The following statement is from the website of the International League of People’s Struggle:
Support the Tamil people’s struggle for national self-determination: Condemn the genocidal attacks by the Rajapaksa Regime
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, ILPS International Coordinating Committee
Reports coming out from Sri Lanka the past weeks have exposed a genocidal campaign and a massive humanitarian crisis unleashed by the Rajapaksa regime against the Tamil people. The so-called “final offensive” of the Sri Lankan army against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which has been applauded by many western imperialist governments has wantonly massacred tens of thousands of Tamil civilians, rendered hundreds of thousands homeless and herded in concentration camps.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Sri Lanka
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The following article by Sara Flounders is from the International Action Center:
What is fueling the campaign now sweeping the U.S. to “Stop Genocide in Darfur”? Campus organizations have suddenly begun organizing petitions, meetings and calls for divestment. A demonstration was held April 30 on the Mall in Washington, D.C., to “Save Darfur.”
Again and again it is said that “something” must be done. “Humanitarian forces” and “U.S. peacekeepers” must be deployed immediately to stop “ethnic cleansing.” UN troops or NATO forces must be used to stop “genocide.” The U.S. government has a “moral responsibility to prevent another Holocaust.” Outrage is provoked by media stories of mass rapes and photos of desperate refugees. The charge is that tens of thousands of African people are being killed by Arab militias backed by the Sudanese government. Sudan is labeled as both a “terrorist state” and a “failed state.” Even at anti-war rallies, signs have been distributed proclaiming “Out of Iraq—Into Darfur.” Full-page ads in the New York Times have repeated the call.