The First Major Revolution Of The 21st Century Happened In Nepal


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The April Revolution of Nepal will go down in world history as the first major revolution of the 21st century. Nothing like this has happened in recenty memory in any country. Not in Eastern Europe, not nowhere. It was like the entire country poured out into the streets for 19 days. The entire country was shut down. People were out literally in all towns, all villages, all cities, people from all walks of life.

18 Days Of April Revolution: Victory

There are many lessons for the rest of the world from this April Revolution. The local democracy activists have to take the lead. It helps immensely if those activists are organized in political parties. It helps if all those parties have forged a strong alliance. And ultimately it boils down to getting people to come out into the streets, day in, day out, in large numbers. That reads like a formula.

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But there also are many lessons to be learned from the Nepal experience. The taste of victory is sweet, but we still have to face the fact that there are many other countries that are still not democracies.

Unique

Each country's experience will be slightly unique. There is no one magic formula that can be replicated everywhere. But there is a framework, and there is room for play by many domestic and global actors. The next attempt to spread democracy always has to be better than the last one. Can we do it faster? Can we do it with fewer casualties? Can we be more supportive from outside?

Moral Support

The Nepal experience was that the people in Nepal wanted moral support more than anything else. They were not exactly asking for fax machines and computers. They were asking for letters of support, especially from people holding public office, but also from anyone else. It meant a world to them that the Nepali diaspora was staunchly behind them.

Logistical Suppport

We could have done it one better. The revolution could have been launched much sooner if there was better communication. It does boil down to money, message, organization.


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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 00:20:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Peter S. Lopez de Aztlan"
Subject: Re: [Americana] The First Major Revolution Of The 21st Century Happened In Nepal
To: dfAmericana-owner@googlegroups.com, "GROUP" , "GROUP" , "GROUP"
CC: "Native-Resistance Group" , "OCT29th-LIST"

Gracias Paramendra ~ Truly great lessons for us all!
I suspect most Americans are not even aware of its global significance and implications.

Nepal King Agrees to Reinstate Parliament Amidst Massive Pro-Democracy Protests= Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
http://www.democracynow.org/print.pl?sid=06/04/25/1343206

Que Viva Nepal!
Peter S. Lopez ~aka Peta
Sacramento, California, USA
Blog: http://native-resistance.blogspot.com/
Group: http://groups.google.com/group/Native-Resistance
Email: Native-Resistance@googlegroups.com

Comments

DownWithTyranny said…
Paramendra, I've been to Nepal a couple times-- and loved it-- and when I saw the violence on TV it really upset me. But it also made me write about my memories (from the 70's and 90's) in the country. I linked to your observations.
zimpundit said…
Thanks for stopping by! Your writings have inspired me to do a gutt check of how we're doing in according the principles you've laid. Please check out the first post I have of the eight part series here. I appreciate your feedback and advise too as we go along.

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