Emergency Conference: Solidarity with the Sudanese Revolution

Join this online emergency solidarity conference to hear from Sudanese activists how you can support their struggle against military rule

Sponsoring organisations: Sudanese Diaspora Roundtable UK, National Education Union (NEU), University and College Union (UCU), MENA Solidarity Network, Edinburgh TUC, West Midlands Unison, Redbridge TUC, London Fire Brigade Unison

About this event

Since 25 October, Sudan has witnessed huge popular mobilisations against attempts by the military to restore authoritarian rule. A military coup against the civilian members of the Transitional Government has been met by mass protests, civil disobedience and strikes led by grassroots revolutionary organisations – neighbourhood resistance committees, independent trade unions and professional associations. Having emerged from 30 years of dictatorship and war through a popular uprising against Omar al-Bashir which began in December 2018, this mass movement of ordinary people is still fighting to turn their hopes of ‘freedom, peace and justice’ into reality, despite terrible repression.

The Sudanese revolution urgently needs solidarity from around the world to amplify the demands for real change, genuine democracy and an end to military rule being raised in the streets and workplaces.

This online conference aims to:

  • Build solidarity for the Sudanese revolution and resistance to military rule
  • Create networks between trade unionists and activists from Sudan, Britain and beyond
  • Pressurise the British government to end military and diplomatic support for the coup leaders and the regional powers (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel) backing them
  • Publicise the role of the Resistance Committees in leading the Sudanese revolution
  • Establish a Coordinating Committee to organise further events and build solidarity networks nationally and internationally

Register on Eventbrite here

Plenary speakers will include:

  • Chi Onwurah, MP and British Shadow Minister for Digital, Science and Technology
  • Representatives of Sudanese civil society, education and health trade unions, lawyers associations and resistance committees
  • John McDonnell, MP
  • Vicky Blake (University and College Union, UK)
  • Daniel Kebede (National Education Union, UK)

The event will be held on Zoom – log-on details will be sent out to registered participants in advance – please check the event reminder for details.

Sponsoring organisations: Sudanese Diaspora Roundtable UK, National Education Union (NEU), University and College Union (UCU), MENA Solidarity Network, Edinburgh TUC, West Midlands Unison, Redbridge TUC, London Fire Brigade Unison

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