Repression of Sudan protests sparks international solidarity

Leading trade unionists, journalists and activists from Britain, the US and Europe have condemned the attacks by the Sudanese military on protesters demanding civilian rule and democracy during massive protests since 30 June. Journalist and author Gary Younge, National Education Union join General Secretary Dr Mary Bousted, the NEU’s national President Daniel Kebede and Jake…

Urgent action: Sudanese Teachers Committee begins national strike

By Miriam Scharf In Sudan there is an ongoing revolution, a massive network of democratically elected resistance committees and now, this week, a nation wide teachers  strike.  The economic situation is dire, becoming worse day-by-day. No teacher in Sudan can live on the present salary. Families survive on remittances from abroad. >> Read more on…

Solidarity with Algerian socialists ordered to shut down by the state

Algerian socialist organisation, the Parti Socialiste des Travailleurs (Socialist Workers Party) has been banned by the Algerian government in the latest round of a crackdown which is targeting a wide range of activists involved in struggles for political change and social justice. Three years after the eruption of the Hirak, a mass popular movement which…

Palestinian lecturer Shahd Abusalama’s teaching reinstated after student and union campaign

A campaign mobilising support from academics, students, trade unionists and Palestine solidarity activists has pushed back against the victimisation of Palestinian academic Shahd Abusalama, a PhD student and lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Student activists, Palestine solidarity organisations, trade unionists and academics wrote letters of protest to SHU management and campaigned on social media…

Rail workers and health workers lead Sudan strikes as Resistance Committees call for “total civil disobedience” after 7 protesters shot dead

The killing of 7 revolutionary activists in Sudan on Sunday 17 January has sparked a new wave of defiance across the country, with two days of strikes and civil disobedience on 18 and 19 January. The activists were shot dead by the security forces and army during ongoing protests demanding an immediate transition to civilian…