Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 02:50
EINPresswire.com, June 20, 2012 -- New York: "Recent Tamil rallies were attacked by security forces" - Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)* announced that worldwide rallies will be held on Tuesday (June 26th) to coincide with Tamil's non-violent protest on the same day inside Sri Lanka. Even though Sri Lankan Government has attacked recent peaceful rallies in Jaffna, Tamils are organizing another non-violent protest on June 26th (Tuesday) in Murukandy in Kilinochi district. There are concerns that the government will again attack this peaceful rally. "While Tamils in Sri Lanka are organizing rallies risking their lives, we will stand by them and organize rallies worldwide. It will be a joint struggle. They will not be alone" said Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, Prime Minister of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE).
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 02:01
By Karthick RM (Research scholar in political theory at the University of Essex), Sanhati.com, December 17, 2011 - The political resolution adopted by the 5th conference of the Co-ordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organizations of South Asia (CCOMPOSA) on March 2011 said that “the defeat of LTTE is an immense loss to the struggling people of the world.” LTTE was not defeated because the Sri Lankan government was strong, LTTE was defeated because the LTTE was strong and it presented a model of development and resistance that was not in tune with the paradigms of the world imperialist forces. The credit for the military defeat of the LTTE then should not be given to the ‘genius’ of the Lankan government but rather to the calculated designs of the geo-strategic compulsions of world powers that had much to lose had a Tamil Eelam been formed in the wake of the Tigers. The weakening, distortion and the destruction of their tradition are a must not just for Sri Lanka but for these powers as well. Marx said that life may die but death must not live. Eelam Tamils were left to die. If the now ‘united Sri Lanka’ is allowed to live, as a system it is not only hostis Tamil generis, its very idea is hostis humani generis, an idea that the resistance of a people can be crushed by brute military force, pillage and unrestrained colonization. Its sinister implications for other people’s movements in the region and in the world should be obvious. The idea and the system need to be intellectually and politically defeated even as the tradition of the Tamil resistance is defended.
But this again should not lead to an over-confident assumption that the tradition of the LTTE cannot be defeated. Highlighting the role of principled subjective commitment even if there was no guarantee of success Lenin polemically asked “shall socialists behave like socialists or really breathe their last in the embrace of the imperialist bourgeoisie?” So the question we can ask is whether Eelam Tamils will behave like the inheritors of the Tigers’ tradition or will they walk like sheep into the welcoming arms of those who facilitated their genocide? For just as the LTTE tradition is the only potent force that can give the Tamils a practical rigor, an idea of an egalitarian society, a sense of dignity, a collective hope – all of which are necessary for future struggles to defeat the oppressor regime - the only force potent enough to defeat the LTTE tradition are the Tamils themselves if they waver in their understanding or commitment. And this is something that the oppressors know very well. And if there could be a worse crime in the history of the Tamils than Mullivaikaal, it would be if the latter is allowed to happen.