalis.

Justin Podur

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