Sudan

Sudan: Three day nationwide strike shuts down the country, in unique defiance of Al-Bashir’s rule

Escalation of the struggle needed to overthrow repressive regime. 
The streets and public squares of Sudan’s major cities have been left looking deserted from their usual traffic and pedestrian frenzy as the country was shaken by three days of “civil disobedience” from 27 to 29 November, an action organized and rallied for by activists and ordinary people via social media campaigning, and backed up by some opposition parties. According to ground reports coming from activists and supporters of the CWI in Sudan, universities, schools, market places, public transport and many private businesses, cafes, shops and restaurants remained closed. In the face of open threats issued by the autocratic regime of Omar Al-Bashir, and the intimidation tactics of his notorious security forces, this nationwide shutdown was a remarkable success.

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Sudan

Sudan: Nationwide doctors’ strike defies regime

Solidarity with striking doctors needed! 
In the early hours of Thursday 6 October, Sudanese doctors began an open-ended strike at government hospitals. This strike comes as a result of the deterioration of the health sector in Sudan. Doctors work for low wages and in unbearable conditions. The doctors face poor workplace safety – as seen recently in several attacks both from the security services and from angry patients. For Sudanese people October is associated with the memory of the 1964 workers’ revolution. In such a climate, the authorities are panicked about the possibility that the doctors’ strike could move on to other sectors of the working class.

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