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Mass protest returns to the streets of Lebanon

Mass protest returns to the streets of Lebanon Protests have exploded back onto the streets of Lebanon, as people battled cops and soldiers and set fire to banks over poverty and hardship.

Lebanon debt default sparks IMF fear

Lebanon debt default sparks IMF fear Lebanon defaulted on a foreign debt payment for the first time in its history this week.

International round-up—Get Trump out of the White House

International round-up—Get Trump out of the White House The US House of Representatives was set to vote on whether to impeach Donald Trump on Wednesday of this week.

Protests have put resistance back on the agenda

Protests have put resistance back on the agenda Nick Clark says that revolts sweeping the Middle East are overcoming sectarianism and terrifying US rulers

Protesters stay on the streets to win change in Iraq and Lebanon

Protesters stay on the streets to win change in Iraq and Lebanon Tens of thousands of people in Iraq have fought pitched battles with police, as they blocked major roads in the centre of ­capital city Baghdad.

Protesters show unity in Lebanon

Protesters show unity in Lebanon Mass demonstrations across Lebanon have entered their second week

Exploring a world in rebellion

27 October 2019
With huge anti-government movements erupting across the globe, Sadie Robinson looks the root cause of these protests and how these struggles have the potential to win

Movement in Lebanon demands fall of the government

22 October 2019
Protesters in Lebanon are calling for “revolution”. They are demanding an end to corruption and poverty—and the fall of the government.

Say no to ban on Hizbollah

26 February 2019
Home secretary Sajid Javid, in his ongoing grandstanding campaign to be Tory leader, has declared Lebanese group Hizbollah a terrorist organisation.

Mass slaughter at Egyptian mosque follows repression by dictator el-Sisi

27 November 2017
Egypt’s dictator General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi promised to respond with “brute force” after an appalling terror attack on a mosque

Fears in Lebanon as its people ‘see war coming’

21 November 2017
Ordinary people in Lebanon have begun stockpiling food and supplies, fearing that regional giant Saudi Arabia will push the country into civil war.

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East

14 November 2017
The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.

Sharp rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran forces out leader of Lebanon

07 November 2017
 

Lebanese socialist activists targeted after call for solidarity with Syrian refugees

17 July 2017
Activists from the Socialist Forum in Lebanon are facing a campaign of threats and intimidation after they called for a protest in solidarity with Syrian refugees.

Syrians fleeing war deported from Lebanon after EU-Turkey deal

12 January 2016
Over 250 refugees were deported from Beirut airport in Lebanon to Syria on Friday of last week.

Lebanon’s elite turns terror backlash against refugees

17 November 2015
The editorial committee of Al Manshour (Socialist Forum) in Lebanon report from Beirut in the aftermath of last week’s deadly suicide bomb attack

How did the sectarian nightmare come true in Syria and Iraq?

19 August 2014
Lebanese socialist Bassem Chit argues counter-revolution and imperialism created Iraq and Syria’s army of sectarians the Islamic State. Something else must defeat it

The great betrayal of Palestine by the Arab ruling classes

29 July 2014
Arab leaders condemn Israel. But their ties to Western imperialism mean they aren’t real allies in the fight for Palestinian liberation, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

‘The West’s war will weaken Syria's revolution’

03 September 2013
Western intervention will either strengthen Assad’s grip or destroy the gains of the Syrian revolt, says Lebanese socialist Bassem Chit

Syrian conflict sucks in Lebanon

25 June 2013
Syria’s bloody conflict is destabilising the region as Bashar al-Assad’s regime fights to hold onto power against what began as a popular revolution.

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