[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Solidarity statement for Sudan and Algeria

Jai Sen jai.sen at cacim.net
Fri Apr 26 01:41:21 CEST 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Algeria in movement…, Sudan in movement…, International solidarity in movement…

[Following up on the extraordinary things that are happening in Sudan and in Algeria in our times, and in hope and solidarity :

Solidarity statement for Sudan and Algeria

(do sign here <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2lsgXbqtLArebWpBgCqfUV-cnV9VmW_PAG9E-A1g9zp4-Sw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR345pUt4S_wOzn8W8Ags7FmpeTqqKHL1hG0rzTH7rLarJZ3i-LVfc3u1S0&fbzx=6546367151439658067>, please: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2lsgXbqtLArebWpBgCqfUV-cnV9VmW_PAG9E-A1g9zp4-Sw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR345pUt4S_wOzn8W8Ags7FmpeTqqKHL1hG0rzTH7rLarJZ3i-LVfc3u1S0&fbzx=6546367151439658067 <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2lsgXbqtLArebWpBgCqfUV-cnV9VmW_PAG9E-A1g9zp4-Sw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR345pUt4S_wOzn8W8Ags7FmpeTqqKHL1hG0rzTH7rLarJZ3i-LVfc3u1S0&fbzx=6546367151439658067> )

            And please do feel free to circulate widely.  Thanks for posting this, Patrick.  



> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Patrick Bond <pbond at mail.ngo.za>
> Subject: [Debate-List] (Fwd) Solidarity statement for Sudan and Algeria
> Date: April 25, 2019 at 10:20:09 AM EDT
> To: DEBATE <debate-list at fahamu.org>, "progeconnetwork at googlegroups.com" <progeconnetwork at googlegroups.com>, "safis-solidarity-platform at googlegroups.com" <safis-solidarity-platform at googlegroups.com>

(do sign here <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2lsgXbqtLArebWpBgCqfUV-cnV9VmW_PAG9E-A1g9zp4-Sw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR345pUt4S_wOzn8W8Ags7FmpeTqqKHL1hG0rzTH7rLarJZ3i-LVfc3u1S0&fbzx=6546367151439658067>, please: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2lsgXbqtLArebWpBgCqfUV-cnV9VmW_PAG9E-A1g9zp4-Sw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR345pUt4S_wOzn8W8Ags7FmpeTqqKHL1hG0rzTH7rLarJZ3i-LVfc3u1S0&fbzx=6546367151439658067 <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2lsgXbqtLArebWpBgCqfUV-cnV9VmW_PAG9E-A1g9zp4-Sw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR345pUt4S_wOzn8W8Ags7FmpeTqqKHL1hG0rzTH7rLarJZ3i-LVfc3u1S0&fbzx=6546367151439658067> )

Statement of solidarity with the Sudanese and Algerian Uprisings

Many are watching with growing astonishment as the Sudanese and Algerian uprisings have emerged over the past few months, defying the counter-revolutionary wave that swept the region following the Middle East and North Africa uprisings of 2011. Ironically, Omar al-Bashir’s last international visit was to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad to show his support to the surviving ancien regime that looks to have weathered the storm, only to return to an uprising that has challenged everything from IMF austerity measures to the authoritarian and patriarchal nature of the regime. Though the protests have been ongoing for several months now, mainstream international media has only just started to take notice. Their disinterest has also ignored the tens of thousands of teachers protesting in Morocco in the past few months, and the ups and downs of revolt and repression throughout the region as a whole.
The level of sophistication of organizing in both the Sudanese and Algerian uprisings reignites the hope that a new wave of uprising can achieve the initial demands of the revolutionary processes started in 2011 in their quest for dignity, equality and freedom. The Sudanese and Algerian diasporas have played a crucial role in spreading the revolution beyond their national borders, calling on all those who believe that the struggle should be international to join them. 

