The Resistance Committees, formed in neighbourhoods and cities across Sudan, were the secret to bringing down the 30-year-long regime of dictator Omar al-Bashir, write T Hassan and W Madit.
Sudan is now effectively ruled by two competing and irreconcilable centres of power: the military and the grassroots democracy movement, reports Sam Wainwright.
Elders took to the streets across Sudan in a show of support for the country’s youth, who are the forefront of resisting the military junta, reports Pavan Kulkarni.
It is time to dismantle Sudan's Janjaweed militias and freeze their assets to ensure a transition to civilian and democratic government, write T Hassan and W Madit.
Millions of people remain on the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, and other cities, resisting the coup attempt by General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, reports Susan Price.
For eight months in 2018-19, Sudan was gripped by an unprecedented mass movement to overthrow the 30-year dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir. Green Left spoke to Khalid Hassan about the achievements of the Sudanese people and the difficult challenges ahead.
Following months of mass mobilisations, which successfully toppled former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir only to have the military attempt a take-over, the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council (TMC) agreed on August 17 to a transitional government.
While there is relief that, for now, the violence has ended, many Sudanese remain wary. No one has been held responsible for the deaths of more than 100 peaceful protesters killed on June 3, when the army opened fire on the mass sit-in outside the military headquarters.
Sudanese took to the streets in their tens of thousands across the country on July 13, while negotiations for a transitional civilian-led government hung in the balance.
The demands of the Sudanese people right now, after the crackdown on the sit-in is very clear: It is for civil disobedience and a general strike.
Green Left Weekly’s Sam Wainwright spoke with Sabrine Ali, Samah Suria, Nidal Saeed and Nagi Kodi, all Sudanese youth living in Perth, about the powerful movement in Sudan.