Opinion: I don’t trust Al-Burhan or Hemeti …

Today’s Press Conference by President Al-Burhan doesn’t seem legit to me. There is more behind this move, which gives me a reason to believe in President Al-Burhan and Vice-President Hemeti of the Transitional Sovereign Council. The leaders and army commanders, which has made two coups to ensure they consolidated all powers within their ranks.

That Al-Burhan is stepping down from the Tripartite Negotiations and promises a civilian government. While still clinging on power in a Supreme Military Council. That is still having control of the armies and the state militias. They will be their own lords of their profession and not retire after playing both army commanders and heads of state.

Al-Burhan and Hemeti has shown their will for power. They wanted all influence and was willing to takeover after Al-Bashir. These two wanted to hijack the revolution and be celebrated for their first coup d’etat. The second coup d’etat in October last year, which has had public pressure on them for months. A sort of direct protests, processions and industrial actions, which has been violently cracked down, civilians killed and leaders of the civilian entities arrested.

It is hard to see which civilians who will participate in the talks with IGAD, AU and UN. There is no unified movement and direct leadership that can suddenly fill the void. There are the Resistance Committees, Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), Sudanese Congress Party, Sudanese Communist Party and National Umma Party are all viable parties, which could be seen as civilian representatives. However will they work together? Will they coordinate or find new ways to negotiate and be instead of Sovereign Council in the Tripartite negotiations?

I hope the Resistance Committee’s own Revolutionary Charter for People’s Power (RCPP) could be a guiding document. As that is setting the standards of the way forward. We are not sure if that is fitting with the dream of “Supreme Military Council” which is an own creation of the current army commanders. Who is willing to possibly step down… but they still want to have power and control of the army. That says they are not willing to bound totally down. They are not retiring or ceasing out of office.

So, the ones praising and saying this is a wise move of the Sovereign Council. The others who got seats, the militias and warlords who signed off on the second coup d’etat will be a new problem or possibly be part of the “Supreme Military Council”. That’s if the SAF/RSF recognizing them and acknowledge their military stature in Darfur, Blue Nile State and South Kordofan.

Certainly, today’s action is significant. Nevertheless, the devil is in the details. I don’t believe Al-Burhan and Hemeti would leave office easily. Especially, when they have tasted power and had close to total power since the first coup d’etat in 2019. Now in July 2022 they are suddenly stepping down for their destiny…

Well… I don’t trust these guys. I really don’t, I wouldn’t be shocked if they only stepped down temporarily and when things get more shiny. They will do another coup d’etat. When the times are getting better and have stability. The likes of Al-Burhan and Hemeti will return to make a third coup d’etat in Khartoum. Seal of the city and arrest the civilian leaders. Therefore, these sorts of army commanders are conning and doesn’t back down.

I just don’t believe these guys… they have a plan and sooner or later they will return again. Just wait and see… these guys are wise and know when to strike. Therefore, I am reluctant to celebrate and wonders what is their real scheme ahead. Peace.

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Press Release (03.07.2022)

We call for the diversity of forms of qualitative and mass resistance and for unity among its forces.

– The civil front is born from the unity of the field work of the resistance.

– Excessive violence, murders, and repression of the putschists responsible destroyed the political process.

We say with confidence that the October 25, 2021 coup has practically fallen and has died clinically, and what remains is the unity of the forces of the revolution that will bring him to his final resting place. We are confident that the united civil front is born in the midst of the field work of the resistance and its continuous battles and the relentless work of uniting its forces.

June 30 opened the way wide to defeat and overthrow the coup and led to the expansion of all forms of resistance work and the forces of freedom and change support its continuation and development without neglecting any of its forms, especially:

1- The processions and millions of people across the country and in the diaspora, which united the daughters and sons of our people in the countryside and cities.

2- The sit-ins in neighborhoods, cities and public squares with tight coordination between all the forces of the revolution to make it successful and solve the issues it faces.

3- Broad solidarity with the families of the martyrs and the solemn funerals for them, processions and demonstrations to commemorate their memory, and caring for the wounded.

4- Continuous provocation in neighborhoods and roads to restrain the security services, taking into account the daily needs of citizens.

