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Voices from the London Lebanon demonstration

12 August 2006
Hussain Ussali Hussain Ussali is from a Lebanese family. He lives and works in Manchester. He travelled down on a Manchester stop the war coach with his mother and two sisters. Hussein told Socialist Worker that it is the first demonstration that they have ever attended. He said that he felt he "must do everything in my capability to raise awareness of what is happening.

Democracy and revolution in the Arab world

12 August 2006
"How long before there’s a revolution?" This question was asked by the journalist Robert Fisk in the Independent last week as he considered the implications for the Arab world of the turmoil in Lebanon.

Reports and video of London demonstration against attack on Lebanon, 5 August 2006

12 August 2006
Some 100,000 people showed their outrage at the slaughter in Lebanon and Gaza on the march in central London on Saturday 5 August. Here are reports, photos and video of the event.

Gaza stands defiant in face of Israeli terror tactics

12 August 2006
Israel wants to turn southern Lebanon into an area similar to the Gaza Strip, which it can raid whenever it likes to quash the resistance.

Get Israel out of Lebanon

12 August 2006
George Bush, Tony Blair and France’s Jacques Chirac talk of peace in Lebanon. But in reality they have given Israel their blessing to continue its bombing and destruction.

Demonstrations around Britain against Israel's continued attacks on Lebanon

12 August 2006
Edinburgh There was a festival of resistance alongside the arts festival in Edinburgh as 7,000 people marched through the city against Israel's attack on Lebanon. Marchers of all ages and religions waved placards and flags, accompanied by a range of trade union banners. Children's shoes were left outside the US consulate on Regent Terrace to commemorate the high proportion of children killed by Israeli bombing.

Eyewitness to the murder of Lebanon

12 August 2006

One hundred thousand marching against the Lebanon war

12 August 2006
It’s said that Tony Blair was actually in Downing Street when we marched past on Saturday.

Letters

12 August 2006
Scots bowl Israel out In Scotland, we delivered three blows against the Israeli assault on Lebanon and Palestine last week. The first was when almost 250 people turned out for a protest called by Glasgow Stop the War and the Lebanese community at Prestwick airport on Sunday of last week.

China Miéville: what’s the point of international law?

12 August 2006
‘We are living through the beginning of the end of international law." These are the words of Irish Labour Party president Michael Higgins, faced with the carnage Israel is unleashing on Lebanon. The attacks’ brutality has led to a chorus of denunciations of Israel’s apparent disregard for international law.

Voices of resistance on the web

05 August 2006
Middle East Report "Hizbollah is more than a militia, the movement is also a political party that is a powerful actor in Lebanese politics and a provider of important social services."

Video of Diane Abbott speech at London Lebanon demonstration

05 August 2006
The speech given by Diane Abbott MP to the Parliament Square rally at the end of the London demonstration against Israel's assault on Lebanon, Saturday 5 August 2006

Video of John Rees speech at London Lebanon demonstration

05 August 2006
The speech given by John Rees, national secretary of Respect and one of the founders of the Stop the War coalition, to the Parliament Square rally at the end of the London demonstration against Israel's assault on Lebanon, Saturday 5 August 2006

George Galloway: 'Blair, Olmert and Bush are murderers'

05 August 2006
"Expanding and strengthening" the onslaught against the people of Lebanon. That was Israel’s response to the international outcry over the slaughter of 56 civilians, most of them children, in Qana.

Video of London Lebanon demonstration

05 August 2006
Scenes from the London demonstration against Israel's assault on Lebanon, Saturday 5 August 2006

Fury at Blair as 100,000 take to the streets over Lebanon

05 August 2006
Some 100,000 protesters took to the streets of London on Saturday to demand an end to Israel's assault on Lebanon and Gaza - and to express their fury at Tony Blair's refusal to call for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.

updated to 3 Aug Map of locations bombed in Lebanon

05 August 2006
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The rage increases in Lebanon every day

05 August 2006
The streets of Beirut are becoming more and more radical, day after day. It’s still quite early days, but you can see a new movement coming together.

Video of Manuel Hassassian speech at London Lebanon demonstration

05 August 2006
The speech given by Professor Manuel Hassassian, the main Palestinian representative in London, to the Parliament Square rally at the end of the London demonstration against Israel's assault on Lebanon, Saturday 5 August 2006

Video of Rose Gentle speech at London Lebanon demonstration

05 August 2006
The speech given by Rose Gentle of Military Families Against the War to the Parliament Square rally at the end of the London demonstration against Israel's assault on Lebanon, Saturday 5 August 2006

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