Permanent crisis in the Middle East and North Africa is presented as inevitable, intractable, and rooted in ‘backward’ cultures. The British state and other powers sustain oppression and bloodshed in the region, exporting arms to Saudi Arabia and other powers such as Israel and Turkey. British arms are at the forefront of the Saudi state’s war in Yemen and the repression of Sudanese revolutionaries by the Saudi-backed Transitional Military Council.
The uprising has withstood brutal repression. The UK and EU are complicit - funding Sudanese armed groups to stop refugees reaching Europe. Now leaders have agreed a power-sharing transition deal with the military, but a national day of civil disobedience has been called for 14 July. Join this discussion, led by a Sudanese activist. What does the power-sharing deal mean? What are the latest developments? How can we help?
A Declaration from the Forces of Freedom and Change in Sudan accuses the Transitional Military Council of staging a coup against the revolution and declares a general strike and civil disobedience until the regime falls.
The uprisings in Sudan and Algeria won victories unseen since 2011. What sparked them? What has made them so successful thus far? What is the balance of forces today? What has changed since 2011? What has been the role of women, anti-racism, unions and anti-capitalism? What international solidarity is needed? Two Algerian and two Sudanese activists will be on this Facebook livestream to answer these questions and more.