5- Specific strikes and escalating preparations to reach civil disobedience and political strike as soon as possible through unified coordination between the revolutionary forces.

6- Extensive campaigns for the release of detainees, listing their names, and extending them to human rights organizations.

7- Putting the names of the martyrs on the roads and institutions in all the cities and villages of Sudan and placing their pictures that unite the Sudanese men and women without regard to geography and ethnicity, and consolidating the principles of national unity and citizenship without discrimination.

8- Serious work to establish a united civil front that transcends the sterile differences of the revolutionary forces and enables our people to defeat and overthrow the coup and the duty to establish this front now, not tomorrow.

Political process:

– Excessive repression, murders and mass arrests by the coup authority are responsible for destroying the political process.

– The coup leaders are waging war on the people Using the utmost levels of violence and brutality, a confrontation in which our people will win and seize their full and undiminished civil and democratic authority.

To the Armed Forces and Other Regular Forces:

– The coup not only harmed our country, but also the armed and other regular forces and brought them into a confrontation with the people the time has come to end this confrontation by defeating the coup and heading towards establishing a democratic civil authority and building a single professional army.

Regional and International Community:

– We call on you to denounce the crimes of the putschists and hold them accountable and the moral inequality between the perpetrators of the crime and its victims. We also call on you to exercise all forms of pressure and support for the right of our people to establish their democratic civil authority, and to demand the protection of civilians and peaceful activity.

Glory and eternity to the people of Sudan and their valiant resistance

Sunday 3 July 2022 AD

Sudan: Khartoum City Resistance Committees Coordination – Al Jawda Sit-in (03.07.2022)

A proud salute to the masses of our great people, who demonstrated to the whole world that they did not and will not give up on their civil state and will struggle to reclaim it until the last breath.

And here are the masses of the Sudanese people in the streets, writing new epics in the face of the brutal authority, forming sit-ins in Khartoum, Bahri, Omdurman, Northern Barricade, El Geneina and other states.

We call on the masses of the Sudanese people, young and old, women and men, to flock and support Al Jawda sit-in and to continue the open revolutionary escalation until the overthrow of the coup.

The people’s word is a judgement, and their judgement is final.”

Media Office

June 3, 2022

Sudan: Hemeti isn’t a man of peace…

The two main leaders of the Transitional Sovereign Council is currently the Vice-President Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo aka Hemeti and President Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. These are seasoned military commanders and warlords, which served tirelessly under the final years of the dictator Omar Al-Bashir. Therefore, these two are conning and scheming ahead.

These two has already altered the political sphere and tried to hijack the December revolution of 2018. Which was the end of the Al-Bashir era. The 2019 Transitional Constitutional Charter was practically dissolved when the same two warlords altered the power-structure, which they agreed upon when they took out their previous leader and head of state. That was done with the 25th October 2021.

Now, we are yet again that Hemeti acts like a righteous and a holy man, which couldn’t further from the truth. The former commander of the Rapid Support Force or the Janjaweed has blood on his hands. His militia has created bloodshed and been an instrument of tyranny over the years. Now that he has a seat in Khartoum that doesn’t change the spots of the leopard.

This is why Hemeti will try to configure himself differently now. He wants to seem as a changed man and a religious man. I cannot look into his heart or his mind. However, the orders from him as an army commander and running the militia proves otherwise. Hemeti isn’t coming peace or reconciliation. That isn’t something we can really believe in 2022.

We know the army has killed civilians as long as we can remember. The army has strangled the civilian organizations and opposition parties. They are either arresting the leaders of the CSOs, political parties or the resistance committees. If not they are killing them and going after them at the hospitals too. There is nothing that stops them from silencing the voices of reasons in the streets or organizing civil disobedience.

While the authorities and the army does this. They are silencing some, there is coming new and it’s an endless game, which it cannot win. The Resistance Committees and other organizations are working tirelessly to end the junta government, which Hemeti and Al-Burhan represents.

