As promised, we have a full podcast episode about the recent protests, police brutality and racism in America. The siblings are back, the takes are hot, the anger is real. Let us know how you feel. #BlackLivesMatter
With the country seething and roiled with protests against police brutality towards black and brown people, I wanted to put down some of my thoughts. That’s mostly about the state of the protests, and the white folks I’ve observed participating. While their hearts are mostly in the right place, there’s a patina of white privilege that colors the protests and their behavior during those protests. Give it a listen and let me know what you all think.
Sara’s take, so please take a listen and know that more is coming.
As the hiatus goes longer and longer, there are too many things to leave till our schedules align. So we’ll be posting mini-episodes we are referring to as “What Sucks Today”. Hopefully, you’ll like them, even if the subject matter is not something that brings joy.
Today is the first anniversary of the 29th of Ramadan massacre in Khartoum, when the Military Transitional Council stepped aside and allowed the RSF (Janjaweed) to sweep into the sit in protest with guns and fire, leaving hundreds dead. We had a full episode about it, but I wanted to commemorate the day with a short comment. This is especially relevant against the background of the protests currently taking place in the United States sparked by yet another murder of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, MN.
What Sucks This Week is the not so sudden realization that there is a creeping authoritarianism abroad in the world. We’ve been seeing it from the United States to Central Europe to South America to the Sudan. Let’s discuss.
The Old Sudan rears its ugly head, with the massacre of protestors at the sit-in at the qiyada in Khartoum. A date that will go down in infamy. There’s nothing funny about this.
The follow up to our intro into the current political situation in the Sudan. The Bashir regime has fallen, only to be replaced by a transitional military council. What will happen next? Should we be happy? Should we be angry? Let us break it down for you, on What Sucks This Week
What Sucks This Week is the recent attack on a mosque in New Zealand. This heinous act is the stuff of nightmares, and is the result of the Islamophobic rhetoric oozing out of the mouths of western leaders and pundits for the past 18 years. As always, innocents pay the price and there’s nothing funny about that.
After 30 years of iron fisted rule, Omar ElBashir has been ousted as President of the Sudan. What is ahead is uncharted waters, and we’re here to give you the background you need to sound more intelligent in front of your friends who don’t know where the Sudan is. Listen: this is important and unprecedented.