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Nepal Post Earthquake Aid Falls Short of Goals: No Debt Relief Pledged at Nepal Recovery C (tags)
This week's Nepal donor conference pledged $4.4 billion in aid to Nepal, short of the $6.6 billion Nepal requested for earthquake recovery. About half of the total financing is loans and half is grants. Nepal did not receive any pledges of debt relief while world leaders gathered in Kathmandu. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday Nepal will not qualify for its new emergency debt relief trust fund. "The initial aid pledges are helpful and we can close the $2 billion gap quickly with debt relief," said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network. "One of the quickest ways that the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and governments can deliver rebuilding grants is by canceling debt." Nepal spends $600,000 a day paying its debt, or more than $35 million since the first April earthquake. The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank pledged a combined $1.1 billion in new concessional loans and grants. Nepal already owes the World Bank and Asian Development Bank approximately $3 billion. Although the World Bank has not announced plans for a debt relief fund, the IMF created the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust in the wake of the Ebola crisis and cancelled $100 million of West Africa's debt. IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said Thursday Nepal met the first requirement for relief but that the earthquake did not cause enough total economic damage. Rice did not reference whether or not damage to Nepal's "productive capacity" pulled another trigger for the fund to release about $23 million in debt relief.
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be (tags)
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be Part of Nepal Recovery Plan
Devastated Nepal Daily Pays $600,000 on Debt (tags)
Nepal underwent another earthquake on May 12 amid recovery from the April 25 quake. It owes billions of dollars of debt to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and foreign lenders. Anti-poverty organization Jubilee USA Network states that debt relief would aid Nepal's recovery efforts.
Nepal Earthquake. How is the world helping? (tags)
As Nepal struggles to cope with the aftermath of Saturday's devastating earthquake, the international community is rallying to help.
Aftershocks Pummel Highly Indebted Nepal: Poor Country Spends 217 Million Annually on Debt (tags)
As Nepal experiences aftershocks from Saturday's earthquake, it may find relief in the IMF's Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, a fund that cancels the debt of poor countries in crisis.
On National Democracy (tags)
The concept of National Democracy aims to overthrow feudalism and achieve independence from colonialism.
Maoist Popularity Wanes in Nepal Election (tags)
Results for Nepal's national elections show its Maoist party has plummeted in popularity, coming in a distant third and suggesting the former rebels' influence has diminished in the South Asian nation.
Nepalese journalist buried alive - police (tags)
A group of Maoist former rebels have been arrested over the death of a journalist during Nepal's civil war, with one of them confessing the reporter was buried alive, police say.
Ratify and Implement ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers Now! (tags)
Today, as we commemorate the first anniversary of the adoption of ILO Convention 189 (C189) on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, we call on ILO Member States to immediately ratify and implement C189 as a demonstration of their global commitment made at the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference on 16 June 2011.
Nepal Maoists continue the struggle (tags)
Updates on the situation in Nepal
On Developments in Nepal and the Stakes for the Communist Movement (tags)
"Does the current trajectory in Nepal and the course taken by the CPN(M) represent an historic new thing, a victory and breakthrough in advancing the communist revolution in the 21st century, as some have claimed; or—as many others fear—does this represent a setback and betrayal of the goals of the revolution and of the heroic struggle waged to achieve them, and a serious departure from the communist cause that the CPN(M) claims to be fighting for?"
Maoist Leadership in Nepal Bans Strikes (tags)
As a strike wave sweeps the country, the Maoist leadership agrees to banning strikes.
Maoist Nepal selects 'living goddess' (tags)
BHAKTAPUR, Nepal - Nepal's new Maoist-led government has appointed a 6-year-old girl as a "living goddess" in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, for the first time snapping the link between the ancient ritual and the ousted monarchy.
Revolution in Nepal Over Plus Real Bob Avakian Pics (tags)
Real Bob Avakian Pics!!!!
Climate Crisis Coalition Reports: Climate Change is Largest Looming Health Threat. (tags)
This is just one of many reports from around the world on Global Warming and Climate Change. Climate Crisis Coalition Website, daily reports, 12/5/06: http://www.climatecrisiscoalition.org/blog/
Appeal to Release Gopal Siwakoti “Chintan” and Other Political Detainees in Nepal (tags)
Mr. Gopal Siwakoti “Chintan,” a prominent human rights activist in Nepal, along with a number of other activists, has been detained in very adverse conditions without charges by the increasingly dictatorial monarchy. This is a letter demanding his release – please endorse as well as send a copy to the Embassy of Nepal.
