5 Steps



5 Steps To Democracy
  1. Take over power: Take Over Tundikhel.
  2. Build a democratic party, the total, transparent kind: Janata Dal Constitution.
  3. Introduce a democratic constitution into the country: Proposed Constitution.
  4. Promise rapid economic growth in the aftermath: 21st Century Nepal.
  5. Go global with it: Reorganized UN, Methods.
Project Take Over Tundikhel, Draft 2
The idea is to turn Nepal into the Ukraine for 2005. Ukraine had its Orange Revolution in 2004. I have been talking to some individuals and organizations dedicated to global democracy for funding options.

To the August 8 draft, I would like to add this: the seven political parties. A seven member committee to represent the seven parties would sit on top of the "pyramid" so as to shepherd it politically. That committee is also the interim government in waiting.

I suggest as follows:

Girija Koirala: Supreme Leader, like Ganeshman Singh was in 1990.
Madhav Nepal: Prime Minister in waiting, for leading the largest party in the country.
Hridayesh Tripathy: Deputy Prime Minister in waiting, for being the leading Madhesi democrat, the largest segment of the social DaMaJaMa coalition.
Ministers in waiting: one from each participating party, Narahari Acharya or designate, Gopalman Shrestha or designate, CP Mainali or designate, Narayan Man Bijukchhe or designate, Amik Sherchan or designate.

This group becomes the interim government through negotiation with the king or unilaterally declares itself the interim government after the movement has reached critical momentum. It is possible to negotiate with the king the possibility of a Constituent Assembly that guarantees a ceremonial monarchy. That woud be my personal first choice. But there also are options 2 and 3 on the table.

Nepal's movement for democracy is something of global importance. If an indigenous movement for democracy with external logistical support can give birth to democracy in the second poorest country on the planet, there is hope for democracy literally everywhere on the planet: through little or no loss of life, and with minimal financial expenditures.

Nepal will have provided the answer to the most vexing foreign policy debate on the American political scene. That is huge.

And if the concept of total, transparent democracy can be instituted in Nepal, heck, that democracy will be a prime target for export also into the United States itself where the progressives are really struggling to get back on track, and do so for good.

This movement is not against this or that person, this or that group. This movement is to raise the national and global political consciousness to a higher plane, a plane not seen before in human discourse.

This is cutting edge stuff.

In The News

  • Nepal's Political Parties, Maoist Rebels Consider Joining Forces Voice of America Such a coalition could help bring an end to the rebels' nine-year-long campaign of violence....... The rebels originally proposed the talks on June 29...... A seven-party political alliance has now said it would begin a dialogue with the rebels, once a committee of human rights and civil activists determines that the rebels are meeting their commitment to curtail violence. ..... on Wednesday, Maoist leader Prachanda told a Nepalese magazine that he was in favor of a peaceful settlement of the conflict....... Information and Communication Minister Tanka Dhakal told reporters that such talks would not be in the country's interests, and accused the politicians of playing into the rebels' hands......the parties are aware of the risks involved, and are approaching the proposed dialogue cautiously........ "If this dialogue leads to the political parties convincing the Maoists to declare a no-first-attack pact or unilateral ceasefire, that will be a major victory" ....... if the rebels and the parties do reach an agreement, they could prove a formidable opposition to the King.

  • Nepal presses opposition to shun Maoist rebels Reuters.uk There have been no talks between the government and the rebels, and no military progress in the war....... guerrilla leader Prachanda accepted their demand to stop killing unarmed civilians and end extortion...... Nepal's key donors, including India, Britain and the United States, have urged the king to unite with political parties against the Maoists and to restore democracy. But he is not close to any deal with the parties or the rebels.

  • Analysis: Nepal at crossroads World Peace Herald Nepal's King Gyanendra's warning to the seven-party opposition alliance against holding talks with Maoists rebel is aimed at sabotaging the possibility of unity between the two sides, a move Indian analysts say could eventually isolate the king. ....... "Any alliance between political parties would amount to the beginning of the end of monarchy in Nepal" ...... Seven political parties appealed to Maoist leader Prachanda not to harm civilians, nongovernmental organization and political workers. The request was accepted. ....... Maoist insurgents.... now control almost 90 percent of Nepalese territory......... Political party's secret parleys with Maoists insurgents have focused primarily on two issues, firstly, the workers of political parties have loud access in areas controlled by rebels and secondly they are not targeted by Maoists........ we are also actively observing whether rebels will keep the word of their leaders

  • Strategic importance of Nepal corridor Financial Express, India Regionalism is fast threatening multilateralism. As Peter Sutherland observed, MFN is almost a dead letter—virtually all WTO members are engaged in preferential trade arrangements. India and China are fast realising that they need to recognise this trend and act accordingly. China is negotiating FTAs with 23 coun-tries/regional groupings, while India is doing so with seven countries/groupings...... both India and China are contemplating an Asian Economic Community..... almost certain that Asia will re-emerge as the dominant global economy in the next few decades, spearheaded by India and China.....a need to explore logistical connectivity between the Asian giants through air, sea, rail and road...... The India-China-Nepal corridor has to be seen as an integral part of this larger strategic picture....... Customs clearance takes time and is subject to the whims of officials. There are too many forms requiring approval from different agencies. Expediting clearance procedures is an urgent requirement....... Sharing equipment and infrastructure for truck inspection and sharing data and intelligence..... A single-window inspection, as in Singapore ....... Ladakh-Kashi, Tibet-Sikkim (Nathula-Yarlung), the Tawang corridor and Ledo-Myanmar....... the Nepal corridor is of great strategic importance to India, as it will allow exporters easy access to the three regional markets of western China— Tibet, Qinghai and Sichuan...... Sichuan, particularly, is a huge market for Indian goods and services. ..... The Nepal corridor is a step towards fulfilling India’s ambition to play a central role in Asian trade, investment, energy, security and geopolitics.