So, when I see the likes of Hemeti tries to holier than the rest of us. I know it is political theatre. His scheming something and wants to configure himself into a new equation. It is like Hemeti knows the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Second Coup cannot survive with these sorts of increasing protests. Neither is it making any favours with the violence and cycle of oppression against the unarmed civilians. Therefore, he his trying to remake his image and character in public.

Hemeti cannot clean the blood from his hands. He has never been held account for his actions or his orders of the years. The bloodshed and massacres in Darfur. The RSF usage to stifle and block the revolutions of recent years. Not that Al-Burhan is any better, but his just the same.

The politicking of Hemeti isn’t looking and his just cleansing himself. Just like he did when he prayed in front of ceremony earlier this year. He wants to look smug and be righteous. However, that man can never become that. Him and the army commanders should ensure a proper transition to a civilian government…

But we know Hemeti… doesn’t want to give up power. Not that Al-Burhan has any plans of leaving either. Nevertheless… the public should know about how his staging himself and trying to be self-righteous… which couldn’t be further from the case. Peace.

Sudan: Bahri Neighborhoods Committees – Al Muassasa Sit-in (02.07.2022)

To begin, we pray for God’s mercy and forgiveness for our righteous martyrs, speedy recovery for the wounded and the injured, and the peaceful return of the missing.

The masses of our proud people:

We observed the enthusiasm that resonates everywhere regarding the announcement of our next escalatory steps in this decisive stage, and we assure you that the decisions in Bahri Neighborhoods Committees Coordination are made at the grass-roots level, so that the opinions and top-down and bottom-up proposals are formulated according to the rules of the committees in a coordinated and non-hierarchical manner that is accessible to all.

We further emphasize that our silence was only the beginning of planning and preparing the earthquake that will shake the throne of the tyrannical coup, and affirming the goals of the thirtieth of June, and renewing our covenant with the revolution and revolutionaries.

Accordingly, we in Bahri Neighborhoods Committees announce that Al Muassasa will be the sit-in venue for Bahri neighborhoods, starting from this evening until the overthrow of the coup regime.

Bahri Neighborhoods Committees

July 2, 2022

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Political Statement (02.07.2022)

The Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change held an emergency meeting to follow up and evaluate the developments after the June 30 Millions and work with our people to develop the peaceful mass workshops that resist the October 25 coup.

The meeting had mercy on the martyrs of the thirtieth of June who fell as a result of the heinous violence of the coup authorities, which did not exclude even children, and which even included the armed forces in the system of suppressing the peaceful movement, according to the police statement.

After extensive deliberation of the Executive Office of the Alliance, we address the following evaluation and messages to our steadfast and persevering people.

Millions of June 30.. What have our people achieved?

The people of Sudan came out in the cities and countryside of the country throughout its geographical extension, to announce to Daouia that the coup is fleeting and rejected, and that the will of the people remains, and it is the complete civil authority that expresses the revolution and its issues.

Our people triumphed while coming out in the millions, united around specific issues and demands. And he won by sticking to his peace in the face of the brutality and brutality of the coup authority.

The June 30 Millions constitute a qualitative shift in the balance of power in favor of the forces of the revolution, and are considered a painful defeat for the coup authority, which has not been able to break out of its isolation since the dawn of its fateful coup. Millions of June 30.. What is missing from our people to reach the goals of its revolution?

The brilliant victory of our people on the 30th of June should not obscure the shortcomings of our continuous revolutionary movement since the dawn of the October 25 coup. The coup was born weak from its first hour, he would not have been able to continue had it not been for the delay of the revolutionary forces that resisted him in forming a unified civil, democratic front that would constitute a center for coordination and political and field leadership.

The coup authority employed its security apparatus and resources to divide the revolutionary forces that confronted them, its mission became possible thanks to the perceptions adopted by some of the forces of the revolution, which contributed to disrupting its unity and cohesion.

Building a united civil front on the basis of coordination among all the forces of the revolution, is the duty of the hour that we must accomplish now without delay, and it is the necessary condition for the defeat of the coup and the establishment of full civil authority on its ruins.

What after the June 30 million?

