A comrade and I are heading to Nepal in three days to report on the 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Nepal [Maoist], and we urgently need funds in order to be able to cover the costs of travel and subsistence for the 3-5 weeks that we will be there. We will be communicating the developments of this weeklong congress, and other observations of the revolutionary process, in articles, photographs, and videos through our Winter Has Its End site, and also through the Kasama Project site. I will also try to post periodic updates on this blog and also on the tumblr of our Kasama collectivity in Seattle, Red Spark.
The CPN(M) is the left split from the Unified Communist Party of Nepal [Maoist] (I know, not very creative in the naming category), which formed after much of that Party’s leadership, including top leaders Prachanda and Baburam Bhattarai, took the capitalist road and effectively disarmed the revolutionary forces. The 7th Congress, despite its name, is the first congress of this new communist party in which it will, for the first time, convene its membership to make decisions on strategic orientation for the renewal of the revolution in Nepal.
I aim to provide on-the-ground news and analysis to convey what a living, complex revolutionary movement looks like, to raise our sense of radical possibilities, and to heighten our confidence in the power of communist ideas. To reference Chairman Mao, we think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well; help us to show the world a glimpse from the top.
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