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Congressman Walsh (RPCV) to King Gyanendra

It is with marked disappointment that the United States Congres observed recent actions to dramatically alter the structure of the Nepali Government… Congressman Walsh’s letter, page 1. Congressman Walsh’s letter page 2.

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NY Times Editorial on Nepal

A State on the Verge of Failure, April 15, 2005 The last thing the world needs is another failed state in south Asia, but that is what threatens to emerge in Nepal, where a spiraling conflict between the army and insurgents has taken a turn for the worse. When King

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NYTimes on Vigilantes in Nepal

Vigilantes May Be Nepal’s Secret Weapon Against Rebels By SOMINI SENGUPTA Published: April 11, 2005 KAPILVASTU DISTRICT, Nepal – In the fifth century B.C., this was where the Buddha came of age. Today, as this country sinks deeper into civil war, it is the epicenter of a violent tit for

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Article onUS Military Aid to Nepal

Nepal: Washington’s Wait and See Attitude on Coups and Human Rights Abuses by Frida Berrigan This is one of the most reliable and accurate accounts of US government military aid to Nepal–aid that is currently being reconsidered by the US. Check it out!

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Senator Feingold meeting in WI

Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold will be holding a public “listen session” in our county on Friday April 1st. The meeting is open to the public and a good opportunity for a large group of us to meet the Senator and share our concerns and views with him. The meeting is

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Peace Initiative Re-Activating

A core group on RPCVs has been active as a subcommittee of Friends of Nepal for the past year. The “Peace Initiative” Comittee had some significant accomplishments in the first several months then ran into a wall and the members remained only loosely affiliated over the past 3-5 months. The

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Int’l Crises Group Report

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP – NEW REPORTS Nepal: Dealing with a Human Rights Crisis The International Crises Group has some very analytical and objective reports on the situation in Nepal. If you want a comprehensive analysis checkout this resource.

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