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Economics and Unrest: Findings of the ILO in Relation to Social Movements by Ganidhu Weerasinha

Social movements have shaped and are shaping modern societies around the globe. From the American Civil Rights Movement to the Anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa, Social movements have benefited and transformed the economic, political and social conditions of many people. But this is not always the case.This article will discuss in brief the political and historical background of social movements and the factors leading to civil unrest using data collected by the InterntionalLabourOrganisation (ILO) to further explore this issue.

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The Fragile States Index, Sri Lanka and the idea of sustainable security - by Piyumani Ranasinghe

Sri Lanka, an island nation strategically located in the Indian Ocean, is home to a rich history commonly defined by ethnic and religious aspirations. Once a nation known for its multiculturalism and tea, today it is scrutinised for being a soldier and victim of a three-decade ethnic war and its various economic, political and social implications on domestic institutions.

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Understanding Our ‘Blindspot’ To Make Peace building Comprehensive - by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera.

The young soldiers and Tamilians who sacrificed their lives to a cause that was created by a previous generation perhaps did not know the underlying politics of why they had to fight. The younger generation has taken a burden passed to them by certain political leaders that they have not seen nor heard.

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Victorious Russia or victorious Putin

The Soviet Union experienced historical changes after signing of the Belavezha Accords in 1991. - By Nipuli Gajanayake

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