20 May 2006
The political crisis in Nepal has focused the attention of the Western media on Maoism for the first time in decades. An avowedly Maoist organisation – the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) – has led an insurgency which holds most of the countryside and is within an ace of toppling the autocratic king.
13 May 2006
Read our monthly supplement, with a lead article by Chris Bambery on Italy, an interview with French novelist Faïza Guène, Third World Reports on Nepal, Nicaragua and Lebanon, and much more
29 April 2006
The popular uprising in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal was celebrating a victory as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday of this week. The country had been paralysed for weeks by a general strike and popular movement against the hated and brutal regime of King Gyanendra.
22 April 2006
The indefinite general strike in Nepal demanding democracy and an end to rule by the king was entering its third week as Socialist Worker went to press.
15 April 2006
Massive state repression has failed to break a general strike that began in Nepal on Thursday of last week. The strike is backed by all the main political parties, including the Maoist rebels who control much of the countryside.
04 March 2006
For several months towards the end of last year, the prolongation of a unilateral ceasefire declared by Nepal’s Maoist rebels was not reciprocated by the Royal Nepalese Army (RNA). But it meant that ordinary people were able to visit their families with less risk of being caught up in the conflict.
04 February 2006
Pro-democracy activists burnt an effigy of the Nepalese King Gyanendra during protests that rocked the Himalayan kingdom last week.