So, How's That Maoist Revolution Coming?


Nepal's communist rebels have agreed to lock up their weapons, sequester their soldiers, and join the country's interim government. If it holds, the deal would mean an end to ten years of insurgency.  But the government's newest supporters are already pissing off residents in Katmandu:

Hours after Wednesday's agreement was signed, hundreds of people blocked traffic and surrounded a communist office in the capital, Katmandu, to protest orders by the rebels that residents provide their supporters with shelter and food over the coming weekend.

The rebels plan to bring thousands of people to Katmandu for a mass rally Friday at which their top leaders are to speak.

Each Katmandu household will be forced to house, feed, and share awkward dinner table conversation with 10 ex-rebels this weekend.