The question posed now strongly is what will follow this victorious revolutionary mass movement on June 30, and how can the forces of the revolution continue their path to reach their full and undiminished goals, which we will work for in the forces of freedom and change with the rest of the revolution forces through the following urgent steps:

1- We in the Forces of Freedom and Change will address the resistance committees and the political and professional anti-coup forces, reiterating our vision of building a united civil front, and we will immediately call for the formation of a unified field and media coordination center he undertakes the task of preparing to continue escalating public action and preparing for comprehensive civil disobedience after the blessed Eid al-Adha.

2- Continuing the peaceful revolutionary escalation by all the new and tested peaceful means, in coordination with all the forces of the revolution, supporting all forms of resistance, including sit-ins, processions, and other peaceful means.

3- Sending letters to the main actors in the international and regional community about the developments of the current situation, explaining the demands of the Sudanese people, and mobilizing international and regional support for the peaceful struggle of the people of Sudan to extract their rights.

4- Escalate campaigns demanding the release of detainees, who numbered in hundreds throughout Sudan, and we will work with all human rights, civil and feminist groups to pressure for the freedom of those who are now languishing in the prisons of the coup authority.

In conclusion, we affirm that the revolution of our people is inevitably victorious, and that the coup is defeated and isolated. This will be achieved through our unity, cohesion, tight coordination between all the forces of the revolution and the isolation of the schemes of the counter-revolutionary forces.

Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change

July 2, 2022 AD

Sudan: Khartoum City Resistance Committees Coordination – Friday of Anger (01.07.2022)

Our People resisting & rejecting the Coup:

The June 30 march is a turning point in our efforts to overthrow the coup and its authority, and there are no words to adequately describe the bravery exhibited by our people’s revolutionaries since yesterday. The only description of what transpired is that it is the December revolution’s second rebirth.

We pray for God’s mercy and forgiveness for the martyrs who ascended to heaven yesterday, June 30, wherein two suns rose, the sun of glory and the sun of the people who rose against the fateful coup, they are our role models for carrying out our obligations to our homeland, glory to them in the heavens above, speedy recovery for the injured, and freedom for detainees.

The decision was reached to free the motherland and enter the palace the same way we did the previous time on December 19th. Hearts were bound to the destiny of a never-ending revolution, and shrouds are borne on shoulders to never deviate from the straight path. The covenant was sworn into with full support for victory or sacrifices that enrages the enemy. the pens have been lifted and the ink has dried.

Our Clashing, Heroic People:

We urge all the revolutionaries to support the sit-in at Al Jawda Hospital in Khartoum, to support it and to continue the peaceful processions regularly and peacefully in the neighborhoods.

We call on all peaceful revolutionaries to return to the same announced tracks of the 30th of June and adhere to directives of the field committees to support Al Jawda Sit-in.

Tracks:

1. Abu Hamama Assembly point: West Khartoum Coordination, Al Jabal Committees Association and South Khartoum & Al Kalakla Coordination.

2. Bashdar Assembly Point: East Khartoum Coordination, South Khartoum Coordination, Khartoum Center Coordination and Janub Al Hizam Coordination.

3. Al Musalamiyah Bridge

Instructions:

– Avoid clashing with the regular forces

– Adhere to the processions tracks

– Maintain the peacefulness of the processions and cooperate with the security committees to resolve any issues.

– Cooperate with the medical committees.

– Adhere to the general safety guidelines.

– Monitor intruders and notify security committees.

Media Office

July 1, 2022

Sudan: Sudanese Congress Party – Statement on the great revolutionary epic today in the million June 30, 2022 AD (01.07.2022)

Our people are bridges;

Yesterday, the generous land of Sudan, over its vast expanse, was covered with rebellious human torrents of the Kandaka resistance and the heroic resistance, who came out in the capital and many cities, in addition to hundreds of villages, halal, and al-Furqans in the June 30 million mark, determined to achieve noble goals, the culmination of which is restoring the path of civil democratic transformation under the leadership of a purely civil authority, restoring the professional roles of the people’s armed forces and distancing them from matters of governance and politics, uniting the suppression machine of the brutal coup authority with the weapon of their peace, they were not deterred by the bullets or the systematic crimes that led to the rise of nine honorable martyrs until the moment of writing this statement.

