IATSE Members Ratify New Film & TV Contracts; Rebuke To Union Leaders As L.A. Deal Loses Popular Vote
IATSE members have ratified their new film and TV contracts, averting a showdown with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after contentious negotiations that began six months ago. However, union leadership suffered a harsh rebuke as LA locals rejected the deal in the popular vote. “From start to finish, from preparation to ratification, this has been a democratic process to win the very best contracts,” said IATSE International President Matthew Loeb in a statement today.
© AFP manifestation in Khartoum after the agreement of 21 November.
In accordance with the terms of the agreement between Abdallah Hamdok and General Al-Burhane, political figures have been released like Omar Al-Digair, head of the Sudanese Congress Party or Yasir Arman of the Sudan Popular Liberation Movement, Faisal Mohammed Saleh, former Minister of Information, as well as Saddiq Saddiq Al-Mahdi, from the Oumma Party. But most detainees remain under the locks and arrests continue according to lawyers.
with our correspondent in Khartoum, Eliott Brachet
Min Hagak is a collective of activist lawyers who tries to provide legal support to persons detained by the authorities. For Shaheen al-Sharif, the agreement signed Sunday gives no guarantee.
Sudan: Anti-putsch mobilization continues despite merciless repression
© Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah / Reuters protesters on the streets of Khartoum, October 30, 2021. Events took over Thursday in Khartoum after a bloody day yesterday During which at least fifteen people were killed by the security forces. It's a new day of violence that promises to Sudan. The security forces again shot on Thursday, November 18, new tearful grenades on anti-putsch protesters in Khartoum in the aftermath of the the most bloody day since the coup of October 25 with 15 dead.
"Only six representatives of the political parties have been released. But many of them are still detained. Some are targeted by serious loads. On the other hand, no member of the resistance committees arrested was released despite this agreement signed on Sunday. The same day, new arrests took place. The purge continues.
activists, officials, journalists or simple events, the collective attempts to identify all arrests across the country.
"Since Sunday, there have been arrests of resistance committees in Gedaref, Kassala, El-Obeid or Wad Madani. Most of the time they appear before emergency tribunals, as at the time of Omar Al-Bachir. Some are accused of other public order disorders face more serious charges as an insulted to the army or espionage and finish directly in prison.
Sudan: Agreement for a return of the Prime Minister near a month after the Putsch
© - This photo taken on November 21, 2021 shows the first Sudanese minist Abdallah Hamdok presiding on a cabinet meeting in Khartoum nearly a month After the military coup in Sudan, an agreement was concluded for a return of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok to his position and the liberation of civilian officials, indicated Sunday of mediators.
According to the count of these lawyers, there would have been at least 300 arrests in Khartoum since the coup and nearly a thousand throughout the country.
"Avoid a blood bath"
in Sudan, three days after the signing of an agreement between Abdallah Hamdok and General Al-Burhane, the country is in the expectation. If he satisfied the international community , this agreement does not call into question the control of the military on the Sudanese transition.
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Twelve of the seventeen ministers from the forces for freedom and change have resigned their resignation to Abdallah Hamdok. Many civil society organizations reject refuse partnership with putschists.
72H After returning to Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok came out of his silence Tuesday, November 23 to explain why he had signed an agreement with the military. "There is no perfect agreement," he said to CNN. It is a good agreement, an agreement with which one can work, and which could allow a standardization of the situation, and allow the country to move forward. We have signed this agreement to save the life of our people, in order to avoid a bath of blood, and put the country back on the rails. This agreement has the potential to unblock the situation. But above all, it can allow us to come back to a political process that will bring us to elections and the transfer of power to an elected government and allow the people to choose the government of its choice.
Abdallah Hamdok also added that he was going to work for the organization of credible election in 2023, as expected by the peace agreements. New events are planned Thursday.
The UN and the African Union call Sudanese and Politics to support Prime Minister .
© AFP - Tony Karumba Moussa Faka Mahamat and Antonio Guterres, at a press conference in 2019. The UN and the African Union speak with one voice on the situation in Sudan. At a press point in New York, the two men called on the Sudanese parties to find a compromise, including political parties to support Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok.