June 4, 2016 - 12:00 am
Tamil Solidarity invites you to take part in this year’s Solidarity Day, which is taking
place at a crucial stage in the struggle for the rights of Tamil-speaking people.
Come along to:
* Debate the issues
* Build the movement
* Link up with our natural allies
Highlights of the day will include:
* A discussion and debate to mark the 40th anniversary of the historic Vaddukoddai Resolution – and its relevance to how we can take the movement forward today.
* A session on the right to self-determination and fighting oppression will include speakers from Tamil Solidarity alongside campaigners from Kashmir (occupied by India and Pakistan), Kurdish activists (fighting oppression in Turkey and against reactionary Islamic State forces), from Bangladesh, and on combating sexual violence against women – among others.
* A final rally will link up the Tamil struggle with the workers’ trade union movement in Britain. Included in the line-up is Rosie, a junior doctor and Tamil activist, who will explain their fight to defend the NHS – a service we all use and need. Ian Hodson, national president of the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union – which organises low-paid food and retail workers – will explain the campaign for £10/hour minimum wage. April Ashley, branch secretary of Unison – the largest public sector union in Britain – will speak on how she has linked the struggle for Tamil rights with the defence of essential public and social services.
During the day, there will also be time to take refreshments and chat informally.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now to book your place!
Take part in Solidarity Day 2016:
* For the right to Tamil self-determination
* For the rights of workers and all oppressed people in Sri Lanka
* In solidarity with our natural allies: our sisters and brothers fighting for their rights internationally