Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Fascists In Kathmandu

The crackdown is a naked violation of a fundamental human right: the right to peaceful assembly. This is unacceptable.

Final Act: Disobey The Curfew
April 6,7,8,9, April 16,17,18,19, April 26,27,28,29
Even If The Worst Fears About The Maoists Are True
Write To Bush, Condi Before Possible Clampdown
यो सडक ितम्र्ो हो
Kamal Thapa Is A Nazi
Kamal Thapa Going Jail, Kamal Thapa Chukkie Pissing

Himal Survey Has A Republican Message

Himal Survey

The choice is between an unconstitutional monarchy and a republic. The Nepali people have made it very clear they will opt for a republic between the two. This monarch has made constitutional monarchy unimaginable.

75% of the people have been opposed to his direct rule since 2/1.
95% of the people say the situation in Nepal is bad/anarchic/frightening. The largest proportion of the people blame the king for the bad situation.
90% want dialogue as the legitimate political outlet.
85% are opposed to the idea of parliamentary elections.
75% are opposed to the idea of an unconstitutional monarchy.
Over 70% of those who have heard of the 12 point agreement think it is positive.
50% want outside parties to facilitate.
Only 20% think the 1990 constitution is okay.
Less than 20% votes in the municipal polls.
20% think the king's parlimentary elections are possible.
67% want the new constitution to be made through a constituent assembly.
67% think what we have right now is an absolute monarchy.
65% of the people are opposed to the idea that the parties have been sidelined by the king.

The survey says 50% of the people want a constitutional/ceremonial monarchy. Those are not people against the idea of a republic. They are people who are disapproving of the absolute monarchy we have in the country right now.

The Himal Survey is a clear indication the country is ready for a republic.

Movement Or Revolution

The difficulties and challenges of organizing a movement and getting people out into the streets can not be underestimated. But the king has really been trying the patience of the democrats. The movement has to turn into a revolution.

