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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.

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.

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.

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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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

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.

Palestinians face attacks in West Bank and Gaza

05 August 2006
With the gaze of the world’s media fixed on Lebanon, Israel’s onslaught on the Palestinians continues. The Gaza Strip has been under siege for a month and, on 19 July, an assault on the West Bank city of Nablus began.

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

Hizbollah and Lebanon’s resistance to imperialism

05 August 2006

Video of Tony Benn speech at London Lebanon demonstration

05 August 2006
The speech given by veteran socialist campaigner Tony Benn to the Parliament Square rally at the end of the London demonstration against Israel's assault on Lebanon, Saturday 5 August 2006

Pictures of London demonstration against Israeli attack on Lebanon (2)

05 August 2006

Route of Saturday's Lebanon demonstration in London

05 August 2006
The route of the march on Saturday in London against Israel's onslught on Lebanon

Video of Mark Serwotka speech at London Lebanon demonstration

05 August 2006
The speech given by Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS public service union, to the Parliament Square rally at the end of the London demonstration against Israel's assault on Lebanon, Saturday 5 August 2006

Letters

05 August 2006
Israel started conflict I’ve been reading that the war on Lebanon was caused by Hizbollah entering Israel and capturing two Israeli soldiers. Israel called this common occurrence an "act of war" (it isn’t) and has used this to ignore criticisms for its violations of international law and ironically, the Nuremberg rulings.

Israelis take revenge on the troops who saved a village

05 August 2006
The United Nations (UN) observation post at Khiam, southern Lebanon, was destroyed by an Israeli guided missile on Tuesday of last week, killing four UN observers.

Video of Soumaya Ghannoushi speech at London Lebanon demonstration

05 August 2006
The speech given by Soumaya Ghannoushi from the British Muslim Initiative to the Parliament Square rally at the end of the London demonstration against Israel's assault on Lebanon, Saturday 5 August 2006

Britain’s Lebanese are living in fear and uncertainty

05 August 2006
For London’s Lebanese community, the past few weeks have been a traumatic time. Many of those now living in the capital arrived here following the start of Lebanon’s civil war in 1976, or were forced to flee during the Israeli invasion of 1982.

Video of Lindsey German speech at London Lebanon demonstration

05 August 2006
The speech given by Stop the War convenor Lindsey German 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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