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Nepal Revolution: Showdown

Categories: South Asia, Nepal, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Politics

Over a million people have come out into the streets today, over 15 have been killed, hundreds upon hundreds have been injured, many seriously, by the police, thousands have been arrested, and the king is still nowhere close to seeing the light. He still refuses to see that a constituent assembly can be the only meeting point between him and the seven party alliance.

Democracy For Nepal [1]
has long called to sidestep the king and go straight for an interim constitution and a revolutionary parliament.

The one person team of Mero Sansar [16] has some great on ground coverage, but it is in Nepali. But it also has video clips, and photos. This blog might be the one place online with a ton of video clips from the streets although recently Nepal has hit the world headlines, and all major global names in news have been covering Nepal rather extensively.

United We Blog [17]
has some of the best reporting. The founder of the blog, Dinesh Wagle, is to arrive in New York City [18] later today. He has been on a month long tour arranged by the US State Department.

Samudaya [29] is more than a website, it is also a network of young activists, several of them in Nepal. One example: Non aligned youth/students express solidarity to freedom [30]. The site also has a great collection of photos from the revolution.