UPDATED: More arrests of Sudanese teachers as generals try to tighten grip on the state

While Western governments talk in behind-the-scenes negotations about the importance of democracy, Sudan’s generals are attempting to tighten their grip on the state, carrying out mass arrests of teachers and attacking protests organised by the independent teachers’ union, the Sudanese Teachers’ Committee (STC). According to the latest information another 13 teachers from South Darfur were…

Education unions raise alarm as Sudan military and militias beat and detain protesting teachers

Unions representing tens of thousands of workers in higher and further education have joined the calls for action in solidarity with the Sudanese popular uprising against military rule. Britain’s University and College Union (UCU) wrote to Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, condemning the military coup and calling for immediate action by the British government to stop…

Model motion: Solidarity with resistance to the coup in Sudan

This union branch notes:  The widespread popular resistance to the military coup in Sudan since 25 October 2021, including mass strikes, protests and civil disobedience The violent response by the armed forces and RSF militia to these peaceful protests opposing the seizure of power by the military, including the killing and beating of demonstrators and…

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…

‘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…

Sudan’s workers on the march for their rights

The revolution in Sudan got rid of dictator Omar El Bashir, but workers are still fighting for basic rights to organise. Activists from Sudan Labour Bulletin are on the frontline of mobilising solidarity with their struggles for dignity. How did the labour movement in Sudan begin? The workers’ movement came into existence in Sudan as…

Sudan’s workers on the march for their rights

The revolution in Sudan got rid of dictator Omar El Bashir, but workers are still fighting for basic rights to organise. Activists from Sudan Labour Bulletin are on the frontline of mobilising solidarity with their struggles for dignity. They spoke to Anne Alexander for this interview. This article is from the new issue of Middle…

Refugee sit-in in Sudan dispersed, activists appeal for solidarity

Sudanese police forced a sit-in by refugees in Khartoum to disperse on 15 December. Activists from Sudan Labour Bulletin explain why solidarity with refugees is a crucial task for Sudanese revolutionaries.  Late on 15 December, a two-month long sit-in by refugees in front of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)…