Conflict in Jerusalem widens across Israeli cities and to war on Gaza

Weeks of repressive, brutal Israeli policing of Palestinian gatherings and protests in East Jerusalem have led to a new round of bloody conflict. Rather than just being confined to Jerusalem, this time the Israeli authorities are facing a Palestinian revolt on a much wider scale, on multiple fronts.

Outrage at the Jerusalem events led to Palestinian eruptions of protest across the West Bank, Gaza and Israel, and solidarity demonstrations in the wider Middle East and globally. In a number of towns and cities inside Israel, the security forces have been taken aback by the wave of anger from Palestinians that has broken out on the streets. Interventions by far-right Jewish activists at flashpoints in mixed Jewish-Palestinian cities, like Lod and Ramle, have brought serious dangers of sectarian conflict, with lynchings, barricades and clashes showing elements of a developing civil war. read more

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Interview with Siritunga Jayasuriya, United Socialist Party’s veteran Trotskyist leader

The following English language translation of an interview with Siritunga Jayasuriya was conducted by Samantha Rajapaksa and published on the ‘Left Voice’ (Sri Lanka) website.

Siritunga Jayasuriya (Siri) is General Secretary of the United Socialist Party. Siri became a member of the youth league of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) in 1964. In 1965 he obtained membership of the party itself with the signed approval of Dr. N. M. Perera, having passed the theoretical and practical membership tests of the party. read more


Covid: India’s health system in meltdown under Modi’s misrule

An unmitigated public health disaster is gripping India. The daily number of people infected with Covid-19 has exceeded 350,000 for a week – the highest of any country since the pandemic began. Health services have been overwhelmed. Dead bodies are lying outside hospitals. Patients are dying from a lack of oxygen supplies, forcing relatives to scour the black market to obtain scarce and exorbitantly priced bottles. read more


May Day Statement

May Day Greetings to all workers around the world.

The Ongoing Corona crisis has affected millions of people and many have lost their lives or their loved ones to this Covid pandemic. The mass media is projecting that the governments propaganda that they are handling the situation. But Social media is filled with pleas form the public requesting assistance for corona treatment in terms of medications / O2 resources / hospital beds even. Many lives are lost in the parking lots of hospitals as patients wait for getting admitted into hospitals. Currently there are huge queues outside hospitals and crematoriums as the lives lost to this pandemic daily rose to numbers to never seen before. Presently India has become the country with the largest Covid affected population and least in in the number of vaccines administered. Such dismal situation has dampened the spirits of the common people and especially the workers, that has become the most affected of all. This situation has dampened Mayday celebrations in the country and worldwide too. read more