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Communism Watch

Thursday, September 22, 2005

A Breed Of Their Own - Indian Communists!

Indian communists are truely a unique breed of humans, disjoint to all things logical. The communist ideology can actually be compared with fundamentalism. Rightly so, the BBC notes:

The more things change, the more India's Communists remain the same.

They seek to "independently apply Marxism-Leninism to Indian conditions," and insist "world capitalism is incapable of solving the basic problems affecting humanity". That is not all.

The 40-year-old programme of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) - or CPM - updated just once four years ago, tellingly, says: "Global mobile finance capital is assaulting the sovereignty of nations, seeking unimpeded access to their economies in pursuit of super profits."

Opposing everything "traditionally Indian" is a stone carved dictum in communist literature. Capitalism (hence US/UK) is another enemy the ideology lives for! But ironically or hypocratically(?), all the support to oppose these have been garnered from Indians in US by raising funds.

One such communist is Sandeep Pandey - will be lecturing in Santa Clara, Calif.

Sandeep Pandey, who is scheduled to be felicitated at the event, has repeatedly called America "the biggest evil power on earth"[1] and "the biggest terrorist state."[2] Sandeep Pandey is a sympathizer of the violent Naxalite group, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI-ML), which calls for an armed revolution and for raising an army.[3] He has been a delegate at the convention of this group honoring the "comrade martyrs", a euphemism for terrorists killed by police when they attempted violent actions on civilians.[4]

Wait a minute, if this Naxalite proponent feels so heartedly against the US why is he even visiting US? We do, however, know that Mr. Pandey is a mastermind in raising funds and diverting parts of it unknown (and mostly anti-India) projects.

Sign the petition against Pandey's visit and show your support!

Note: Sandeep Pandey is ASHA (Asha for Education) co-founder.

Monday, September 05, 2005

News Update

Kochi: Madhany party calls off stir plan - The Peninsula
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called off its plan for a state-wide shutdown stir in Kerala tomorrow following party chairman Abdul Nasser Madhany ending his fast at Coimbatore jail Tamil Nadu yesterday evening...The PDP chairman has been charged with a plot to kill former BJP all-India president L K Advani during his visit to Coimbatore and serial blasts in 1998.

India's Maoist revolutionaries, an overview - Peace Journalism (via BBC)
No one knows the exact strength of the group - but official assessments vary from a 600-strong cadre in Andhra Pradesh to about 3,500 across India...The organisation now largely relies on extortion to fund its activities, reportedly collecting between five and $10m a year.