[nyfoil-l] [insafny] Feb. 12: Li Onesto - author of "Dispatches
from the People's War in Nepal" - Book signing + discussion!
revbooksnyc at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 5 16:52:21 CST 2005
Saturday - February 12th 6:30-8:30 pm at Revolution Books
Book reading & discussion with Li Onesto
author of the just-published
Dispatches from the Peoples War in Nepal
This past week, dramatic events in Nepal have burst into the news but the
Maoist revolution there has been raging since 1996. In 1999, Li Onesto
became the first foreign journalist to travel deep into the guerrilla zones.
Allowed unprecedented access, she interviewed political leaders, guerrilla
fighters, villagers in areas under Maoist control, and relatives of those
killed by government forces.
This just-published book including her original reporting along with
updates is the result of her journey. Illustrated with Onestos striking
photographs, Dispatches provides an invaluable analysis of the social and
economic conditions that have fueled the revolution and profiles some of the
key people involved. Li Onesto will also be able to bring important
insights into the recent events.
Millions in Nepal now live in areas under guerrilla control. Peasants are
running grass-roots institutions, exercising what they call 'people's
power'. Li Onesto describes these transformations -- the establishment of
new governing committees and courts, the confiscation and re-division of
land, new cultural and social practices, and the emergence of a new outlook.
Increasingly, the US has directly intervened to provide political and
military support to the counter-insurgency efforts of the Nepalese regime.
Onesto analyzes this in the context of the broader international situation
and the war on terrorism. Dont miss this opportunity to hear a
Saturday, February 12th @ 6:30 PM, @ Revolution Books, 9 West 19th Street,
NYC Btw. 5-6th Aves.
212-691-3345 $2.00 requested donation.
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