SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE IN SUDAN
Special Resolution adopted by the 39th Central Convention, Communist Party of Canada, May 17-20, 2019, Toronto, Ontario
to the Communist Party of Canada’s 39th Central Convention send
greetings of solidarity to the people of
This historic uprising for freedom began with huge protests last December and continue up to the present. Mass demonstrations have been held by the Sudanese Professionals’ Association – an umbrella group including trade unions, doctors associations and the Sudanese Communist Party – demanding civilian rule. The struggle is now focused against the Military Transitional Council (MTC) government that seized power after the dictator Omar al-Bashir was brought down in April. The military administration is the result of imperialism’s efforts to block the revolutionary impulse of the people.
Sudanese Communists, including half of the Central Committee, were jailed and
tortured by the dictatorship, and others were killed in the mass demonstrations
and confrontations with the military. Knowing that the Sudanese Communists
enjoy wide popular support, imperialism and its reactionary allies in
new round of repression came last week, after a breakthrough in negotiations,
with an agreement on the structure of a joint administration to lead Sudan to
democracy. Talks about a new transitional administration were suspended for 72
hours as the MTC resorted to the same methods as the previous regime, violently
attacking protesters in central
At this critical moment, the Communist Party of Canada pledges to expand our solidarity with the democratic movement, including our comrades of the Sudanese Communist Party. This struggle has the potential to inflict a serious blow against imperialism and reactionary forces throughout the region, and we will do everything in our power to help the Sudanese people win freedom and full democracy.
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