In The News

Nepal's king cracks down ahead of strike, protests Reuters AlertNet, UK
Nepal police detain dozens before protest San Jose Mercury News
Nepal's king cracks down ahead of strike, protests Reuters
Nepal bans protests in the capital Boston Globe
Nepal king to announce election dates: report Times of India, India
Dozens arrested on eve of opposition protests against Nepal king Monsters and, UK
Nepal Maoists kill six, over 100 opposition leaders arrested
Curfew in Kathmandu as 6 killed, dozens arrested
Nepali opposition leaders arrested in midnight raids
Nepal Police Detain Dozens of Opposition Activists
Voice of America
Nepal government cracks down on planned protests JURIST
US condemns Nepal arrests, Nepal
Nepal Govt Starts Squeezing Influx of Political Activists into ... NewsLine Nepal
Dozens of political activists detained from demonstrations Kantipur Online
UN concerned over human rights violations in Nepal
Hindustan Times, India
OHCHR Urges Govt to Stop Arbitrary Arrests Himalayan Times
Nepal government tightens anti-terror law
Students detain in clash with police in Nepal Islamic Republic News Agency
Nepal Govt. bans public meetings ahead of strike Hindu
Nepal amends anti-terror act Daily News & Analysis
Nepal's police arrest jouranlists, political leaders
Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran
Nepalese police arrest 40 protestors CNN-IBN
Nepalese police arrest 40 protestors
Nepal parties to defy ban on rallies
Gulf Times, Qatar
Sweden cuts down aid to Nepal
Nepal police detain opposition activists
United Press International
Nepal police crack down on opposition activists World Peace Herald
Nepal police detain opposition activists Malaysia Sun
Curfew imposed on highway linking KathmanduPeople's Daily Online
Indian mafia unleashes organised crime in Nepal Navhind Times, India
Bihar gangs target Nepal The Statesman
Terrorists exposed as conspiring: Thapa
Gorkhapatra, Nepal
‘Truce’ a ploy to topple govt: Thapa Kantipur Online
Collective efforts can defeat terrorism: Thapa Gorkhapatra
Govt is set to foil seven-party agitation: Home Minister
India welcomes ceasefire announcement by Nepal Maoists
Zee News, India
Nepal Government Urged to Respect People's Rights
Nepal human Rights News, Nepal
Nepal's Home Minister Terms Truce in Capital a 'Ploy' Nepal human Rights News
Maoist truce a ploy, govt to foil stir: Home Minister Nepaleyes
Nepal: Truce rejected by government, Norway
Nepal's royalist govt detains dozens, imposes Kathmandu curfew
Reuters South Africa, South Africa
Japanese organisation provides US$ 38,000 to UNHCR’s Nepal ..., Nepal
India to quadruple security forces along border with Nepal, Bhutan
India Daily, NJ
Clashes at eastern Nepal, At least five security personnel missing
Mero Sansar, NY
Nepal King considers him as incarnation of Lord Vishnu?
International Reporter, India
India asks constitutional forces in Nepal to work together
Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran
Nepal Government Bans Peaceful Public Gatherings
OhmyNews International, South Korea
Calcutta Telegraph, India
Mao in the university Calcutta Telegraph
Nepal: Joint statement by Amnesty International and International ... Amnesty International USA
Straighten rights record: AI, ICJ to warring sides Nepaleyes
Maoist’s Partial Truce Not Enough: ICJ, AI Himalayan Times
Scores of SPA activists, supporters arrested
Nepaleyes, Nepal
Police arrest 37 professionals; raid leaders' residence
Over 30 Professionals Arrested From New Baneshwor Himalayan Times
Around 40 professionals arrested in capital Kantipur Online
India is supporting rebels, parties: Prakash Koirala, Nepal
Dialogue Still Possible If King Takes Initiative: Koirala Nepal human Rights News
Govt releases lawyers arrested from protest demonstrations
Kantipur Online, Nepal
Produce Arrested Lawyers, SC Tells Govt Himalayan Times
SC orders authorities to produce arrested lawyers before court by ... Kantipur Online
Curfuw in within the ring road - Capital Kathmandu
Mero Sansar, NY
India hails Maoists' truce
United Press International
Nepal hotel rooms going for $1, NY
ACHR welcomes Maoists' cease-fire in Kathmandu
Deepika, India
Nepal Maoists' cease-fire in the Kathmandu valley welcomed Asian Centre for Human Rights
SC Raps Govt for Not Letting Lawyers Meet Nepal Himalayan Times, Nepal

U.S. condemns Nepal arrests NepalNews
Govt announces curfew in the capital
An April uprising By C K Lal
Six security personnel killed in explosion in Jhapa
Police arrest 37 professionals; raid leaders' residence
Take action in Janakpur incident as criminal offense: NHRC
India is supporting rebels, parties: Minister Koirala
Government working to amend 137 discriminatory laws
Biratnagar Jute Mill closed
India welcomes partial ceasefire
University teachers organize pen down strike
“Jana Andolan” 1990 Revisited-I

US condemns arrests of leaders Kantipur Publications
NHRC urges govt to put Pariyar's shooters on trial
Buses barred from plying to capital
Dozens of political activists detained from demonstrations
Supreme Court could revive parliament: Palace's Hindu friend


4 April23:43United States Army, United States
5 April00:21Department of State, Washington, D.C., United States
5 April00:14Comcast Communications, Alexandria, United States
5 April00:17Hong Kong S.A.R. (
5 April00:26Satyam Infoway Limited, India
5 April01:00NTT Communications, Japan
5 April01:34Infocom, Philippines
5 April01:49Comcast Communications, Los Angeles, United States
5 April02:46Tohoku University, Japan
5 April03:30Orbitel, Inc., Bulgaria
5 April03:53Roehampton Institute, London, United Kingdom
5 April04:10Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd., Nepal
5 April04:13CaribSurf, Barbados
5 April04:51Access Telecom, Dhaka, Bangladesh
5 April06:00D. E. Shaw & Co., New York, United States
5 April07:58University of Missouri, Columbia, United States
5 April09:54University of Alberta, Canada

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