By a commentator for TFM
According the international news agency Reuters, an oppositional group of doctors reports more than 60 deaths in Sudan after the military junta cracked down on protests.
TFM has earlier reported on the last months’ rebellions and political upheavals in Sudan.
Sudan: Enormous protests and military coup https://tjen-folket.no/index.php/2019/04/12/sudan-enorme-protester-og-militaerkupp/
The military has deposed the old despot and established a military junta in the country, but the masses’ protests continue. The leader for the uprising describes the political changes as merely internal rearrangements within the regime. They demand real changes.
Doctors: 60 killed in Sudan
60 people killed after security forces took action against demonstrators in Khartoum, Sudan on Monday, according to doctors connected to the protest movement. The death toll was initially 35, but has been since updated, writes NTB.
Unrest in Sudan https://www.nrk.no/nyheter/uro-i-sudan-1.11176132
Sudan’s bureaucrat-capitalist state is known for having strained relations with several of its neighboring states, the West in general, and particularly US-imperialism, but much better relations with key Arab states as well as imperialist Russia and China.
The US has earlier attacked the country with rockets following claims that the country was harboring terrorists. They have issued embargoes and sanctions against the country since 2006.
Russia and China blocked a UN Security Council resolution condemning the military junta for the attack.
The military junta previously received support from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. In the meantime, these countries have raised concerns about Sudan’s relations with Turkey and Qatar growing stronger in recent years. There are regional conflicts between Saudi Arabia and the UAE on one side, and between Qatar and Turkey on the other. The conflict between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is in turn a reflection of the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The masses’ uprising in Sudan is justified, but US-imperialism and the positions of European major powers has nothing to do with supporting the people. They position themselves based on their geopolitical interests, just as Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and others do.
Sudan is another example in North Africa and West Asia of states that are otherwise allied (like Saudi Arabia and the US) have contradicting interests in other contexts. It confirms Chairman Gonzalo’s consistent statements about imperialists maintaining a state of simultaneous competition and collaboration, where competition is absolute and collaboration is relative.
Moreover, the situation in Sudan shows that there can be no stability for countries in the third world within imperialism. Imperialism means war and corruption, need and hunger, for all oppressed countries and peoples. These countries cry out for revolution, new democracy, and socialism.