In the second report, below, an eyewitness tells us: The late King and family in Nepal have been a symbol for the people of being independent from imperialist rule for a start so that is partly why the grief is so immense. Why is this not surprising? Yes, there's always some corrupt drug- dealing character at the head of every such coup, but in the shadows are our 'respectable' leaders with their globalize and imperialize agenda. rkm http://www.fantasticforum.com/cyberjournal/rkm_index.html ============================================================================ From: "Brit Eckhart" <•••@••.•••> To: <•••@••.•••> Subject: Fw: [toeslist] The truth from Nepal - all hell is breaking loose Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 06:58:07 -0400 -----Original Message----- From: Carol Brouillet <•••@••.•••> To: •••@••.••• Date: Thursday, June 07, 2001 1:05 AM Subject: [toeslist] The truth from Nepal - all hell is breaking loose -----Original Message----- From: Cynthia Edwards <•••@••.•••> Subject: The truth from Nepal - all hell is breaking loose Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 9:35 PM Monday June 4. Anniversary of Tianman Square massacre Dear Friends - Today is a dark day in the history of the world and about to become darker. Friday night the entire royal family of Nepal and their body guards were brutally murdered in cold blood at the regular friday night family gathering. ( this included the 9 month old princess) What has been reported as a family squabble with the crown prince killing everyone and then shooting himself , and even a gun going off by itself (somehow killing 30+ people, some of whom were not in the same room?!) are outright lies. Immediately the royals were burned, much sooner than would be normal practice. The crown prince, the supposed killer, was made king while lying brain dead. Ironically, the king's brother, Gyanendra was out of town. At the same time his nephew, Paresh, a known murderer of at least 5 people(!) was in the place . So was the king's other brother Direndra, who has been living in London since 1990 and has been estranged from the royal family. Both brothers are criminals who have been involved with stealing and selling the antiquities of Nepal, drugs selling, and who knows what else. Both brothers vehemently were against democracy in Nepal and there was a huge fight between them all when King Birendra gave up the powers of the Monarchy in 1990 and declared a democracy for Nepal. It has long been known that Gyanendra has had a CIA link as well as ties to the government of India. What those connections are in this whole affair remains to be seen. There are no secrets in Nepal! Since Saturday most people have known the prince was dead even though the official news was saying otherwise. People knew they were being lied to but they were in shock so the streets were fairly quiet for 2 days. But as early as saturday afternoon, crowds were gathering outside the palace and at the funeral chanting, "Kill the criminals, Kill Gyandera. " In the meantime, more and more inside news was leaking out and it was fast becoming clear that this was a carefully orchestrated plot by at least the 2 brothers and nephew to seize control of Nepal. This morning, the prince was officially declared dead. One hour later, as I am writing this, Gyanendra has just been crowned king with full regalia, the Prime Minister and political leaders standing mutely by. Clearly this was all planned WELL in advance to be able to pull this off so quickly! And clearly the Prime Minister is either afraid to say anything or else is in collusion. And Paresh has already been sent to London for safety. I can hear the shouts of crowds in the street heading toward the palace. People are furious that Gyanendra, murderer of his own family and their king, has now been made king. And this anger has been building for a long time as a totally corrupt government has been running this country into the ground since the advent of "democracy" in 1990. The army is in the street along with hundreds of thousands of people, roads are closed, and no one knows what will happen. We fear a blood bath as Gyanendra now controls the army. The lastest report from a friend on the street is that tear gas is being fired into the crowds. Democracy was struggling in Nepal, at best, but now it is sure to die a swift death. Perhaps it doesn't matter to you what happens in this far away tiny country, so unrelated to your own lives. But at least you can know the truth and tell others so these people will not have died in vain. If you have a computer, go to Nepalnews.com.np and click on NepaliTimes - it is our most radical paper we have though we don't yet know if they will be brave enough to print the truth. I have no idea will become of me and other foreigners here. Only time will tell. It's pretty frightening right now and hopefully they will not target us in their frustration but go after the real criminals now holding the power. Please pass this on to others so the world knows what is really happening here, or at least as far as we can figure out. But please don't believe the foreign press! Pray for us all cynthia ============================================================================ From: "Brit Eckhart" <•••@••.•••> To: <•••@••.•••> Subject: Fw: [toeslist] Fw: revolution!!! a personal account of events in Nepal Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 06:58:34 -0400 -----Original Message----- From: Emilie Nichols <•••@••.•••> To: •••@••.••• <•••@••.•••> Date: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 8:09 PM Subject: [toeslist] Fw: revolution!!! a personal account of events in Nepal ----- Original Message ----- From: "MichaelP" <•••@••.•••> To: <unlikely suspects: ;> Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 10:38 AM Subject: revolution!!! a personal account of events in Nepal From: "Amy Ross" <•••@••.•••> FUCK - the last two days have been some of the most amazing in my life. The news you are getting in NZ is probably CNN bullshit. The late King and family in Nepal have been a symbol for the people of being independent from imperialist rule for a start so that is partly why the grief is so immense. The kings brother has just now been crowned king and the people are uprising. The kings brother is much hated by nepalese people and activists alike. He was cast out from Nepal for corruption and went to live in India. The campaign agaisnt coprruption is huge and the pruime minister is also a target. So when the whole family (actually 13 people) were massacred the govt blamed the crown prince saying he shot everyone and then himself. Noone believed this. Now the govt says it was an accident. Fuck sorry if this is crazy but I am typing hard out we are under threat from the army who are everywhrere. So essentially the kings brother arranged for his son to kill everyone so he could be king. The pepole are not accepting him and there are riots everywhere. Martial law has been impose and the conference is cancelled pretty much. A few of us are staying though and networking and supporting. The radical organisations that organised it have been outlawed under martial law and they fear arrest. A few of us have been caught up in demos on the street I think I have some good photos of the cops beating people with sticks but I was running as fast as I could at the time. 10 people have also been shot dead by the army. Ths is verty important to get out as they are refusing to let people report it. Also the only witness alive to the massacre has just been poisoned by the govt so there is no witness apart from the new kings son who people believe did it. The investigation commitee comprises of the ruling party only and is a farce. People are amazing here they have nothing but their bare hands and they are standing up to guns sticks knives I hope my photos are good. About 10 of us are keen to support the nepaese people and try and get the word back to our countries. We trekked into the peasant communites yesterday to share resources and food and they welcomed us like heros it was fucking incredible. But then we got trapped because the army said they would shoot us if we came back to our base. Crazy. We are reasonably safe becase we are forigners and we feel strongly about being part of making history. Nepal may face civil war and the end of monarchy at this rate and it is a privilege beyond belief to be here. we are a tight knit group and hope to make some difference. I have to run again they are imposing curfew in half an hour and if you are outside you are get shot. I will try and email soon. love amy -- ============================================================================ Richard K Moore Wexford, Ireland http://www.fantasticforum.com/cyberjournal/rkm_index.html http://cyberjournal.org A community will evolve only when the people control their means of communication. - Frantz Fanon "Consensus does not mean agreement. It means we create a forum where all voices can be heard and we can think creatively rather than dualistically about how to reconcile our different needs and visions." - Starhawk, "Lessons from Seattle and Washington D.C.", in "Democratizing the Global Economy", Kevin Danaher, ed., Common Courage Press, Monroe, Maine, 2001. Permission for non-commercial republishing hereby granted - BUT include and observe all restrictions, copyrights, credits, and notices - including this one. ============================================================================ .