According to its official history, today marks the 69th anniversary of the Communist Party of Sudan. During a large chunk of its history, the party was a workshop of creative dissent, sufficiently threatening to the Sudanese establishment as to earn its wrath time and again. Today, it is a reservoir of an idiom and certain skills of underground struggle but not the vanguard it once perceived itself as. Whether the creole Marxism of the Sudanese communists and their skills are of any relevance to Sudan's struggles today is a matter of debate. I believe some are and will attempt in articles to follow to demonstrate to what use these resources of emancipation could be employed today.