Monday, 4 May 2009

Fair play to the Tharu

National Anarchists, ethno-nationalists and everyone of an anti-globalist persuasion should support the Tharu ethnic group in Nepal in their struggle for more autonomy. Although now off, in the wake of talks with the Nepalese Maoist government, the Tharu orchestrated a 'Banda' - a General Strike which almost cut off Kathmandu last week.

A basic principal of National Anarchism is the demand for sovereignty for all ethnic groups, their languages and cultures. This blog will always support causes such as the Tharu's current struggle. Details of the General Strike are here.

News has just broke that the Maoist Prime Minister in Nepal has resigned due to internal tensions in the ruling coalition (mainly made up of different Marxist factions) The Maoists have recently been talking to the Americans...anti-globalists should reserve judgement for now, but over the next period we will see if the Nepalese Maoists deserve their anti-imperialist label or not.