Left-wingers mostly around the SWP have launched a statement for solidarity with the popular revolts in Sudan and Algeria.
The statement has been posted on the website of the Sudanese Professionals’ Association, a grouping of trade unions in Sudan based among “professional” workers (teachers, doctors, lawyers, vets, pharmacists, journalists, accountants…) which has been leading the mobilisations there. It calls for “greetings to trade unionists in Algeria and Sudan who are mobilising support for the popular uprisings’ demands through strikes, protests and sit-ins, and fighting to create democratic, independent unions and break the control of regime supporters over workers’ and professional associations”.
It asks “the trade union movement around the world to mobilise solidarity with the sit-ins, strikes and protests in Sudan and Algeria”. It pledges to oppose “military or security co-operation with the old regimes” and declares “solidarity with the struggle to establish genuine democracy in Sudan and Algeria, and opposition to all forms of military rule”.