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UWS Students for Palestine pass motion in support of Tamil Struggle

May 6, 2009

Dear UWS Students for Palestine

We are so grateful you are showing your support for what is happening to our family and friends back in Sri Lanka.

Every little support we get from the wider community really touches our heart and gives us some hope in such sad times.

Regards

Fast Unto Action Team

Motion that was passed today unanimously by UWS Students for Palestine:

Students for Palestine, UWS condemns the genocidal policies of the Sri Lankan government which are a continuation of over six decades of systematic discrimination carried out against the Tamil population.

The drive towards genocide of the Tamils has intensified since the Sri Lankan government abrogated the peace process in January 2008 and embarked on the reconquest of the island’s north through brutal war with devastating consequences for Tamils.

The last few months has been particularly brutal. More than 7000 Tamil civilians have been killed in a space of three months by the Sri Lankan state offensive. Tamils fleeing the fighting are being herded into concentration camps.

We believe people throughout the world must become more vocal against this genocide and protest governments that support the Sri Lankan government. Governments such as the United States, Israel, China, India and Pakistan have all equipped the Sri Lankan army with high technology weapons, including illegal chemical weapons and cluster munitions.

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Antony Loewenstein blogs about the UWS motions – The Palestinian cause understands the Tamil struggle

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  1. fastuntoactionaust permalink
    May 6, 2009 6:16 pm

    Motion:

    Students for Palestine, UWS condemns the genocidal policies of the Sri Lankan government which are a continuation of over six decades of systematic discrimination carried out against the Tamil population.

    The drive towards genocide of the Tamils has intensified since the Sri Lankan government abrogated the peace process in January 2008 and embarked on the reconquest of the island’s north through brutal war with devastating consequences for Tamils.

    The last few months has been particularly brutal. More than 7000 Tamil civilians have been killed in a space of three months by the Sri Lankan state offensive. Tamils fleeing the fighting are being herded into concentration camps.

    We believe people throughout the world must become more vocal against this genocide and protest governments that support the Sri Lankan government. Governments such as the United States, Israel, China, India and Pakistan have all equipped the Sri Lankan army with high technology weapons, including illegal chemical weapons and cluster munitions.

    We call for:

    – an immediate end to the Sri Lankan governments attacks on Tamils and for there to be an immediate ceasefire;
    – that diplomatic, economic and cultural sanctions be applied till the Sri Lankan government agrees to an immediate ceasefire
    – that all military aid and assistance from governments to the Sri Lankan government must end immediately, because the money is being used to perpetrate genocide;
    – the IMF not to grant the Sri Lankan the use of $1.7 billion, as it will be used on military equipment to kill Tamil civilians;
    – that governments of the worlds to recognize and give full citizenship rights to Tamil refugees who have had to flee to avoid the genocide;
    – that the self determination of Tamils up to and including their right to form an independent state must be respected by the governments of the world; and
    – that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam be taken off proscribed terrorist lists.

  2. May 6, 2009 6:47 pm

    Spot on, UWS Students for Palestine! See the posts Sri Israel (10/3/09) & An Armchair Joshua (2/5/09) at Middle East Reality Check http://middleeastrealitycheck.blogspot.com

  3. Gautham.M.V permalink
    May 6, 2009 7:16 pm

    you ppl are doing what we in Tamil Nadu are not able to do due to heartless politicians here. Hats off to you guys.

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