Democracy For Nepal, DFN, talks of the need for the Nepali diaspora to pump money into the democracy movement in Nepal: moral support is not enough. The idea is to launch an organization to the effect.
Those in the diaspora do not have the option to get out into the streets of Nepal, to get beat up by the police, possibly getting shot dead. That is why the diaspora needs to do everything else possible, and money is key. We have to outspend our opponents. We have to outorganize them.
There is also an entry on Blogalaxy For Global Democracy. Other countries fighting for democracy can hope to learn from the Nepal experience.
A blog is one star. A blogalaxy is many stars. A blogalaxy has many individual and group blogs all interlinked to each other. There are three basic components to power for any democracy movement: money, message, organization. Blogs are great ways to marshall all three. Blogs also make possible politics at the speed of thought. You end up with armchair revolutionaries. One country group could learn from another, there would be much cross pollination in terms of learning strategies, techniques, message honing. Each country group will feel this enormous moral support. The blogalaxy would not be a registered organization, just a communication tool that positively impacts all three power tools, although there might be many registered organizations that are part of it.
United We Blog, UWB, has several pieces of great interest: Images of Protests in Dang, Deserted Voting Booths of Nepal, People Indifferent To Election, Election Day: Kathmandu Silent. The moon throws light, but a bulb that throws light is not the moon. Democracies have elections, but elections are not democracy. Somebody tell that to the dictator king in Nepal.
Samudaya reports from Nepal: Black Day at Basantapur. “After the protest, we meet up with Gagan Thapa. “Four years of brick-throwing”, he reflects, “and nothing has progressed. I've realized that giving two speeches is more effective than two days of rioting.””