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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 October 2012
Tamil demonstration in London, photo D. Carr (Click to enlarge)
Tamil Solidarity was set up in 2009 as Tamil-speaking people were being slaughtered by the Sri Lankan armed forces. It's estimated that 75,000 Tamils were massacred.
The north and east of Sri Lanka have become a militarised zone. A massive land grab is taking place while the regime is privatising services, attacking workers' rights and jailing political, trade union and human rights activists.
Tamil Solidarity stands for the right to self-determination of Tamils and the rights of all workers and oppressed people in Sri Lanka.
This year Unison's national conference voted unanimously to affiliate to the campaign, as have many trade union branches.
Building solidarity among trade union members and young people is the priority, here and internationally. A 'join the union' initiative aimed at Tamil workers in Britain is also planned.
Join Tamil Solidarity! Find out more by looking at the website. Get your union branch, college society or community group to affiliate today!
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In The Socialist 17 October 2012:
Fighting the cuts
We want a 24-hour general strike!
Southampton anti-cuts councillors form new council group
Meetings after 20th October TUC demonstration
Socialist Party feature
Socialist Party news and analysis
Academies: march to defend education on 20 October
Stop the gas price hike - Nationalise the utilities!
Osborne's 'shares' plan threatens rights
Them & Us
Socialist Party feature
Unions must build the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)
Who was Malcolm X?
Poll tax: When organised mass action defeated the Tories
Socialist Party youth and students
Youth Fight for Jobs fortnight of action 13-28 October
International socialist news and analysis
Fight for a socialist and internationalist alternative to the crisis-ridden EU
Solidarity with Miners in South Africa
US elections: And the winner is... Wall Street!
Pakistan: Workers die as profit put before safety
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Hands off our NHS! - Victory in Gloucestershire
Stop the far right from 'uniting' on 27 October
Stop health robbery in Sherwood Forest
Chase the sharks out of Toon!
Invest in caring - we're worth it!
Socialist Party workplace news
Lecturers fight cuts
Amnesty International staff take strike action
Bus drivers: We need shorter hours!
Hospital staff in Stockton and Hartlepool threatened with worse terms and conditions
Attacks on Bromley workers
Workplace news in brief
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The Socialist - Help us build it with the 20-20-20 plan!
Fight back against austerity - support the Socialist Party
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