Sudan: Behind the Massacre in Khartoum

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By controlling what is allowed to exist in your mind they have enslaved you in such a way that you don't even recongnize the bars as controlling you, but protecting you from the dangers of being free.

Now, far be it from me to claim that freedom is totally safe, but it beats being a slave most days, imo.

You, dear reader, have to decide for you.

Sudan: Behind the Massacre in Khartoum

By Infoshop Staff -
June 19, 2019

by CrimethInc

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The Backstory, the Perpetrators, the Movement

In December 2018, massive protests and unrest organized by labor organizations and neighborhood committees across Sudan toppled the dictator Omar Al-Bashir.
Utilizing ancient Nubian imagery and mythology, as well as contemporary slogans and tactics, the revolutionaries expressed a diverse groundswell of rage in their efforts to escape the ethnic and religious conflicts of the past two decades.
After Al-Bashir fled office, riots, blockades, and protests continued against the Transitional Military Council that seized control of the government, promising to coordinate elections in 2020.

In early 2019, paramilitary groups associated with the Council began to carry out fierce attacks on student protests in Khartoum, culminating in a massacre on June 3 when they brutally evicted an occupation from Al-Qyada Square.
In response, a general strike gripped much of Sudan from June 9 to 11.
Some revolutionaries have pledged to continue their fight from in hiding despite the violence from these nomadic paramilitary groups.

All around the world today, we see the same three-way conflicts.

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In the United States united snakes (sic) and the European Union, this takes the form of a contest between centrists like Emmanuel Macron and Hilary Clinton, far-right demagogues like Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump, and social movements for liberation.

In North Africa and the Middle East, this often manifests as a struggle between dictators like Bashar al-Assad and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, militant Islamist groups, and social movements seeking democracy and egalitarianism.

We see our own struggle in the social movements in Sudan; we should learn all we can about the adversaries they are facing and the processes that produced them.
Many believe that the governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates are implicated in encouraging the bloodbath with which the current rulers of Sudan sought to put an end to the social movement that toppled Al-Bashir and occupied Al-Qyada Square.
This emphasizes the global stakes of the conflict.
If the demonstrators are crushed in Sudan, that blow will resound throughout the Mideast and the world; if they survive and persist, they will give hope to millions more.

The following text, translated and adapted from the Sudanese-French project Sudfa, explores the origins of the janjawids, the paramilitary force behind the massacre of June 3.

In the process, it offers a chilling glimpse of how the border regimes we experience in the United States and European Union function on the other side of the global apparatus of repression, in the zones designated for resource extraction and the containment of the so-called surplus population.

It also affords some insight into the conditions that produce the sort of mercenaries that can slaughter social movements; if we fail to address the needs of the disaffected and desperate populations displaced by war and neoliberal development, nationalists and other authoritarians will take advantage of them to advance their own agendas.

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Killing folks shows a lack of class, imo.
If your utopia requires thugs to make it work, it sucks.
Likely you do, too.