Don’t forget the Tamil genocide

Review of Losing Santhia: Life and Loss in the Struggle for Tamil Eelam, by Ben Hillier (Interventions, 2019). This article first appeared in Jacobin on 20 October 2019. ———————- The annihilation of an ethnic or national group is inevitably accompanied by rape, sexual humiliation, disappearances, mass murder, and torture. Victims’ suffering is acute, and survivors’ … Continue reading Don’t forget the Tamil genocide

Ten years on from Tamil genocide: still standing, still fighting

At the 2019 Marxism Conference held in Melbourne I joined a panel on “Ten years on from Tamil genocide: still standing, still fighting”. Below is my speech. I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and I pay tribute to their history, their culture and their ongoing struggle for justice for all … Continue reading Ten years on from Tamil genocide: still standing, still fighting