At the time of writing, the Sudanese uprising has already succeeded in removing and imprisoning Omar al-Bashir--who has been wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide since 2009. As he has been forced out of power, his successor, army lieutenant Awad Ibn Auf, was himself not able to hold office for more than twenty-four hours. Protestors have also called on Ibn Auf’s successor, General Abdel-Fattah Burhan, to bow out and oversee a transition to civilian power.

Less than two weeks earlier, Algeria’s mass protests forced Abdelaziz Bouteflika to announce that he would step down and not run for a fifth term, leading to his replacement by an interim government that is a spitting image of Bouteflika’s ancien regime. 

In both countries, the overthrow of individual figureheads of the regime is understood to be far from enough. The call is to continue and deepen the uprisings until fundamental political and socio-economic changes are made in favor of the popular classes, completely replacing the old regimes and their rulers.

The Sudanese and Algerian protesters have learned from their past revolutionary struggles and from the neighboring counter-revolutionary regimes that only through popular resistance, mass participation, and self-organization will they be able to achieve radical change and democratic and socio-economic rights. 

Various dictatorial regimes, regional and imperialist powers have witnessed the developments of these latest popular uprisings with fear, viewing them as a threat to their own interests and powers. In response, they have expressed their support to the Sudanese and Algerian heads of the army and encouraged them to retain control. Alongside these calls, these regional and international actors have warned directly or indirectly against the continuation and deepening of the revolutionary process. 

We state our continuous solidarity with the Sudanese and Algerian popular classes, as well as with the rest of region. Their struggles are an inspiration for all those fighting for the emancipation and liberation of the oppressed throughout the world.

In this perspective, we urge leftist and progressive organizations and networks around the world to express their solidarity with the new waves of uprisings in Sudan and Algeria and continuous resistance in the region. Organize protests in your respective countries in front of embassies, consulates and state representatives in coordination with the revolutionary diasporas accompanying the uprising. Continue to follow events as they unfold, in order to take action if the movements face greater levels of repression. During this critical period, only pressure from the streets in and outside of Sudan, Algeria, Morocco and beyond can guarantee the success of the second wave of the Middle East and North African uprisings.

--إقرأ البيان بالعربي--
https://www.al-manshour.org/node/8072?fbclid=IwAR3xPBGiLIMEkiCCl9nN155pUyf72Zn_Uqvy8_6qtAWgvBLg7jot2fNJxKk <https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.al-manshour.org/node/8072?fbclid%3DIwAR3xPBGiLIMEkiCCl9nN155pUyf72Zn_Uqvy8_6qtAWgvBLg7jot2fNJxKk&sa=D&ust=1556204942076000&usg=AFQjCNHuLhBqoB1Llgpt-exe7R5Bgbmjgw>
Upcoming International Solidarity Protests: 

Sunday, April 21, London UK: The Corrupt Algerian Regime Must Go Now, 1-4 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/407808316675608/?ti=cl <https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.facebook.com/events/407808316675608/?ti%3Dcl&sa=D&ust=1556204942076000&usg=AFQjCNEN0ZuoA0Hrs1PkzQ9Q_FUBgG30qw>
Sunday, April 28, London UK: 10th Algerian Protest Against the Corrupt Regime in Algeria, 1-4 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/365226744093958/ <https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.facebook.com/events/365226744093958/&sa=D&ust=1556204942077000&usg=AFQjCNELCx7Zkw0ujKRi4pMEDVRbh-cZ5w>

