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Nepal: The forgotten revolution
On 17 February, the Committee for a Workers' International and Greenwich Socialist Party held a meeting to discuss the revolution in Nepal.
The south London meeting was attended by around 25 people, mostly from Plumstead's large Nepalese community.
The meeting was kicked off by Awatar who outlined the situation in Nepal. He explained that since the monarchy was overthrown in 2009, the country has been in deadlock.
The Maoists, who led the guerrilla war against the king, have failed to complete the revolution.
He explained that the only way forward for the working and poor masses in Nepal is to transform society along socialist lines and make an appeal for workers worldwide to support them.
Paul Callanan, Socialist Party organiser in Greenwich, talked about how Nepal fits into a changed situation internationally as revolutions and revolts are occurring across the world against austerity.
He also appealed to the people in attendance to join the fightback locally.
It was agreed that we would organise further meetings to keep the discussion going. Nearly half those attending for the first time expressed an interest in joining the Socialist Party.
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