Prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra (pronounced "Chin-a-what") and his
Thai Rak Thai (TRT) party are on course for a crushing parliamentary
majority following the elections in Thailand on Sunday 6 February.
"The grotesque picture of devastation is slowly emerging and haunting
us. The real brunt of the tsunami was taken by the eastern part of the
island. The principal town, Pottuvil, has seen the worst disaster in its
With the help of the thousands of donations that have been made in the
last four weeks to the Campaign Sri Lanka, our comrades in the country
second worst hit in the region have picked themselves up and started out
on the campaigning road once more.
Last Friday, Teungku Malik Mahmood, was interviewed by Offensiv in its
Stockholm office. He is in exile but regarded by the Aceh Freedom
Movement (Gam) as the rightful prime minister of the State of Aceh. He
pointed out the wide gap between the words and deeds of the Indonesian
"Socialists and the Venezuelan Revolution", by Tony Saunois, is very
relevant to the struggles of the workers and peasants in the
neo-colonial world as a whole, but is of special significance for
Like criminals with guilty consciences creeping back to the scene of
their crime to apologise, capitalist governments around the world now
promise to set up an Indian Ocean tsunami early warning system. Was the
risk of this catastrophic event so tiny that they could be excused for
not having set up a warning system...