Sri Lanka

We Seek Justice
By All Means Necessary!

Tamil-protestsThe month of May and the dates of 17th, 18th & 19th takes us back to the horror spectacle of a genocidal war against the Tamil population of Sri Lanka in the year 2009. It is these three days that will remain to haunt the survivors in the north of Sri Lanka, which brought an end to the three decades of Guerilla v/s State Military conflict in which more than 150,000 Tamils were killed and countless maimed, and made homeless, landless and were made to flee the region and the country itself. In the hindsight one can criticise or eulogise the leadership of the Guerilla forces or their military tactics, but what is grotesque and most shameful is the fact that the entire establishments of the so called “civilised world”, showed absolute apathy to the carnage of humans that was carried out by the Racist, Communal Buddhist regime in Sri Lanka led by Mahinda Rajapakse. read more

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Sri Lanka’s Electricity Workers on Token Strike on 21st June

Protest Campaign against electricity tariff gaining momentum

The token strike called for 21 May declared a “national protest day”, by the Co-ordinating Committe for Trade Union Alliance (CCTUA) against the most recent electricity tariff hike by the government, has by now caught high fever among the working class and other affected social segments including the urban middle and lower classes. read more


Pakistan: General elections held amid political turmoil

Imran KhanBig landlords, capitalists and influential families are calling the shots

In the electoral politics of Pakistan, the political parties, ideology and programme matters little in the final outcome of the elections. In the big cities, the political parties enjoy some clout and their vote plays a decisive role but in the small cities, towns and rural areas the feudal lords, rich individuals and influential families call the shots. The constituency based politics centers around 300 big influential families plus another 1000 families allied to them. There are around 5 to 10 influential families which decide the fate of the constituency. They have no permanent ideology or political affiliations. They change their loyalty according to the situation. They have a history to change loyalties overnight. They have only one aim and that is to protect their own interests and maintain control in their respective areas. In many areas, the different members of the same family contest elections against each other under the banner of different political parties. read more