Event: Solidarity with the Sudanese Revolution: one year after the coup – 6 November 2022 (London and online)

Freedom, Peace, Justice  This conference will bring together trade unionists and activists from Sudan and Britain to learn from each other and build solidarity for each others’ struggles for social justice and against political repression and attacks on workers’ rights. It will take place a year after the military seized power in Sudan on October…

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…

“Major distortions on basic issues” Academic report slams “invasive” rewrite of school textbooks after campaign by pro-Israeli groups

By Miriam Scharf Under pressure from pro-Israeli organisations, a major educational publisher carried out an extensive revision of two GCSE History textbooks which inserted “major distortions” on questions such as the illegality of settlements under international law, according to a leading academic. Professor John Chalcraft co-authored a detailed report comparing the content of the two…

Education unions condemn arrest of Sudanese teachers’ leader

The arrest and disappearance of Yassin Hassan Abdelkarim, president of the Sudanese Teachers’ Committee on 28 June has drawn strong condemnation from the University and College Union (UCU) and International Solidarity Officers in the NEU teachers’ union. Paul Cottrell, acting General Secretary of UCU wrote to the Sudanese ambassador calling for Yassin’s immediate release after…

Bahrain: unions launch campaign against UK failure to act on abuses

Joint Press Release from Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, MENASolidarity and UCU EMBARGOED UNTIL 9:00am, 24 September 2015 Unions launch campaign over UK government failure to act on Bahrain abuses. Call for independent audit of FCO assistance to Bahrain. UK and global trade unions today launched a campaign highlighting “widespread and systematic” human rights…

Sign the statement against Sisi’s visit to UK

Originally posted on Egypt Solidarity:
Trade unionists, campaigning lawyers, activist groups and student union leaders are backing a statement against the visit of Egyptian president Abdelfattah el-Sisi to the UK. The open letter to David Cameron condemns British support for the military regime in Egypt and British complicity in Sisi’s attacks on human rights, including…

UK: Union leaders back campaign for Haitham Mohamedain

Picture: Jane Loftus from the Communication Workers’ Union Dozens of trade union leaders signed a statement in solidarity Haitham Mohamedain, the Egyptian labour lawyer and revolutionary activist who was arrested last week, during TUC Congress in Bournemouth. Activists from MENA Solidarity also raised the crackdown on Egyptian revolutionaries, opponents of the military government and the…