Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A green hunt in red blood

Last September the Indian ruling class launched a war of annihilation against the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and the adivasi (tribal) masses with whom it has integrated.

More than 150,000 soldiers, including regular army troops and special units like the Cobras and landlord vigilantes like Salwa Judum have been deployed to liberated areas under Operation Green Hunt. The latter is a euphemism for spilling the red blood of the people.

The CPI(Maoist) inherits the rich traditions of the Naxalites and has applied Mao Zedong’s theories to the struggles of the poor and oppressed in the tribal areas.

Whole sections of India are under their control or subject to their influence.

Hence India’s war on its own people.

Please bookmark this website for regular updates on Operation Green Hunt:

Asian Dub Foundation is supporting the contemporary Naxalites with their song Naxalite. It can be heard on this YouTube video. The lyrics are printed below.

Brothers and sisters of the soul unite
We are one, indivisible and strong
They may try to break us
But they dare not underestimate us
They know our memories are long
A mass of sleeping villages
That's how they're pitching it
At least that's what they try to pretend
But check out our history
So rich and revolutionary
A prophecy
That we will rise again!

And we must never give up
Until the land is ours
No never give in
'Til we have taken the power.

Like springing tigers
We encircle the cities
To the future we will take an oath
High up in the mountains
Deep in the forest
Our home is the undergrowth.

And we must never give up
Until the land is ours
No never give in
'Til we have taken the power.

And we have taken the power
And the land is ours…

Because, I am just a Naxalite Warrior
Fighting for survival and equality
Policeman beating up me, my brother and my father
My mother crying 'can't believe this reality

'Iron like a lion from Zion
This one going out to all youth, man and woman
Original Master 'D' 'pon the microphone stand
Cater for no sceptical man me don't give a damn!

‘Cos I’m a Naxalite warrior….

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