It’s time to imagine, construct and mobilize around left alternatives!

By Amali Wedagedara The apologists to the SLPP government took offense when the budget 2021 was called ‘neoliberal’. However, TINA is not in their control. Starting from the budget, government’s ideologue’s take on how to create wealth to the government’s policy on developing the East Container Terminal of the Colombo harbour, all cry out “There Is No Alternative to the market”. Private agri-business companies are the solution to backward agriculture. Venture capitalists and equity market and tax concessions to the big capital can drive the Sri Lankan economy. The government…

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“Put a Crimp in the Belt and the Whole Belt Freezes”: The Anniversary of the Flint Sit-Down Strike

Post on: December 30, 2020  William Lewis Today, 84 years ago, the Flint sit-down strike began. By sitting down, autoworkers stood up for the entire working class and set into motion a movement that built a mighty labor movement. As the pandemic and economic downturn continues to wreak havoc, it is important to remember what solidarity and grit can accomplish. When people picture the labor movement of the 1930s, one image that comes to mind is stern men sitting on car seat cushions reading the newspaper. They’re picturing the Flint sit-down strike.…

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Workers of Colombo Port protest against selling of ECT

By Wejepala Weerakoon Workers of Colombo Port Authority staged a protest campaign this afternoon against the sale of East Container Terminal (ECT) in Colombo port. Joint front of all Trade Unions in the Colombo port joined this campaign.  Cabinet of Sri Lanka approved the proposal submitted by the Minister of Ports & Shipping to establish a joint venture with Adani Ports & Logistics Company of India. Sri Lankan government will hold 51% shares and Adani Ports & Logistics Company will hold 49% shares of this company. Rajapaksha regime took 2/3 rd…

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Indian Farmers on Strike. They Should Continue — Indefinitely

Post on: December 9, 2020 Sou MiM.K. Kumar Farmers in India led a nationwide strike yesterday, December 8, to mount the pressure on Delhi to repeal the three new agricultural laws passed by the Modi government. To win their demands, they, along with the hundreds of millions of workers in the country’s most strategic sectors, need to continue down the path opened by the strike. Yesterday, Indian farmers led a strike across the country, as they pushed once again with fervor to repeal the pro-corporate agricultural laws passed by the…

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PWP demands to reinstate Suwa Seriya Union Leaders

Picketing campaign organized by the Power of Working People held Infront of the Suwa Seriya Foundation, Rajagiriya on 8th December demanding the reinstatement of three suspended Office Bearers of its Trade Union, “1990 Suwa Seriya Workers Union”.  These workers were suspended on November 25th for holding a press conference to expose their grievances. Company was informed about the formation of the Union, but they have not responded. However, Dumindra Rathnayake, the Chairman of the Suwa Seriya Foundation, through a videoclip to the staff says that the Union has not achieved the required membership…

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