Ranil Abeysekera 
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Re: “Seven Must-See East Bay Exhibits that Honor the Black Panther Party's Fiftieth Anniversary

La Pena Cultural Center https://m.facebook.com/LaPenaCulturalCente…

Revolution 2.0 an exhibition featuring Black Panther Party photo gallery, Inkworks Press posters, Zapatista art intersections and local artists. On through October 10th
Ranil Abeysekera

Posted by Ranil Abeysekera on 10/07/2016 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Why Is There a Housing Crisis?

Mr. Walker is correct in observing the remote participation of the boom and bust economic cycle in he Bay Area housing crisis. Wrong assuming that the activists have proposed non Negotiable standing on development. The Nimby will continue to pimp the crisis. City councils will sell out. The geography and demand will rule the day. The movers will reap the benefits of the boom and perhaps take to water sports during the bust? If we wait on the revolution recipe mentioned for change it's like hoping Bernie will win! So let's cut the crap and introduce something known as FairPlay and genius to maintain equity. It happens in most developing nations in the world. Also known as democratic process in some regions.

Posted by Ranil Abeysekera on 04/03/2016 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Inkworks Press, 1974–2016

Thank you Lincoln for this piece. It is an honor to have been a collective member for the past 17 years. I joined Inkworks in 1998 as production manager and was a customer sales representative and estimator the past 6 years. I will continue to serve the movements with the support of Community Printers. I started my career in printing when it was letterpress only in Sri Lanka in the early 80's. The print shop was founded by breakaway members of the JVP, upon their release to public life in 1977. ( Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna - People's Liberation Front) a Marxist/Leninist group that staged a failed insurrection to topple the repressive government in 1971 .
We successfully published anti government - prodemocracy work in three languages for many Human Rights and labor advocacy groups, including students unions. The intellectual left movement builders at the time were challenged by draconian laws and party politics that instigated racial and ethnic division. The country was in a state of civil war for 30 years.
I fled the Island in 1989 amidst death threats to myself and family members.
I went to Canada as a political refugee in 1990. I certainly left my heart in San Francisco my port of landing. I was a collective member at Our Times, Canada's only independent Labor magazine for 7 years and met Inkworks and Community Printers through the Progressive Printers Network. I am grateful for the opportunity to grow with local political movements that take on global issues.
"¡Hasta la Victoria Siempre!"

Posted by Ranil Abeysekera on 02/10/2016 at 11:14 PM

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