This leftist electoral alliance will move towards unification
A Journal of People report
Shyam Shrestha, a highly respected left-leaning thinker in Nepal, said in an interview carried by Kathmandu Post: “Now the formation of a leftist alliance has also put forward an image of stability. Nepalis [the people in Nepal] desire a stable government.”
The interview focuses on politics in post-election Nepal. In the election the alliance of two major communist parties – Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) and Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre (CPN-MC) – achieved a landslide victory.
Shyam Shrestha was editor of Mulyankan Monthly, a magazine that provides a widely followed forum for leftist and democratic debate.Read More »
Russia’s tsar regent Boris Godunov exiled, as punishment, a 300-kilogram copper bell to the Siberian town of Tobolsk, in the east, from Uglich in 1591. The exiled bell had to cover a distance of 2,200 kilometers. The bell’s crime: to the tsar regent, the bell appeared as a symbol of political unity of the rebel residents of Uglich. The bell, before its journey to exile, was punished with 12 lashes, and its “tongue” was also tore down. The insurgent Uglich people were ordered to pull the bell across the Ural Mountains to Tobolsk. The military governor of Tobolsk registered the bell as “the first inanimate exile”. The Uglich Bell, by the mid-nineteenth century, emerged as the sovereign’s symbol of supreme authority and vindictive power. Lede of Daniel Beer’s The House of the Dead, Siberian Exile under the Tsars (Allen Lane, London, 2016) describes the incident cited here.Read More »
by Aleksandr Rodgers
Frontier | Vol. 50, No.22, Dec 3 – 9, 2017
In ‘the history of mankind there were many many revolutions. But for all written history, only three of them were officially given the prefix “Great” : Great French revolution, Great American revolution, and Great October socialist revolution.
Even the British bourgeois revolution of Cromwell didn’t receive such a title, despite its scope and value.Read More »
Brussels/Washington – An explosion yesterday forced operator Gas Connect Austria to shut down a major European gas hub at Baumgarten, taking one life and injuring 21 others. Italy depends on gas deliveries via Baumgarten and declared a state of emergency – although gas supplies are expected to be guaranteed by storage for the time being. Nonetheless, Italian gas price almost doubled to Eur45/MWh following the blast.Read More »
WASHINGTON – 70 U.S. mayors, representing cities from sea to shining sea, are calling for solar energy to power their communities. A statement released today by Environment America includes mayors from cities ranging from South Miami, Fla., to Traverse City, Mich., who agree on the need to tap into clean energy from the sun.
“There is no downside to solar energy,” said Naples, Fla., Mayor Bill Barnett. “It’s a win-win for all involved.”Read More »