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8 February 2017

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.

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2 November 2016

My time in a detention centre

"I was encouraged to work - for 1 an hour" Tamil Solidarity activist Nandan, who recently spent several weeks in a Home Office detention centre, spoke to the Socialist about his experience of organising against the exploitation of inmates and the campaign to fight for refugee rights.

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21 September 2016

Tamil Solidarity demands refugee rights

Refugee rights campaigners took part in a 'Refugees Welcome' demonstration on 17 September which demanded many democratic rights for refugees

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8 June 2016

Fighting oppression and for workers' rights internationally

An intense and energetic fightback against oppression. That best describes this year's Solidarity Day

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11 May 2016

What way forward for Tamil rights?

Come to 4 June Solidarity Day: Unfortunately, the establishment Tamil organisations seem to have lost sight of the need to build a strong, grassroots movement.

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17 June 2015

Asylum solidarity - Justice for Janahan

Tamil activist and torture victim Janahan faces horror if he is deported. Defend his right to stay!

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3 June 2015

Sri Lankan students protest

End violence against women: On 20 May, Jaffna in Sri Lanka came to a standstill, with shops being shut and black flags raised in memory of Vidya Sivaloganathan, the 17-year-old A-level student brutally gang raped and murdered

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3 June 2015

Britain: end deportations - solidarity needed

Sign the petition! Release Janahan from detention now!

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14 January 2015

Sri Lankan elections: Butcher Rajapaksa defeated

In the presidential election held on 8 January in Sri Lanka the incumbent, Mahinda Rajapaksa, suffered a fatal blow. The opposition candidate, Maithripala Sirisena, won with 51.3% against Rajapaksa's 47.6%.

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Tamil Solidarity Day attendees listen to Unison executive member April Ashley, photo Fauzer Mahroof

10 September 2014

Solidarity Day: a great success

Over 100 people from Tamil, Turkish and Kurdish communities, with other activists and trade unionists, celebrated Tamil Solidarity Day 2014

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30 July 2014

Sri Lanka USP appeal for protests

The CWI has condemned a vicious physical attack on the 'Socialist Peace March against Racism and Communalism' last Saturday, 26 July, in Sri Lanka, as it attempted to proceed along the road past the Stupa and Buddhist temple at Kalutara

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2 July 2014

Solidarity needed against nationalist attacks in Sri Lanka

Tamil Solidarity joined others in protest against recent attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka. At least four people were killed and 100 injured as mobs ran riot in the southern coastal town of Aluthgama

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18 December 2013

Tamil Solidarity holds 2013 AGM

On Saturday 14 December 2013 Tamil Solidarity held a very successful annual general meeting in London

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20 November 2013

Sri Lanka: Cameron's empty promise of war inquiry

Prime Minister David Cameron recently shook the blood-stained hand of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity

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Tamil Solidarity protest scored a victory when Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa canceled his speaking engagement (13-06-2012), , photo Sarah Sachs Eldridge

Tamil Solidarity protest scored a victory when Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa canceled his speaking engagement (13-06-2012), photo Sarah Sachs Eldridge

13 November 2013

Sri Lanka: spotlight on a blood-stained regime

With the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) taking place from 10 to 17 November all eyes are on Sri Lanka

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6 November 2013

No Fire Zone reveals truth of war crimes against Tamils

"Reeling from No Fire Zone" was actor Hugh Grant's tweeted response to Callum Macrae's latest documentary

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16 October 2013

Sri Lanka - 'No to Chogm' campaign

Among the Commonwealth's stated 'core beliefs' are democracy and human rights. But democratic and human rights are being trampled on by the dictatorial regime in Sri Lanka, which is to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in November

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4 September 2013

When the world economic crisis makes landfall in S Asia

Until recently, the 'emerging' economies of the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - were growing at a steady rate, writes Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).

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31 July 2013

Tamil Solidarity links with RMT

Tamil Solidarity's protest against the 2013 Commonwealth meeting, due to take place in November in Sri Lanka, received a boost from the London region executive council of the RMT transport workers union, writes Manny Thain.

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