Organize to claim the opportunity in the budget 2021!

By Working People’s Research Group The budget-making and policy talking in Sri Lanka amidst a pandemic have uncovered the anatomy of the Sri Lankan state. It is Siamese twins, of the repressive state and the private corporate lobby. The SLPP government and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa have disposed of the poor and dispossessed working people on whom they rode to power to nurture and facilitate a corporate lobby. Instead of addressing the economic grievances and frustrations of the working people who roll the economy forward with their labour-power, the SLPP government…

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Working People’s Perspective on the Budget 2021

By Working People’s Research Group The budget 2021 records a critical juncture within the Sri Lankan economy. At one level, the budget illustrates the neoliberal crisis that has been unfolding over the last four decades. Also, it renews the promise of development, ‘the poverty free economy’ for the 75th time. In parallel, we are encountering the existential threat posed by the ecological crisis of which COVID-19 is a premonition. How the global economy will evolve within the next year or two is also a cause of concern. Regional geopolitical tensions…

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Peoples Frontism in Ceylon

From Wavering to Capitulation THE DECISION of the majority at the June 6-7 special conference of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party to join the liberal bourgeois government of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike in Ceylon was a heavy defeat for the Fourth International. The fact that the world-wide Trotskyist organization decided unanimously to sever relations with the majority of one of its most important sections, because of this betrayal of the basic interests of the Ceylonese workers and poor peasants and of the basic principles of revolutionary Marxism, shows that the international Trotskyist movement…

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