  • Diplomats in Nepal condemn Maoist harassment Radio Australia, Australia The Industrial Security Group, comprising of diplomats from France, Germany, India, Britain, the United States and the European Union, say unions linked to the rebels are hurting the economy by threatening frequent strikes.

  • Cellular phones ring again in Nepal Times of India, India

  • Trans-Himalayan railway from China to India via Nepal would be a ... PeaceJournalism.com, Nepal

  • China, India and the Future of South Asia PeaceJournalism.com

  • Nepal King’s controversial Europe/New York Odyssey United We Blog, Nepal ...... Gyanendra will leave Kathmandu on Sept 9. King will first go to Frankfurt, Germany (the transit point) where he will give directions to the Nepali diplomatic community. Ambassadors from Belgium, France, Germany, UK, Geneva, Russia and many more consul generals will be there to hear what the monarch has to say. There will be more than 18 diplomats in the meeting. King will stay there for two days: 10-11 Sept......... the king will ask the diplomats to push forward the plan of economic diplomacy........ pro-democratic people in the US are busy managing the protest programs in New York ...... Anand Bista of Nepalese Democratic Youth Council in USA...... “Lets make the NY rally grand success like our earlier DC rally held on may 16th 2005” ...... Creative Dissent Nepal ......

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I, just like u, am a student in U.S, a philosophy major. If u have the prejudgement that ideas spun only from the quality of education and not from experience and evaluation.u are wrong.Just because u study in the United States doesn't generalize the concept that what u think is going to be right. If u think u know, u are the greatest fool (at least from one of the greatest thinkers, socrates's perspective). Remember that it only takes an idea or more subtly, only a thought to bring about that change (the condition given that the object subjected to change must be willing to change).The object is Nepal.The issue is not about madeshie and pahade. If u look at a country in that way u learned nothing from ur experience in the U.S. It's not differences that bring about a conflict,it "not respecting those differences". So, reasonably its not the issue of madeshi and pahadi that can hamper Nepal and moreover can i sue u for the biggest penalty if that doesn't work because after what u say a 'pahade' king and a 'madeshe' president in the country can peace persist. No. go home and think seriously. There will be more issues of descrimination unless u bring a complete reform "for the absolute system". Political, economical,Cultural may not be the factor(as most people respect each others religion in Nepal, and my learning is based on my 19 years experience while in Nepal). Can u say after ur sure that ur written constitution is contextual.Does it cover the interest of people? Because, its "majorities need" that a country best serves/covers. Had there been more kings than that outnumbering the population of the people, "right" would be the right of the Kings and that would deptict the "morally right". But the case is not so. The people are the opressed but are the majority.The country is the object subjected to change and no matter how much the power changes hands its the majority "the people" who have the absolute power.They may be unaware of it because they are 'ignorant' and partly those judgements come along the way. Nepal will best progress, if it is those minds who wish for good decide, the others they will just "pretend" being good, hiding their own self-interest that will be fulfilled with the "goodness that is to come". If u talk about resting the pillars of peace on "differenting the population of the country" u are the greatest enemy to ur country.Because stereotyping,differentiating and fragmenting lead the country no where than destruction. How far will the country progress if it has a constant fear that its bases are going to crash sooner or later.It will progress no where because of that constant attention towards its own flaws (and that flaw if needed to be altered need an alteration in the whole system, and will jeopardise every single progress earned, jeopardize all the bloodshed, all the revolution so far revolted and even that are yet to come along in the future.

Ideas are the mirrors of the true objects,that represents experiences and note it- its built up more strongly over time. So, dude i would rather suggest u go to ur apartment or the library tonight and think about it. 'Coz "Its not me who is making a claim its u". It’s not me who thinks he knows,” I say i know nothing, but i am learning. It is u who claims to know so much about it. I better suggest u give more critical thoughts, deductive reasoning and other socio-economic and contextual thoughts before u decide that u can alter the fate of what i call "own homeland". U say u are not Nepali.,u say its a south Asian thing. U never learned being in a Nepali's shoe, but in a south Asian’s shoe. How can u who never learned "empathy" for Nepal, nor for Nepalese decide what is best for Us, because saying that its a south Asian thing u yourself admitted that u are empathetic for southeast Asia not for Nepal(or at least to a lesser degree). U yourself marked ur identity "Them"-the south Asians. How can "Them" decide what is best for "us"- Nepal and Nepalese.

If u understand me, u are trying to understand "Nepal" and again if u try and look for flaws in my writing (for it was a ten minute response to ur ideas, not a philosophy paper with serious thoughts) u are rigidly and absolutely conforming the idea that u are "Them" not "Us".