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The Socialist 24 November 2021

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The Socialist issue 1157

Workers' action can defeat weak and divided Tories

Working class strangled by price rises and pay cuts

Poorer pensioners fleeced by social care cap

Tories hammer nail in pensions triple lock coffin

HS2 eastern route cancelled: Fight for a workers' plan for public transport

Cricket's history of racism and elitism


Midwives march against unsafe staffing and for adequate funding

Tories responsible for NHS staff shortages


End sexism and violence against women


Socialism 2021: A steely determination to change society

What did you think of Socialism 2021?


Support uni workers' walk-out on pay and pensions

RMT to strike in London night-tube dispute

Panasonic workers strike against pay freeze

Tesco warehouse workers ballot for strike action

Sage care home workers' pay victory


Historic victory of India's farmers

Sudan: "Hamdok has sold the revolution!"

USA: Right-wing vigilante Rittenhouse acquitted - capitalist courts will not defend the working class!


Chartism: The world's first working-class movement


The struggle for accessible workplaces and an inclusive society


Obituary: Ted Austin (1940-2021) - working-class socialist stalwart


Victory! Hackney children's centres saved!

West Sussex: Payouts for council bosses, cuts for us

Newham: Durning Hall - another shameful act of Labour gentrification

Slough: Adult service cuts will leave vulnerable homeless

Northampton: Phoney consultation to mask cuts

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Sudan: "Hamdok has sold the revolution!"

Revolution can only go forward if entire capitalist ruling class is overthrown

Abdalla Hamdok, Photo: Ola A Al Sheikh

Abdalla Hamdok, Photo: Ola A Al Sheikh   (Click to enlarge)

"Hamdok has sold the revolution," chanted protesters in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, after a deal was announced between military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Abdalla Hamdok, the ousted civilian leader of the country's 'transitional government'. Thousands also rallied in Khartoum's twin city Omdurman, and in other cities.

The protests had originally been called by the main opposition movement, the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) following a new bloody crackdown by Sudan's armed forces.

Sudan's masses have been continuously demonstrating on the streets and striking following al-Burhan's coup d'etat on 25 October, when he declared a 'state of emergency' and ousted the two-year-old transitional government.

Under the new agreement Hamdok, appointed as prime minister after the overthrow of dictator Omar al-Bashir in the 2019 revolution, will again lead a civilian 'government of technocrats' for an unspecified 'transitional' period. In reality, the military will continue to rule. Indeed, the signing ceremony was attended by military leaders associated with the former al-Bashir regime.

"Treacherous"

The Sudanese Professionals Association, a leading opposition group, called the agreement "treacherous". In its statement the FFC said: "We affirm our clear and previously announced position: no negotiation and no partnership and no legitimacy for the putschists."

The Committee for a Workers' International (CWI - the socialist international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) had warned that the compromised transitional government would allow the military chiefs time to prepare the ground to stage a coup.

The revolution can only go forward if the entire capitalist ruling class is overthrown and socialist measures introduced by a government of workers and the poor to eradicate poverty and unemployment and rebuild collapsed services.

To that end the neighbourhood resistance committees formed during the 2019 revolution, and other bodies, should link up to lead a movement that sweeps away military rule and the whole rotten system.

  • For background material see 'Sudan - mass protests and general strike against coup' on socialistparty.org.uk

In this issue


News

Workers' action can defeat weak and divided Tories

Working class strangled by price rises and pay cuts

Poorer pensioners fleeced by social care cap

Tories hammer nail in pensions triple lock coffin

HS2 eastern route cancelled: Fight for a workers' plan for public transport

Cricket's history of racism and elitism


NHS

Midwives march against unsafe staffing and for adequate funding

Tories responsible for NHS staff shortages


Violence against women

End sexism and violence against women


Socialism 2021

Socialism 2021: A steely determination to change society

What did you think of Socialism 2021?


Workplace news

Support uni workers' walk-out on pay and pensions

RMT to strike in London night-tube dispute

Panasonic workers strike against pay freeze

Tesco warehouse workers ballot for strike action

Sage care home workers' pay victory


International news

Historic victory of India's farmers

Sudan: "Hamdok has sold the revolution!"

USA: Right-wing vigilante Rittenhouse acquitted - capitalist courts will not defend the working class!


Working class history

Chartism: The world's first working-class movement


Neurodiversity

The struggle for accessible workplaces and an inclusive society


Obituary

Obituary: Ted Austin (1940-2021) - working-class socialist stalwart


Campaigns

Victory! Hackney children's centres saved!

West Sussex: Payouts for council bosses, cuts for us

Newham: Durning Hall - another shameful act of Labour gentrification

Slough: Adult service cuts will leave vulnerable homeless

Northampton: Phoney consultation to mask cuts

Selling the Socialist


 

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