Powering the uprising: Sudan’s Resistance Committees

Activists guard a barricade on 2 November – photo via the Karray Resistance Committees Coordination When Sudan’s generals arrested the civilian members of the government and seized power on 25 October, they were confronted by a huge popular uprising. Mass strikes and civil disobedience spread across the country over the following days, and on 30…

Clampdown on Palestinian civil society organisations aims to hide Israeli abuses

Bernard Regan analyses what lies behind the Israeli government’s recent attack on Palestinian organisations. On Friday 22 October Benny Gantz the Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence  signed an order declaring six Palestinian NGOs (Non- Governmental Organisations) as terror organisations. The six organisations are Addameer, Al-Haq, the Bisan Center, Defence for Children International…

‘No way back’ to military dictatorship declare Sudanese activists

By Anne Alexander and Irang Bak The coup launched by Sudanese military leaders on the morning of 25 October is being resisted by mass protests amid calls for total civil disobedience and a political general strike. After mass protests on 21 October, General Abdelfattah al-Burhan dissolved the government and military units took Prime Minister Abdalla…

Solidarity with refugees in Libya – join the protests

By a MENA Solidarity Network contributor For two weeks now, thousands of African immigrants and refugees have been standing together in front of the headquarters of UNHCR Libya demanding their immediate evacuation from Libya. For too long, we closed our hearts and eyes in front of the horrible sufferings of our brothers and sisters: images…

‘How we blocked Israeli ship’ Italian dockers speak out

By Gianni Del Panta Over the last years, the Italian ports have seen the development of a long series of protests and strikes against the passage and loading of ships carrying military equipment. In Genoa the CALP (Collettivo Autonomo Lavoratori Portuali – Dockworkers’ Autonomous Collective) has repeatedly struggled against Saudi ships filled with weapons and…