Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New pamphlet on the Tamil struggle for justice

Resistance Books

The Tamil Freedom Struggle in Sri Lanka

Ever since Sri Lanka gained independence from Britain in 1948 the Tamil minority has had to struggle for its basic rights. In the face of mounting repression they took up arms to defend themselves. Backed by the West, China and India — and Australia — the Sri Lankan regime has conducted a genocidal campaign against them. Acting with complete impunity, the racist Sri Lankan government has slaughtered over 20,000 Tamil civilians this year alone. This timely pamphlet gives the essential background to this ongoing atrocity and explains the issues from a socialist perspective. The contents include:

  • Chronology of Key Events
  • The Tamil Struggle in Sri Lanka by Chris Slee
  • Sri Lanka: Genocide of the Tamil Minority by Brian Senewiratne
  • Sri Lanka: A War on Tamils by Brian Senewiratne
  • Genocide of Tamils & Atrocities in Sri Lanka While Australia Looks On by Brian Senewiratne
  • Right of Self-determination of Ilankai Tamils by Vickramabahu Karunarathne

Published by Resistance Books. 40pp, $5. Available from Perth Activist Centre (15 / 5 Aberdeen St, East Perth - near McIver Station - or at Resistance Books.