Sri Lanka: Police Crackdown on Students

The new Sri Lankan government under Ranil Wickremesinghe have unleashed crackdown on student activists of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) and other organisations who were agitating against the deteriorating democratic situation in the country. The protest, which was organised on 25th August, witnessed thousands of students and activists marching in the streets of Colombo.

Gaza Under Attack, Again!

On August 5th, 2022, the Israeli Occupation Forces launched a brutal military aggression in besieged Gaza leading to the massacre of 49 Palestinians, including 17 children. More than 200 people were injured and hundreds of homes were destroyed in the attack. Gaza, which faces a decade-long land-sea-air blockade, is at the verge of a severe humanitarian catastrophe. The 11-day long Israeli massacre campaign in Gaza in May 2021 had further exacerbated the already dilapidated humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Railway Workers in the UK Organize Three-Day National Strike

Thousands of railway workers in the United Kingdom embarked on a historic national strike on June 21, 23 and 25 against the attempts by Network Rail (that operates and develops most of Britain’s railway infrastructure) and train operating companies to cut thousands of jobs. The strike, which was organized under the banner of National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) was the biggest rail strike in last 30 years.

Bush Admits To War Crimes In Iraq

Former US President George Bush, speaking at an event at the George W Bush Presidential Center that examined the future of American elections, made a Freudian slip of the tongue. He said, “[The] decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq… I mean, of Ukraine.” What followed this gaffe, however, was even more significant.

US Navy Violates India’s Maritime Sovereignty

The US navy has openly stated that it has violated India’s (and Maldives’) maritime sovereignty, declaring in a statement “On April 7, 2021 (local time) USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) asserted navigational rights and freedoms approximately 130 nautical miles west of the Lakshadweep Islands, inside India’s exclusive economic zone, without requesting India’s prior consent, consistent with international law. India requires prior consent for military exercises or maneuvers in its exclusive economic zone or continental shelf…”

Condemn Military Coup In Myanmar

CPIML condemns the February 1 military coup in Myanmar, the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of the NLD which swept the elections last year, and the fatal firings on protesting people.

In 2015, openly contested elections were first held in Myanmar after 25 years of military rule. Between 2015 and 2021, the military never relinquished control to the civilian government headed by Suu Kyi.