An Ode to the Informal Sector…القطاع الغير رسمي

This last Ramadan,I was not convinced that hardship was lack of food. It wasn’t even holding my tongue back from vile humor, or reading a few more verses of the Holy Koran, not even praying on time, diligently, pouring over every word. Hardship was in the faces of the ones I passed by in the … More An Ode to the Informal Sector…القطاع الغير رسمي

#Strike4Sudan: on Media and Journalists…إضراب_للسودان عن الصحفيين و الإعلام#

Today is my second day of the hunger strike.  More than 50 Sudanese and non-Sudanese bloggers, activists and supporters of justice in many places around the globe have pledged a five day hunger strike to demand the following, in light of the recent wave of protests in Sudan: 1- the release of all political detainees; … More #Strike4Sudan: on Media and Journalists…إضراب_للسودان عن الصحفيين و الإعلام#

#Strike4Sudan 101…مقدمة #إضراب_للسودان

When I received an e-mail last week that two activists are going on a hunger strike in Washington D.C. to protest the use of violence, massive crackdown on Sudanese activists and media blackout/shut down in light of the recent protest wave in Sudan, I immediately replied “I want to be part of this”. I didn’t think about … More #Strike4Sudan 101…مقدمة #إضراب_للسودان

#Abena #SudanRevolts Media Round-up..ملخص التغطية الإعلامية #أبينا #السودان_ينتفض

Articles up to October 17th, 2013 – مقالات حتى يوم 17 أكتوبر 2013 Sudan is in Revolt. Why Isn’t Anyone Listening? the Christian Science Monitor (Oct 17th, 2013) الحجر الذي أباه البناؤون : الحوار المتمدن (15 أكتوبر 2013 Sudan: the Next Arab Spring Uprising? : US News (Oct 15th 2013) Sudan’s NCP may Scrap Probe Against … More #Abena #SudanRevolts Media Round-up..ملخص التغطية الإعلامية #أبينا #السودان_ينتفض

The Evolution of #SudanRevolts….تطور حركة #السودان_ينتفض

The government is at its weakest, this is a fact. The Sudanese government doesn’t have the benefit-of-the-ballot (they came in a coup d’état), the deep economic crisis weighing down the country throughout most of their rule left them with little street affinity, women certainly won’t vouch for this government. Worst of all; the government’s own people are … More The Evolution of #SudanRevolts….تطور حركة #السودان_ينتفض

Documentation in Protests…التوثيق في المظاهرات

I’m sharing a list of tips compiled by a friend, please read carefully if you’re contemplating filming or photographing a crowded sit in or protest. 1- You MUST make a decision on whether you’re a photographer/videographer or a protester. Protests need people to film and document events, so it doesn’t fade out after the event. People … More Documentation in Protests…التوثيق في المظاهرات

Russia, Sudan & #Nafeer – روسيا، السودان و #نفير

I’m currently reading “A Russian Diary” by the late journalist Anna Politkovskaya and although I’ve found  numerous similarities between Putin’s Russia and Bashir’s Sudan, this quote struck the hardest: “(o)ne of the reasons for Russia’s social malaise is this diabolical cynicism on the part of the authorities, who peddle a completely fake reality. Russia’s citizens … More Russia, Sudan & #Nafeer – روسيا، السودان و #نفير

The Leaderless Revolution- ثورة بلا قائد

­I’m almost done reading an amazing current affairs book titled “The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century” by former senior British diplomat Carne Ross. The book is an easy read and quick summary of the top global issues from climate change, nuclear disarmament, terrorism and Wall Street. The sexy title … More The Leaderless Revolution- ثورة بلا قائد

خلاص و لا لسه؟

  في بداية شهر ديسمبر 2012 قامت مظاهرات في الجامعات و وصلت لشوارع الخرطوم، و بعدين هدأت الأمور تاني. بصراحة ما متأكدة ليه بالظبط المظاهرات وقفت، لكن ممكن أخمن كإستنتاج من عديد من القراءت (ما كتيرة بقدر الإتكتبت في و بعد يونيو|يوليو 2012) و الحوارت، مثلاً –          ما كان في قيادة واضحة: الجامعات ناشدت طلابها … More خلاص و لا لسه؟