As it is mentioned in the declarations of the 18th Assembly of WFDY, the reactionary governments all around the world want the cost of the capitalist crisis to be paid by the peoples and not by the capitalists. Once again our analysis was reaffirmed. As it is the time of the year that the states budget in most countries is presented, more and more reactionary measures are implemented.
This is also the case in Sri lanka where the government presented its budget on the 21st of November. The anti-popular budget attacks the rights of the youth and the workers and explicitly ignores the major problem of youth unemployment.
The popular strata in Sri Lanka and our comrades of Socialist Youth Union of Sri Lanka are fighting against these policies. SYU launched several demonstrations. One of their recent marches to the Ministry of Finance of Sri Lanka was brutally attacked by the police. Due to the attacks more than 15 young people are badly injured and hundreds got minor injuries. However the protest was very successful in terms of participation and of the political outcome. Now the government continues repressing the popular movement by arresting members of SYU.
This is another example of how imperialism reacts to the struggle of the popular movements not only in Sri Lanka but through out the world. They will do everything to secure the profits of the monopolies. They will generate even more repression every time they fill threatened.
We stand with solidarity to our comrades of SYU and to the struggle of the popular movement in Sri Lanka. Taking this opportunity we would like to salute the rallies, the demonstrations, the strikes and the struggle of the workers and the youth for their rights, that takes place all over the world. In different places across the world the anti-imperialist forces are giving their fights against our enemy, imperialism. With our struggle for social rights we prove that the road of the youth is the same as it is of the workers and the peoples. No matter of the repression we will continue fighting to overthrow imperialism.