For the past three weeks, the people of Sudan have been protesting against thirty years of NCP rule -Sudanese ruling party- which has come about through a military coup in 1989. NCP rule has culminated in unbearable living conditions which forced people to take to the streets. The narrative that international media has portrayed is that the current uprising is merely against rising bread prices, when it’s rather a result of 30 years of oppression of the people. The nature of the protests, similar to that of the recent Gilets Jaunes in France, has been sporadic and autonomous, with no particular political parties or organizations in the vanguard. The Sudanese military complex, which is one of the last few remaining strands by which the Sudanese regime is held, has deployed excessive force on protestors. So far, about 800 people have been imprisoned and 37 killed. The usage of violence as a tool of suppression, though, has evidently failed to quell the anger and frustration of the Sudanese people.
We stand in solidarity with the Sudanese working class in their struggle against the Sudanese regime. The people’s struggle for liberation anywhere is of significant importance to the international working class, and working class solidarity should extend all borders. On the 12th at 1pm in Raoul Wallenbergs torg, Stockholm, we’ll be standing in solidarity with the Sudanese working class in their struggle for liberation and so should you!
Syndikalistiska Ungdomsförbundet Uppsala