Illustration of the 2009 Gardiner Expressway protests which saw Tamil people from Toronto bring traffic to a standstill.
This Mother’s Day reflect on why mainstream media doesn’t recognize racialized women-led resistance movements as feminism. On the 12th anniversary of the Gardiner protest, let’s centre Tamil mothers.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the frontrunner in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, faces a lawsuit in the US for alleged extrajudicial killing and torture.
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the frontrunner in the presidential election. He was defence secretary during his brother Mahinda’s presidency when the government is accused of numerous wartime atrocities.
“This review…is really just a bone to Pauline Hanson. The government needs her vote in the senate,” says Michelle Grattan on the controversial appointment of Hanson as deputy chair of the committee.
Michelle Grattan discusses the government’s new family law inquiry, and Australia being banned from the speaking list at the upcoming UN climate change summit.
The Biloela Tamil family will be able to remain in Australia until the asylum claim for the youngest daughter is properly assessed.
Of the original 31,000 refugees in the ‘fast-track’ visa caseload, nearly 8,200 are yet to have their applications processed. As a result, their lives remain in limbo.
The government faces volleys of anger from some noisy and many (usually) quiet Australians.
As the Sri Lankan Tamil family from Biloela prepares to learn their fate tomorrow, Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton can’t avoid looking threadbare in terms of humanity.
Protests in London in 2009.
A decade on, the power of remembrance is key to Tamil culture.
A Tamil man who was paralyzed by shelling during the final weeks of the conflict in Mullivaikkal in 2009 is seen in this 2018 photo in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.
This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. The world knows what happened in Rwanda. What about Sri Lanka?
Muslim devotees offer prayers during Eid al-Fitr in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
A new chapter of violence has begun in Sri Lanka and old divisions may yet again escalate further.
Tibet take on Northern Cyrus in Enfield, London.
The tournament featured teams from Tibet, North Cyprus, the Isle of Man and many more.
Translations into English of Tamil texts have helped India’s ‘untouchables’ to gain a new voice.
Is translating into native languages helping the disenfranchised?
Julia Gillard meets with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa at the 2011 CHOGM meeting: should Australia boycott the 2013 meeting in Sri Lanka over human rights concerns?
Given its long association with the Commonwealth, it is no surprise that Sri Lanka is hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in November this year. These biannual meetings are normally…
A Tamil Tiger fighter killed by Sri Lankan forces on May 14 2009.
What makes Australians morally outraged? What gets really gets our blood boiling? It would seem that Four Corners has inadvertently put this question to the test this week. On Monday the 4th of July 2011…