Category: Diaspora

Remembering May 18th 2009

May 17, 2019 4 min to read

Remembering May 18th 2009

Category : Diaspora, Eelam

10 years ago, we stood in the pouring rain and snow, protesting and demanding for the world to put an end to the indiscriminate killing of our sisters and brother back home. May 18 marks a dark day for the Tamil community, a reminder of the lives lost and those that continue to suffer for the struggle for freedom and justice in ...

Tamil Freedom Coalition – Solidarity Night

April 3, 2019 0 min to read

Tamil Freedom Coalition – Solidarity Night

Category : Diaspora, Eelam, Solidarity

Tamil Eelam Will Be Free – 2009Resistance, Resilience, Revolution. Tamil Eelam will be free. Solidarity Night May 11th, 6pmWorkers Action Centre Register for the event:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solidarity-night-registration-… ...

Towards Women’s Liberation

March 16, 2019 2 min to read

Towards Women’s Liberation

Category : Diaspora, Eelam

“The development and the rise of the women’s military wing of the LTTE is one of the greatest accomplishments of our movement…It marks a revolutionary turning point in the history of the liberation struggle of the women of Tamil Eelam.” – V.Prabhakaran   While remembering the contributions and achievements of...

The Struggle for Black Self-Determination and Tamil Sovereignty

February 28, 2019 2 min to read

The Struggle for Black Self-Determination and Tamil Sovereignty

Category : Diaspora, Solidarity

“I freed a thousand slaves. I could’ve freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” – Harriet Tubman   It is imperative for us to acknowledge the ongoing war against Black communities as we celebrate historical Black resistance this month. Black heroes of resistance have made significant changes to not ...

Remembering in Times of Uncertainty

November 8, 2018 2 min to read

Remembering in Times of Uncertainty

Category : Diaspora, Eelam

  To the Tamil diaspora living all around the world, especially the youth, you live in a crucial moment, a time when the duty falls on your shoulders. The month of November is a monumental moment for us all. The chauvinist Sri Lankan state has recently made developments that have shaken the entire island and rippled to every co...

7 Things to know before Traveling to Sri Lanka

April 2, 2018 11 min to read

7 Things to know before Traveling to Sri Lanka

Category : Diaspora, Eelam

Why did I decide to go back to the homeland? To put it simply – because it’s home. No matter where you are on this planet, even the slightest thought of returning home will have you believing that you are returning to an environment and people that will care for you and protect you. My home is where I am free to move how ...

Surviving to Thriving: Trauma within the Tamil Community

March 27, 2018 2 min to read

Surviving to Thriving: Trauma within the Tamil Community

Category : Diaspora, Eelam, Mental Health

In March 2016, Tharshiga and Jenny co-founded and officially launched A.N.B.U(Abuse Never Becomes Us). அன்பு, which loosely translates to Love in Tamil and stands for Abuse Never Becomes Us. A.N.B.U. is a Toronto based not-for-profit organization to work with survivors of childhood sexual abuse within the Tamil community. A...

A Letter For My Raging Sisters

May 27, 2017 6 min to read

A Letter For My Raging Sisters

Category : Diaspora

“It’s the hinge that squeaks that gets the grease” – Malcolm X I am angry. Although probably not for the very same reasons as you are, but for many which are a result of systems and structures created to keep people like us oppressed. Every day, I have power removed from me. I have to deal with racism, sexism, misogyny, and a...

Never Forget

May 27, 2017 6 min to read

Never Forget

Category : Diaspora, Eelam

Can we be free in a system that oppresses us? For decades Tamil’s have been marred by oppression and violence. May 18, 2009 marked the final day of the “war” in Sri Lanka; a day that often brings emotions of hopelessness and despair. Estimates have the death tolls over 100,000. The amount of people displaced, imprisoned or miss...

War on Racism

May 27, 2016 5 min to read

War on Racism

Category : Art, Diaspora

White Supremacists are out, and proud more recently than ever. Their trolling is no longer limited to fake accounts on media web pages, but now has surfaced to “protesting” in front of schools, yelling in public settings and of course violence that has never or will never be called terrorism. So what do we do? Besides feeling hur...

Newsletter subscribe