Elia El Khazen, Socialist Forum Lebanon
Shireen Akram-Boshar, Boston Socialist activist
brian bean, Chicago Socialists
Omar Hassan, Socialist Alternative Australia
Ali Mehraban Ramirez, San Diego Socialist Network
Jess W., San Diego Socialist Network
Pascal Damien, Revolutionære Socialister (DK)
Bill Mullen, Purdue University AAUP
Sherry Wolf, Sr Organizer, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Gehna Kapoor, SOAS University of London
Sean Larson, Chicago Socialists
Brian Ward, Socialist Activist, Wisconsin 
Tanima Sharma, University of Chicago
Kirstin Roberts, Chicago Teachers Union
Fred Mecklenburg, News and Letters Committees, Chicago
Joseph Daher, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Frieda Afary, Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists, LA
Ines Mahmoud, University of London, Birkbeck
Karim Safieddine, AUB Secular Club, Lebanon
Malek Jadah, American University of Beirut (AUB)
Bruno Huberman, SOAS London/Sedq São Paulo
Ashley Smith, Burlington Socialist Writer and Activist, Burlington, Vermont
Adam Johannes, Cardiff Socialist Forum, Cardiff Wales UK
Dana Cloud, Syracuse University
Nancy Welch, University of Vermont United Academics
Helen Scott, United Academics AFT/AAUP, Vermont
Julian Guerrero, Downtown NYC Socialists
Harald Etzbach, Journalist/Translator, Berlin, Germany 
Bill Fletcher Jr, former president, TransAfrica Forum
Matt Laidlaw, Socialist Alternative Australia 
Nader Hashemi, University of Denver 
Yasser Munif, Syrian Activist and Professor, Emerson College
Richard Mellor, Facts For Working People Blog
Dan La Botz, New Politics, NYC
Robert Cuffy, Socialist Workers Alliance Guyana
Lara El Kateb, Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists 
Stephen Mahood, member of Solidarity, Boston US
Steve Leigh, Marxist, Seattle Washington US
Benjamin Balthaser, American Association of University Professors
Jens Hanssen, University of Toronto, Canada
Nigel Gibson, Emerson College, Boston
Peter Solenberger, member of Solidarity and DSA, Michigan US
Emma Wilde Botta, Socialist Activist, SF Bay Area, US
Alexander Macmillan, Greensboro Socialists, Greensboro US
Lowell Bander, Revolutionary Socialist, Seattle US
Phil Gasper, Professor Notre Dame de Namur University, US
Isaac Kreisman, VT-NEA, Burlington Vermont
Snehal Shingavi, University of Texas, TSEU/CWA local 6186, Austin Texas
Elizabeth Lalasz, Nurse Representative, National Nurses United, Chicago Illinois
Scott McLemee, member of Solidarity, Washington DC
Michael Shallal, DC United Against Hate, Washington DC
JC Boyle, San Diego Socialist Network 
Thomas Harrison, New Politics journal, New York US
David Camfield, Socialist Labour Activist, Winnipeg, Canada
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, US
Ahmed Abu Artema, Palestinian activist and writer, Palestine
Jack Hicks, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Sarah Bracke, University of Amsterdam
David McNally, University of Houston/Texas State Employees Union, Texas
Alejandro Quryat, Venezuelan Socialist, NYC
Lee Wengraf, Author, “Extracting Profit: Imperialism, Neoliberalism & the New Scramble for Africa,” New York City
Kareem Chehayeb, Journalist, Beirut Lebanon
Jason Schulman, NYC Democratic Socialists of America, NY, US
Roberto Mozzachiodi, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Stephen Oren, Independent Scholar, Chicago US
Seth Uzman, SOAS / RS21, UK
Sofia Arias, NYC Democratic Socialists of America
Art Francisco, Carpenters Local 30, Everett, WA US
Andrew Gilberds, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada
Swati Birla, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Northampton MA US
Boris Kilgarriff, SOAS Palestine Society, London UK
Pranav Jani, Ohio State University, AAUP, Columbus Ohio, US
Andrew Abreu, Socialist Activist, Florence MA US
Jim Cohen, Sorbonne Nouvelle (Univ. de Paris 3), France
Michael Karadjis, Western Sydney University, Syria Solidarity Australia
Parastou Saberi, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Ari White, Fightback (Aotearoa/Australia), Melbourne 
