Addressing a seminar led by CAMPACC (Campaign Against Criminalising Communities) on 18th March 2012 entitled, “State repression and the struggle for self-determination: strategies for resistance”, a member of TYO UK’s Analysis and Advocacy Council explained how the Tamil resistance struggle was criminalised using the ‘war on terror’ framework, and how such criminalisation and repression can be overcome.
Speaking along side TYO UK, Jan Jananayagam from TAG (Tamils Against Genocide) explained how how state repression and anti-terror legislation allowed the genocide of Tamils to take place.
The event was organised by CAMPACC (Campaign Against Criminalising Communities) in association with Kurdish Federation UK, Friends of the Basque Country (LONDON), Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO), International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, International Committee Against Disappearances (ICAD), World Sindhi Congress, International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Balochistan National Movement (Baloch Raaji Zrombesh), Liberation & Peace in Kurdistan Campaign.
Sivakami Manoharan speech
Jan Jananayagam speech