Maoist Menace

Nepal’s nationwide shutdown, begun by the Maoists on May 1, aims to force the Prime Minister to resign and hand power back to the Maoists. With human rights observers and TV crews walking the streets, it feels more like a street festival than an angry protest....

Maoists and Manufacturing

Maoist trade unions are reshaping Nepal’s manufacturing industries. Extortion, constant labor agitation, and personal threats are driving once-large factories to shut their doors. Remaining manufacturers are learning to adapt and circumvent using guerrilla...