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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 15 Aug 2011, 08:16
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Post 09 Sep 2011, 01:15
What are your thoughts of the Maoist insurgents known as Naxals in India fighting the government..>??
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Nov 2005, 17:55
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Post 09 Sep 2011, 15:17
The Maoist insurgency in India is a mixed bag.

The Maoists derive their base of power from tribal regions along the east of India and appear to be the only faction that truly champions the interest of landless peasants in the region, especially since the parliamentary communist parties got tangled in national politics during the first ruling UPA coalition (2004-2008). In the past decade, multinational corporations have eyed these tribal regions as a source of lucrative forest and mining interests and the pliant ruling governments, regardless of the makeup of the coalition, have readily obliged and become enforcers of these corporate interests in brutal land acquisition, and unfortunately CPI, CPI(M) have either been unresponsive or complicit. The Maoists are filling in the much-needed role of fighting for justice.

Of course, while the Maoist's current cause is laudable, their methods have not helped their case. True, most of their targets have been the police force (CRPF), but there are far too many cases of brutal treatment of hostages, acts of terrorism, and attacks on urban proles and other CPI(M) supporters to earn them any sympathy. As Che Guevara clearly delineated, there is a vast difference between sabotage and terrorism.

In addition to their insurgency, they need to fight a PR war as well; their success rests in garnering the sympathy of India's vast Nehruvian (mildly left-wing) supporters, which means they need to clean up their image and make the Home Minister and the CRPF look worse than them. If the Maoists don't renounce their terrorist tactics, they will likely share the same fate as the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 09 Feb 2011, 12:54
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Post 11 Sep 2011, 13:04
I as an Indian socialist urge the foreigners not to trust the so called Maoists in India. They are a weapon of the corporate and right wing political parties.They extort the businessmen,they demand 'operation fee' from the mining corporations and in return kill the innocent protesters of illegal mining.This is not the end.They have killed over two hundred leftist workers to see the Communist Party of India(Marxist) [CPI(M)]weakened and a fascist woman as the chief minister in my motherly state.They ultimately made it true.I am from the soil of the affected land and I am saying clearly and openly that they are nothing but murderous thugs for imperialists.Do you know that they don't consider even the USSR as a socialist state ? They call it a state capitalized machinery as same as US.They call CPI(M) members as social fascists and right wing hooligans as fighters of peoples.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Nov 2005, 17:55
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Post 15 Sep 2011, 16:01
That's true, the Maoists certainly helped Bannerjee dislodge the CPI(M) from power in West Bengal quite effectively, whether intentionally or "accidentally", by attacking workers who form the CPI(M) power base and undermining them politically.

I always found the Maoists' methods questionable and ultimately counterproductive for the cause of the Left bloc, but since the formation of the UPA coalition in 2004, I have also had my doubts about the direction of CPI(M), particularly after the Nandigram incident. Rangan, what is the general impression you and other around you have of CPI(M) at the regional and national level? How are they behaving now as a regional opposition?

Incidentally, with all the hype about Hazare's hunger strike and the Lokpal bill, I find it hilarious and suspicious that the BJP is making themselves out as the standard bearer of anti-corruption. If anything, the only major national parties whose members don't have Swiss bank accounts are CPI and CPI(M), yet you don't hear a peep from either party in mainstream media. Bannerjee and the Maoists must have really done a number on them in Bengal.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 23 Nov 2011, 17:04
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Post 23 Nov 2011, 17:48
The condition of communist movement in India is bad. It is the Salem group which was supposed to open their factory in Nandigram. They were notorious for their involvement in massacre of communists in Indonesia. When asked about this, the CPI(M) chief minister said " I will not look into the color of capital".

The Naxalites are also not better. They are the B team of congress in some states. The Maoists has many honest workers. But their also future cannot be something other than that happened to the naxalite movement of 70s due to obvious reasons.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Aug 2012, 01:16
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Post 16 Aug 2012, 12:34
The CPI(M) has been involved in tremendous oppression of the working class and peasantry. It has stood by the side of capitalists and landlords in the provinces where it came to power. It has also engaged in mass murders of the working class in several places. In every situation in the past three decades, they have proved themselves to be no better than usual parliamentary parties, that are the agents of the ruling classes and imperialist capitali. Therefore the CPI(Maoist) and other revolutionary Naxalite groups have been leading armed struggles against them as well.

Rangan wrote:
I as an Indian socialist urge the foreigners not to trust the so called Maoists in India. They are a weapon of the corporate and right wing political parties.They extort the businessmen,they demand 'operation fee' from the mining corporations and in return kill the innocent protesters of illegal mining.This is not the end.They have killed over two hundred leftist workers to see the Communist Party of India(Marxist) [CPI(M)]weakened and a fascist woman as the chief minister in my motherly state.They ultimately made it true.I am from the soil of the affected land and I am saying clearly and openly that they are nothing but murderous thugs for imperialists.Do you know that they don't consider even the USSR as a socialist state ? They call it a state capitalized machinery as same as US.They call CPI(M) members as social fascists and right wing hooligans as fighters of peoples.


You are just as much socialist as your corrupt capitalist party. Your leaders have been taking bribes from corporate beasts like the Tatas and Salem for a long time and committing mass murders for their interests. Your "left-workers" are not innocent but merceneries of your party. In Lalgarh every honest communist that supported the CPM joined the CPI(Maoist) as soon as the insurrections started.

You know very well that Maoists do not support the post-Stalin USSR, because of its anti Leninist activities. You supported USSR against the socialist PRC because you are neither Marxists nor Leninists. And needless to say, you started supporting the PRC to as soon as it had capitalism restored.

Tone down the rhetoric a bit. I realize you feel strongly about this, but please keep in mind that you must be courteous to other posters.

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(Theoretical Justification of Semi-feudalism)
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