Critique of Harpers Magazine Hitpiece on Nepal Maoists (tags)
Refuting the lies of "It's Not Easy Here in Katmandu: Caught between the Maoist Rebels and the king"
Please urge Sen. Feinstein to support Nepal garment bill (tags)
Dear California residents, please take ten minutes to write to Senator Feinstein asking her to support a bill which would help the people of Nepal, who are in dire need due to civil war and poverty.
News of the Revolution in Nepal (tags)
Nepal: Bush Supports Human Rights Violations (tags)
People’s Revolutionary War To Resume Shortly In Nepal
US M-16s to Nepal, Nepali troops to Iraq? (tags)
US expects Nepali troops in Iraq; M-16 airlift complete. See a connection?
US meddling in Nepal (tags)
Over three hundred American military advisors are training the Royal Nepal Army personnel to suppress the 'Peoples' war' and invite a military coup in the country...
Maoists accuse US of interference (tags)
Prachanda said, “ The United States wants to extend its hold in Nepal, thereby furthering its own interests and influence on India, China and ultimately over whole of South Asia.”
Fighting erupts in Nepal as US, India back King (tags)
US agrees to help fight 'terrorism' in Nepal, as India offers military support to the Royal Nepal Army. A shootout between Maoist and RNA forces leaves several casualities, more
Nepal News, Hollyweird, Journo killed by IDF (tags)
No peace for Nepal as King balks...students continue strike; Hollywood liberal? IDF kills AP cameraman
Brits continue military aid to King of Nepal (tags)
Britain provided 6.7 million sterling pound for the current British fiscal year reinforcing Nepal's development, military and police capacity.
US weighs in on Nepal (tags)
"The Maoists are doing very well...The situation in Nepal is really not looking very good", said U. S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Christina Rocca. The Maoists are fighting a tyrannical King just like we did!
US prepares for intervention in Nepal? 6 'terrorists' released (tags)
The United States is alarmed at the success of Maoist rebels in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal; the Supreme Court Tuesday ordered the releases of six more Maoists suspects detained by police and administration under the Terrorist and Desructive Activities Act...
Rebel victory near in Nepal? (tags)
"We received a notice yesterday from the government side notifying us that they have withdrawn the terrorist tag and price on our heads," said rebel leader Prachanda, whose real name is Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
Repost: US Troops in Nepal (tags)
First article indicates US soldiers are currently in Nepal, while the second article says they'll be there in a week. Perhaps denial of presence in second article is due to close proximity of US forces to the little girls who were shot and killed...
US Trooops in Nepal (tags)
A team of the US Pacific Command forces is currently in Nepal as part of a joint military training exercise with the Royal Nepal Army soldiers, which will continue for a month beginning next week.
Maoist General Strike in Nepal (tags)
Solidarity Posting for the People of Nepal (tags)
September 2002: A Communication from the Revolutionaries in Nepal on the Current (September 2002) Situation in the Civil War.
Imperialists Supply Nepal with more Miltary Aid (tags)
Like Afganistan, Phillipines, Columbia, Yemen the U.s and Uk are trying to extend their grip and way of life at anyone that does not go along with their plan.
U.S. supports repressive regime in Nepal (tags)
In order to continue the "state of emergency" against the wishes of parliament, King Gyanendra dissolved parliament. The press is under strict censorship, and government security forces have been acting with impunity, engaging in torture and summary execution, and killing of noncombatants. Yet the U.S. has increased support for the Nepali state.
Nepal faces state and Maoist violence (tags)
Bush's war on terrorism is affecting Nepal. The Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist) talks candidly about the way out of the cycle of violence. This article was originally published in the May 4 issue of the People's Weekly World.
both sides prepare for strike/bandh in nepal (tags)
with the upcoming bandh both sides are escalating forces for a22-25th
Maoist rebels in Nepal have killed five policemen (tags)
Maoist rebels in Nepal have killed five policemen
nepalese rev continues (tags)
Nepalese maoists have staged a a daring attack on Nepalese authorities and continue to build people's war
Nepal: Maoists Launch Daring New Offensive (tags)
King declares state of emergency, sends in army Nepal: Maoists Launch Daring New Offensive!
Rebels in Nepal target Coca Cola (tags)
Maoist insurgents stage attack
nepal's rev deepens (tags)
update on nepals ongoing upsurge
Who are the Real Terrorists? and When are we Going to Sucessfully Shut them Down (tags)
Years ago a political prisoner meant that someone was falsely incarcerated for crimes they did not commit, rather for their beliefs. Today, that definition has been twisted by reckless individuals seeking to overthrow governments, gain quick fame and deprive the rights of others.