I hope the NAC will similarly come forth condemning the regime's concerted attempts to thwart the mass rallies by the seven party coalition, especially the UML and the Nepali Congress, in different parts of the country. We have to condemn it in such a way that we tie this latest episode to the prior attacks on the media and the NGOs. These fascist tendencies have to be countered forcefully now, or they will learn to get worse.
Also I hope the NAC will play a role in fundraising at this end.
Fundraising Among Nepalis In The US: Pyramid Of 10
Political power has three components to it: money, message and organization.
The message is democracy, although I wish the seven parties offered a greater clarity on the agenda and the roadmap. The organizations are securely in place at both ends. Now let's work the money part. $100 is a small sum. 1000 individuals is a reasonable head count. And the organizational framework is not a pyramid really, it is a cloud. Everything stays transparent at all times. As a starter we build a pyramid of people who at this stage only pledge. We collect the money as per the demand of the movement down the line.
Some money is needed right away for this: Movement Taken To Online Video.
|Press Release: NAC Welcomes 12-point Understanding (11/23/05)|
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Dr. Jeetendra Joshee
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
The Nepalese Americas Council (NAC) and its member organizations welcome the 12-point understanding reached between the Seven Parliamentary Party Alliance and the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-Maoist) to resolve the 10-year old armed-conflict, and appreciate their commitment to establishing representative democracy in
As stated in the letter of understanding, democracy, peace, prosperity, social development and a free and sovereign
We also welcome the acknowledgement of past mistakes by Maoists and the political parties, and their vow to learn from them. Rebuilding trust will take time. But we sincerely hope that these reconciliation efforts progress to the point where a verifiable disarmament is overseen by a credible international agency.
We strongly urge the King to utilize this opportunity and come to terms to restore democracy and foster a lasting peace in the country. We recommend that he invites the United Nations and other international agencies to facilitate the rapprochement between himself, the Maoists, the political parties and the people of
We also appeal to the international community to pressure the King to immediately and unconditionally restore democracy. Now that the Maoists have agreed to lay down the arms for good, the King must act swiftly and yield to the voices of people.
NAC believes that a negotiated political settlement through peaceful means is the only way out of the current crisis in
NAC is a council of several Nepali organizations in
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Dr. Jeet Joshee