Oppose the Coup in Sudan

November 18, 2021

On October 25 the military under General Abdel Fattah Burhan dissolved the transitional government of Sudan, arrested Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and declared martial law.

The VDLC condemns the coup in Sudan and the actions of the Sudanese military in the strongest possible terms. We express our support for the strike action by health, airline, bank, education, oil and other workers resisting the coup.

Further, we call on the Government of Canada to:

  • Cease all military and diplomatic cooperation with the Sudanese military,
    including Rapid Support Forces, until the Sudanese state is fully sovereign
    and free to make economic, political and security decisions without military
    influence;
  • Support the right of workers to form trade unions and engage in strike action,
    as fundamental to a free society;
  • Oppose any western military intervention and instead call on the IMF,
    national governments, and commercial banks to cancel Sudan’s national debts
    which fuel the economic crisis.

Read our letter to Prime Minister Trudeau here.

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has also issued a statement regarding the coup, which is available here.

Image credit: International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

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