Charles Post, AFT 2334/Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York, Brooklyn
Rasigan Maharajh, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane, South Africa
Toufic Haddad, Jerusalem Palestine
Megan Haygood, Solidarity and DSA member, Seattle US
Rachida Aziz, Le Space, Brussels Belgium
Valerie Dionne, Colby College, Maine US
Eric Ruder, solidarity activist, Brooklyn NY, US
Ryan Tardiff, Greensboro Socialists, Greensboro
Mary Killian, Berlin Germany
Reema, Palestine Solidarity Group, Chicago Illinois
Geoff Guy, Chicago Socialists, Chicago US
Elif Genc, New School, New York, US
Jason Metter, Denver Communists, Denver, CO
Laura Peñaranda, Colombia Humana, Bogotá, Colombia 
stephen r shalom, William Paterson University, Montclair, NJ, US
Sarah Z. Mamo, Columbus Ohio Revolutionary Socialists, Columbus, US
Jessica Cerullo, Seattle Socialist Activist, Seattle
Justin Akers Chacon, San Diego City College, AFT Local 1931, US
Alptekin Aydogan, Ohio, US
Peter Bohmer, The Evergreen State College; Economics for Everyone, Olympia, US
Anja Drayton, Monash University, Melbourne Australia
Isabelle Bartter, Teamsters, Rochester NY
Michael Letwin, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return; Former President, Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW 2325, Brooklyn, US
Sina Zekavat, Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists, Berlin Germany
Ramah Kudaimi, War Resisters League
Akela, The Ohio State University, Columbus, US
Peter Saxtrup Nielsen, NNF, Denmark
Ryan Gannon, Socialist Activist, Boston, MA, US
Mary Rizzo, Le Voci della Libertà, Syrian solidarity media organisation, Italy
Wayne Heimbach, SEIU (retired), Chicago, US
Andy L Heintz, progressive writer and author, Marshalltown
Gabriela Chaparro, Law School Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Richard Folsom, University of Colorado at Boulder, Organizer, Boulder, CO, US
Fouad Roueiha, Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists, Italy/Syria
Djamil Lakhdar-Hamina, Revolutionary Socialist, Washington DC, US
Kristen Kelley, Chicago Socialists, Chicago 
Edward Sutton, Climate justice activist, Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America, Minneapolis, US
Ethan Ackelsberg, Central Ohio Revolutionary Socialists
Ronald Gust, MA arts, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Heloisa Y, Quilombo Invisível, Berlin, Germany
Rima Najjar, Bloomington
John King, New York, US
Thomas Harrison, New York, US
Abdalaziz Alhamza, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, New York, US / Raqqa, Syria 
Lauren Nickell, Boston Teachers Union, Boston MA
Laís Barbero, Refracta Brasil berlin collective, Sao Paulo, brasil
Emmanuel Santos, Socialist activist, NYC US
Manjiri Palicha, Anti discrimination Trainer, Berlin
Gabriela Seith, Free University, Berlin, Berlin Germany
Rehana, The new school
Edna Bonhomme, Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) Union, Berlin, Germany
Loubna Messaoudi, Activist, Berlin
Bryce Kieren Healy, Socialist, Boston, US
Kathleen Brown, The Coalition Berlin, Berlin Germany
Dina Wahba, Free University, Berlin, Berlin Germany
Mutiara Teng, Frauenstreik Berlin, Berlin Germany
Katherine El-Salahi, Oxford UK
Natalie Kabbashi, union, East Orange, US
Ezekiel Pajibo, Liberian Activist, Johannesburg, South Africa
Leila Al Shami, writer and activist
Antonia Carcelen-Estrada, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito Ecuador
Daniel Menezes Delfino, Militante anticapitalista, São Paulo, Brasil
Karin Baker, Solidarity and DSA member, US
Ghassan Makarem, Socialist Forum, Beirut Lebanon
Nina Lozano, Loyola Marymount University, Costa Mesa
David Yates, US
Elsa Wiehe, Boston MA
Amro Alshareef, Palestine at MIT, Cambridge, MA, US
Hana Ali, Yale University Psychiatrist, Connecticut US
Ella Wind, GSOC UAW-2110, Toronto
Zaynab Ergasheva, South Florida BDS, Miami US

Hanan Badr, Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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