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Tamil People’s Liberation Army Formed in Sri Lanka

Posted by Ka Frank on December 9, 2009

LTTE soldiers

The Times,December 7, 2009

New Tamil group People’s Liberation Army vows to start fresh war

A Marxist group of Tamil militants with connections to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation and Cuba is preparing to mount a new insurgency in Sri Lanka six months after the Government declared an end to the 26-year-old war there.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was founded in eastern Sri Lanka four months ago and has vowed to launch attacks against government and military targets unless its demands for a separate Tamil homeland are met.

“This war isn’t over yet,” Commander Kones, head of the PLA’s Eastern District military command, told The Times during a night meeting in a safe house in the east of the country last week.

“There has been no solution for Tamils since the destruction of the LTTE [Tamil Tigers] in May. So we have built and organised the PLA and are ready to act soon. Our aim is a democratic socialist liberation of the northeast for a Tamil Eelam [the desired Tamil state].” Read the rest of this entry »

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Sri Lanka: 11,000 Tamils Still Held for “Rehabilitation”

Posted by Ka Frank on December 9, 2009

DNA India, December 6, 2009

11,000 Tamil ‘fighters’ held in secured Lankan camps

London: Over 11,000 Tamil ‘fighters’, including children, were held by Sri Lanka without charge in highly secured “rehabilitation centres”, despite claims by authorities it had lifted restrictions on the movement of all displaced persons, a news report has said.

According to The Times newspaper, more than 11,000 Tamil prisoners are being held without charge in closely guarded “rehabilitation centres”, even as the government claimed it had released all Tamil civilians from detention centres last week. It said children are among 11,000 Tamil ‘fighters’ held in rehabilitation.

According to the report, the prisoners, whose exact number has been unknown due to the government placed restitutions, is allegedly a “combatant category” that includes former LTTE fighters. However, the definition of “Tamil Tiger” is unclear. Apart from the hardcore LTTE cadres, many of those in the camps are thought to be Tamil youths, their family members and civil administrators, forcibly conscripted by the Tigers in the final stages of the war. Read the rest of this entry »

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NDF Philippines on Martial Law in Maguindanao

Posted by Ka Frank on December 9, 2009

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in action in Maguindanao

Philippine Revolution, December 7, 2009

The imposition of ML in Maguindanao smacks of treachery and tyranny!

Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos

Spokesperson, National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao

The National Democratic Front-Mindanao considers the Arroyo regime’s declaration of martial rule in the province of Magindanao on Dec. 5 as a brazen abuse of power that dangerously leads to the impingement of the rights of the people and is directed against the struggle of the Bangsamoro in particular and of the Filipino people in general.

The Arroyo governement, which is supposed to end in 2010 shamelessly used the Maguidnanao massacre as a perfect alibi to impose martial law and use it as a testing ground for its eventual imposition nationwide. The declaration of martial law in Maguindanao satisfies nothing but Arroyo’s greed for power. It is a desperate bid to eradicate any prospect of prosecution once out of power.

While the nation, together with the international community, link arms to condemn the brutal mass murder of about 60 people, including media workers, lawyers, and innocent civilians, and to demand swift justice, the proclamation of martial law by the fascist Arroyo government instead signals treachery and tyranny. Read the rest of this entry »

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