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In Memoriam

Douglas W. Payne

29 July 2009

    
The Socialist International is very sad to say goodbye to Doug Payne, a longstanding collaborator associated with numerous activities of the Socialist International since the 1980s, who recently lost his battle against cancer. A social democrat from the United States, Doug was first active in the pro-democracy initiatives of the organisation in Latin America and the Caribbean, participating in many SI Missions to countries in that region supporting democratic change and observing elections, later becoming closely involved with the organisation’s activities in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in the work of the SI Asia-Pacific Committee. He cared passionately about the environment and was an early voice calling for action on climate change and global warming. A well known face and an invaluable contributor at many Councils and Congresses of the International, he will be remembered by his friends and colleagues for his compassion, his understanding of international politics and his sharp wit.

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MaLI

SI solidarity with Mali and President Keita following terrorist attack in Bamako


20 NOVEMBER 2015


The Socialist International is deeply saddened by the barbarous terrorist attack in Bamako early this morning, which has resulted in the death of numerous civilians in a hotel in the capital. Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with all those who are suffering and grieving as a result of this cowardly act of terror against innocent people with no chance to defend themselves. This attack is also an attack against democracy and against the efforts of the government and people of Mali to move the country forward. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is a leader that has made us all proud in our International, for his statesmanship, courage and commitment to securing a way forward for peace, democracy and economic progress for all the peoples of Mali...


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Socialist International congratulates San Suu Kyi and NLD on historic election results


13 NOVEMBER 2015


The Socialist International warmly congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy, NLD, on their historic victory following general elections held in Myanmar on 8 November. The results of these elections, in which close to 30 million people were eligible to vote, already show that with 80% of the contested seats now declared, the NLD have more than the two thirds needed to choose the President and put an end to more than 50 years of military rule. These elections, despite the role and influence of the military, has been seen as the first openly contested poll in Myanmar in twenty five years, when the NLD won by a large majority in national elections in 1990 but Aung San Suu Kyi was prevented from taking office by the military and spent several long periods under house arrest, which only ended in 2010....

turKEY

The SI condemns the massive terrorist attack in Ankara and calls for a thorough investigation

12 OCTOBER 2015

The Socialist International strongly condemns the massive terrorist attack on a peaceful rally in Ankara that took place on Saturday 10 October, killing over a hundred people and injuring many more. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and our strong solidarity with all the people in Turkey who stand against violence and who remain committed to the democratic path, the defence of their freedoms and the enjoyment of their rights. We equally stand alongside all those who embrace and defend the values we share...