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    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 1 points ago in pics

    I tried posting other pictures concerning the massacre but it didn't catch on with the reddit community, so I opted to post this pic because I knew it would get attention whilst placing a summary of the situation in the comments. I tried to keep the title hopeful, although I now realise it detracts from the mass killing and mass rape. My main goal was to get people who haven't heard about the horrors aware of what is currently happening in Sudan.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 19 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in Blackfellas

    After al Bashir was removed, the generals he appointed stepped in to negotiate with civilians to transfer power. They negotiated with them but whilst also stalling. They then visit Saudi and uae and come back with new money and weapons and began shooting at the protesters nationwide, killing around 250 and raping around 50 women. It's a blood bath atm but people are more defiant than ever to have power transferred. They began a nationwide civil disobedience campaign which crippled the country and now the generals have returned to the negotiating table. That's the latest news so far.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 1 points ago in pics

    You can spread the awareness by sharing, sign the petitions regarding condemning the action and recognising RSF as a terrorist org., donating, protest the inaction of world leaders etc. That's what I can come up with.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 13 points ago in pics

    I have the same hopes. All the protesters chants are about equality and unity amongst all the tribes, races, sexes and religions in the country. If civilians win I have no doubt in my mind that Sudan will become the strongest democracy in Africa, surpassing South Africa.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 32 points ago in pics

    I agree, though the Sudanese professionals association (SPA) the group representing the civilian movement have maintained non-violence as the way. There was footage of the militia literally leaving weapon caches in their vehicles and abandoning them, hoping civilians will take them and fire back, but they didn't do that, instead the civilians poured sugar in the cars' gas tank so that it busts the engines. The civilians are going about this in a strategic way, but only time will tell if it's enough.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 169 points ago in pics

    I read that same article, human rights has been diminishing world wide for the 13th year straight. If we don't recognise these patterns: (nationalism on the rise, democracy breaking down, less respect for human rights) then history will repeat itself. And we really can't afford something like that whilst also fighting climate change. This is some real end of the world shiz if we don't pull our socks up.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 748 points ago in pics

    I agree, theres a global trend of countries (ahem Russia, China, Saudi) trying to undermine democracy. People should definetly be on their guard, including the western world.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 1720 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in pics

    Just to spread awareness on the situation:

    After months of protests by the Sudanese people, led by civilians and the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), Omar Al-Bashir stepped down as president of Sudan in April, he was a dictator for 30 years and ruled with an iron fist, outlawing other parties, killing protesters etc. Thereafter a military council was established, led by generals who were placed there by Omar Al-Bashir. They agreed to negotiate with the protesters to hand over power to civilians. After more than a month of negotiating with the civilian leaders, these same generals went to Saudi Arabia and the UAE for a 'diplomatic visit' and came back with Saudi money, artillery and vehicles. The Sudanese militia known as Janjaweed/RSF, under the order of General Hemedti, then proceeded to surround the protest site, closing it off, and began to shoot the protesters indiscriminately. When protesters ran, the militia men followed, shooting and beating anyone they came across including children, and raped up to 50 women and girls. They then started throwing bodies in the Nile whilst tieing rocks to their legs so they sink, in order to "get rid of the evidence" but everyone saw and everyone will remember. The death toll is around 250. This is the same militia which committed genocide in Darfur and is under the same authority of General Hemedti.

    The Sudanese people need you to open your eyes to these atrocities. The Transition military council has completely shut down the internet in Sudan to further their crimes and restrict infomation. Please spread the awareness and don't let democracy die, not at least without a fight.✌🏼

    This is only the tip of the iceberg concerning what is currently happening there, in reality it's much worse. If you want to have a clearer idea, i suggest you watch Patriot Act's latest episode on Sudan with Hasan Minhaj.

    Use the hashtag #iamthesudanrevolution to spread awareness

    Please sign this petition urging the White House to recognise Janjaweed/RSF as a terrorist organisation:

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/recognize-rapid-support-forces-led-general-hemedti-janjaweed-leader-sudan-terrorist-organization

    [–] A Sudanese child after witnessing last week's massacre future_apeman 3 points ago in pics

    It did :( and on the last day of Ramadan/eve of Eid, which is basically Muslim Christmas. Humanity doesn't get any uglier than this.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman -20 points ago in pics

    I would've totally agreed with you a few months ago, but these same Sudanese people managed to topple Omar Al Bashir in April after 30 years of killing/stiffling dissendence in Sudan. That man was a dictator in every sense and the fact that he stepped down showed that when people unite it creates serious pressure. Although the same people are still pulling the strings, theyre now on the defensive and its massive progress nonetheless. Disunity and non-involvement in politics is what diminishes democracy.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman -14 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in pics

    I'm so glad that you got informed, that was the aim of this postπŸ™πŸΌ

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 100 points ago in pics

    True, I was especially alarmed when the UN started pulling out of Sudan after the massacre, just as they did in Rwanda. Clearly they're ready to abandon ship when Sudan needs them the most.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 3030 points ago in pics

    Thank you for the links, it's an absolute nightmare, but if the Sudanese people prevail it's going to send such a massive message to those dictators in the region that the people will hold you accountable.

    [–] Wanted to raise awareness about Sudan after seeing all the Hongkong posts. They've cut off their internet access, theres currently a death toll of over 300, and innocent civlians are being arrested and raped on the streets. Spread word. future_apeman 4 points ago in pics

    If you honestly think Sudan has little strategic importance then you know very little about geopolitics, why would Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and the UAE become involved if Sudan has "few resources and little strategic importance"?

    You'd just rather not give two shits about Africa, it's only an issue if they become migrants in Europe, right? Not when they're fighting for democracy with their lives. I suppose that's just the sort of garbage human being that you are, so just mozy along.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 140 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in pics

    Absolutely, I read that there was a leaked document outlining that Russia essentially wants to prevent democratic transitions in Africa and place military strongmen in power. That same number 2, Hemdti, is who the EU pays to divert migrants trying to get to Europe through Sudan, with less than savoury means. He's an awful person but he's only where he is because other awful people placed him there. Man the world is getting pretty bleak.

    [–] The birth of a modern democracy, led by women, in Sudan. These are the real superheroes. future_apeman 100 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in pics

    They killed around 250 protesters since this picture was taken and the people are more defiant than ever. I really hope they will pull through.

    [–] A Sudanese child after witnessing last week's massacre future_apeman 5 points ago in pics

    Sudanese people have been protesting against the gov since december till they toppled Omar al Bashir (President for 30 years) in April. Military then steps in and says it will negotiate with citizens to transfer power but after a short trip to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, they come back with new weapons and vehicles and mowed down around 250 protesters and raped around 50 women including children. That's just the jist of it but the situation is horrendous, some really dirty politics going on.