Sudan: filling the gap when the state fails

A year after the revolution forced out dictator El Bashir Sudan’s activists are bracing themselves for the pandemic, report Anne Alexander and Irang Bak. This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online  A year ago Sudan’s…

Bahrain: British Medical Association conference delegates salute jailed colleagues

Delegates at the British Medical Association’s annual conference in June 2013 sent a message of solidarity to Bahraini healthworkers who have been jailed and tortured during the crackdown against protests in 2011. They gathered outside the conference centre, holding up the names of seven medical professionals who have all served prison sentences on trumped-up charges.…

Event: MENA Solidarity Activists’ Workshop 29 June

MENA Solidarity Network – Activists’ Workshop 1 – 3.30pm – 29 June 2013 Bloomsbury Suite, University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY Two years after the ‘Arab Spring’ began, the explosive combination of neo-liberalism and political repression continues to spark massive popular protests. MENA Solidarity’s Activists’ Workshop will be an opportunity to hear first-hand…

UK: Bahraini doctor’s message to NHS marchers

Dr Mahmoud al-Fardan worked in the Accident and Emergency department at Salmaniyya Hospital in Bahrain. He fled Bahrain in the wake of the brutal crackdown against protesters in 2011, having seen dozens of his colleagues arrested and sentenced to long jail terms. He witnessed the storming of Salmaniyya Hospital by the riot police and army…