From Jed Brandt's website
Uniformed kids tumble out of schools with neat ties in the hot weather. Municipal police loiter at the intersections while traffic ignores them, their armed counter-parts patrol in platoons through the city with wood-stocked rifles and dust-masks as they have for years. New slogans are painted over the old, almost all in Maoist red. Daily blackouts and dry-season water shortages are the normal daily of Nepal’s primitive infrastructure, not the sign of crisis.
Revolutions don’t happen outside of life, like an asteroid from space – but from right up the middle, out of the people themselves.
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UCPN (M) announces indefinite general strike from May 2