Economic Insecurity..إنعدام الأمن الإقتصادي

“economic insecurity can relate to the lack of democratic rights and liberties. Indeed, the working of democracy and of political rights can even help to prevent famines and other economic disasters. Authoritarian rulers who are themselves rarely affected by famines (or other economic calamities), tend to lack the incentives to take timely preventative measures. Democratic … More Economic Insecurity..إنعدام الأمن الإقتصادي

#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

Apolitical, now? – غير سياسيين، هسي؟

In the last few weeks, two highly acclaimed videos surfaced online; if you haven’t watched them yet Our Sudan and This is Our Sudan are a must see. Bloggeratti and Twitteratti dissected the former and to some extent the latter on various basis; cinematography, audience, delivery, whether we need to address everything from a political angle, etc.. … More Apolitical, now? – غير سياسيين، هسي؟

Modern War is Total War – الحرب الحديثة هي حرب شاملة

“War has long since ceased to be a direct confrontation between the armed forces of two states. As became clear during the clash between the Allied and the Axis powers in World War II,in America’s Indochina War in the 1960s and 1970s, in its Iraq War in 1991, and then again in its 2003 invasion … More Modern War is Total War – الحرب الحديثة هي حرب شاملة