USAID Head Butts In: Baring Small Gifts, Wielding Big Threats

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 04-10 September 2022 Questions to ask about a ‘struggle’: 1) What is the social base? 2) Who are the organizers? 3) Who are the funders? 4) How is the politics benefiting the working classes? 5) Who is producing the images? 6) Where does my knowledgeContinue reading “USAID Head Butts In: Baring Small Gifts, Wielding Big Threats”

US Embassy Bribery of High Court in Aeroflot Scandal

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 05-11 June 2022       A colonial family law firm has been caught in an illegal act involving bribery by the US embassy to seize a Russian Aeroflot aircraft. This ‘first’ law firm is linked to the colonial robbery of lands to set up plantations, andContinue reading “US Embassy Bribery of High Court in Aeroflot Scandal”

Import-Export Mafia, Drug Lords, Media Barons & Flexible Workers

“Before you study the economics, study the economists!” e-Con e-News 5-11 December 2021 An ‘international drug mafia’ and ‘fraudulent business operations’ were identified as ‘major challenges’ in Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa’s 2022 budget speech. This mafia, if you believe the capitalist media, is led by people with Sinhala village names – Makandure Madush, et.Continue reading “Import-Export Mafia, Drug Lords, Media Barons & Flexible Workers”

Killing the Lights: Ruin Peasants, Export Workers

‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News 28 November – 04 December 2021 “…uppermost in Wimalasurendra’s mind was the harnessing of the Laxapana waters to produce hydroelectricity and to supply ‘lakhs of lights’ as the name Laxapana implies. 9 long years later, a project based on the original proposals of Wimalasurendra butContinue reading “Killing the Lights: Ruin Peasants, Export Workers”

The Ghost of Philip Gunawardena & the Cry for a Cultural Revolution

eesrilanka.wordpress.com “Before you study the economics, study the economists!” The Ghost of Philip Gunawardena & the Cry for a Cultural Revolution e-Con e-News 02-08 August 2020 “Sir”, Philip told SWRD, “Your life itself is in danger…” As the sun set on October 1958, a foretelling rang out, with the murder of Dingiri Banda of Alawwa,Continue reading “The Ghost of Philip Gunawardena & the Cry for a Cultural Revolution”

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