Nepal…

Quick aside from the anarchism stuff…

In Nepal the Maoists who were engaged in armed struggle since 1996 have recently won a majority in the constitutional assembly, and just abolished the monarchy, giving the king just days to leave his palace before they convert it into a museum. WOW!

I’ll be following this more closely in the future, as the Maoists are certain to have a clear majority in the government, and we’ll be able to see how radical socialists can transition from armed struggle just two years ago to state power (through elections!)…and we’ll get to see how they govern. With India and China right there, I hope they don’t get messed with too much…but then again I know nothing about the Nepalese struggle…so maybe I should do some research before I say too much more.

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-Dispersing Power by Raul Zibechi

dude, the article i read in today’s chron about this said something like “the maoists are committed capitalists…” so basically no one needs to worry about what will happen after the king dude looses his allowance and his wifey can’t have her beauticians anymore.. weird. the newspaper is fucking weird.