Archive for June 11, 2016

 “Revolution is defined by the acts of the revolutionist because these very acts, reflects the ideology – that may determine the claims of the revolution.”

By John Sunday Martin, Jungle, South Sudan

...the late Luol Chol...valiant revolutionary singer of Koriom Division...with Garang'e Mabior in the background under under the tree...with Kuol Majak standing guard

The late Luol Chol, a revolutionary singer of Koryom Division, with John Garang in the background sitting under the tree…with Cde. Kuol Majak standing guard

June 11, 2016 (SSB) —- South Sudan has remarkable history of rebellion – against her former colonial powers, as well her own local authorities or political structures. But all these series of rebellion never yield any results that south Sudanese as a nation is benefiting until now. Thus rebellions spirits seem to be alive in the minds, and hearts of almost every south Sudanese – yet nothing like revolution seem to be taking its’ cause – for bringing desired national changes – to enhance human happiness – that can bring an end to the ideal of rebellion that seem to be sustaining in our nation – whenever there is political disagreements, and unhappiness with Governance systems.

Today, with our contemporary politics and economic crisis, we intend to take rebellion as means for addressing our grievances against any authority, or national political structures. However, to our national misfortunate, the very rebellion we opts as means to resolves our problems, has always failed to address our national problems, than simple fulfillment of individual ambitions for power, and positions.

To understand why rebellion has failed us several times, first we need to look at the definition of rebellion as well its’ origin, then reason whether we need rebellion as a nation, or not. Rebellion can be defined as a systematic revolt against certain powers (authority) by individual or group for some interests that aim to replace the (authority) power by some authority, or power. In regard to the above definition, one is convinced that, rebellion is all about power struggle to control than to change undesired systems of governance or leadership – thus even when rebels takes over the control of even small towns (areas), they don’t bring that desired changes in these areas than continue manipulation of powers for sustainability of they (rebels’ authority) at the cost of the popular will, and interests.


Bol Ringdit, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

splm wars

Battle for the soul of the SPLM party

June 11, 2016 (SSB) — The formation of the hybrid court that is being pushed by the UK and the US diplomats and strongly backs up by the leaders of the Sudan People Liberation Movement in the opposition (the SPLM-IO) is a continuation of war they initiated on December 15, 2013. If not, people like Dr. Riek Machar and Mabior Garang should have never been employed by the government in the first place while they are on the list of the people accused of the war crime. Rather than promoting peace, the consequences of the hybrid court will lead to another conflict when people with guns are about to be told to come to court.

The motive behind this is to focus on pushing most government officials they deemed as the strong supporters of the President Salva Kiir into a prison. In another word, the IO members won’t face the court, and they will blame their atrocities of the war they committed during last two years on those generals they have fired already. They will point their fingers to people like Peter Gadet, 1st. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual and Johnson Olony as they are the only war criminals on their side.


Who wrote the New York Times Op-Ed?

Posted: June 11, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Jason Patinkin

The New York Times published an op-ed on Tuesday, purportedly by South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and first vice president Riek Machar. The op-ed said there shouldn’t be any accountability for crimes committed during the recent civil war. Both Kiir and Machar are accused of having responsibility for troops who committed atrocities including murder and rape of civilians. Justice measures against perpetrators of such crimes are a major part of the peace deal the two men signed last year. Many South Sudanese citizens also talk about accountability as necessary for ending the country’s cycle of violence. Machar’s side has denied writing or approving the op-ed. They said Kiir’s side sent the op-ed to New York Times without their knowledge. The New York Times has yet to respond to questions about what happened.

(Update: New York Times SVP Communications Eileen Murphy says: “This piece came to us through representatives of the government of…

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