The injuries of some of them are serious, and we pray for their speedy recovery, just as the power’s malicious tricks did not succeed in stopping the tide of their sweeping processions, as their strong will and creative genius removed the containers that the putschists had used as locks for bridges connecting the cities of the capital, in epics and bridges that will remain immortal in the annals of Sudanese history, a great day witnessed the highest meanings of unity among all components of the forces of the revolution.

Our victorious people;

We in the Sudanese Congress Party appreciate the struggles and sacrifices of all revolutionaries and revolutionaries in all parts of our proud country, and we see that today’s millionaires have achieved many real gains, foremost of which is the restoration of the critical mass mass and the unification of its ranks, just as the weight of the mass civil movement of resistance against the coup camp and its tails has become a reality, we also call on all our members and all the honorable people in the capital to participate in the sit-in announced by the field work committees in the Foundation area in Khartoum North and our full confidence in the complete victory of our rebellious people with a steel will that is unbreakable, as it is a mine of revolutionary experiences and tactics of nonviolent resistance to totalitarian regimes.

Tricks, procrastination or slipping into the hotbeds of crimes whose perpetrators will inevitably be brought to justice will not help them.

Long live our people free and victorious

Information Secretariat

July 1, 2022 AD

Sudan: Khartoum State Resistance Committees Coordination – Press Release (01.07.2022)

We, Khartoum State Resistance Committees Coordination, announce an open revolutionary escalation employing all peaceful means till the overthrow of the putschists.

Media Office

July 1, 2022

Sudan: Forces of Freedom and Change – Statement on the Millions of the 30th of June (30.06.2022)

The people win and the coup is defeated

Our people are now writing a new epic of national liberation and revolution against oppression and tyranny. Millions across Sudan came out in opposition to the October 25 coup and to extract the people’s full civil authority that implements the demands and goals of the revolution.

As expected, the coup authority met the peaceful processions of our people in all parts of Sudan with bullets and the utmost forms of violence. Five martyrs in Omdurman and Khartoum have risen until the time of writing this statement, and dozens of wounded, amid the unyielding determination of the revolutionaries and revolutionaries who did not back down in the face of the brutality of the revolutionaries. We hold the coup authorities responsible for the victims who fell and affirm that these crimes, which constitute crimes against humanity, will not go unpunished. Justice is one of the goals of the glorious December revolution, which it will not abandon.

The June 30 Millions achieved a qualitative change in the balance of power in favor of the mass movement and its goals in seizing complete civil authority and defeating the coup, and proved that the revolution is alive and does not die, and that it witnesses a new birth every day.

The exodus of millions today in the countryside and cities of Sudan has dealt a painful blow to the manipulators by provoking ethnic and regional divisions.

We send a message to the armed forces and all the regular forces that this people is not only looking for freedom and civility, but rather puts the issue of the national professional army at the top of its list of priorities, which is in the interest of the security and stability of the country, what confirms that the interests of most Sudanese men and women coincide, whether they are civilians or military, and that the putschists and remnants of the former regime are seeking to wreak havoc between the people and their regular forces for nothing but the desire to dominate power and plunder the wealth of this country, and this coup has no legitimacy.

The forces of freedom and change reiterate their message to the international and regional community, that the stability of Sudan is linked to the civil state and its democracy, and that the people of Sudan are subjected to great oppression at the hands of the coup authority, which calls for intensifying international efforts to condemn these crimes. And asking the revolutionaries to respond to the demands of the Sudanese people in handing over power to the people to choose what they want without domination or tyranny.

In conclusion, we affirm that the march of our people will not stop at the station of the thirtieth of June, and that its peaceful mass struggle will continue until the complete defeat of this coup to achieve the goals of our people in freedom, peace and justice. We in the Forces of Freedom and Change support the intensification of roadblocks in all parts of Sudan to restrain the hand of the security services in the brutality, and we are in continuous consultation with all the forces of the revolution to use all means of peaceful struggle from sit-in, disobedience and political strike until the defeat of the coup, we affirm that our people are inevitably victorious and that tyranny is fleeting and defeated.

Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change

June 30, 2022 AD

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