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Blair backs plan to rip up Middle East

05 August 2006
The anger against Tony Blair is increasing in response to his support for Israel’s assault on Lebanon. Even Blair’s former foreign secretary, the leader of the Commons Jack Straw, has broken ranks and criticised Israel’s attack on Lebanon as "disproportionate".

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

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 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

Hizbollah and Lebanon’s resistance to imperialism

05 August 2006

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

05 August 2006

Lebanon unites in anger at Israel and its allies

29 July 2006
If the resistance loses here in Lebanon it will set back all the opposition movements in all the Arab countries.

Ilan Pappe on how Israel was founded on ethnic cleansing

29 July 2006
The present dismal reality unfolding in the Middle East has clear historical roots and a journey into the past may help to illuminate what lies behind the destructive policies of Israel in both Palestine and Lebanon.

Facts point to an unequal conflict in the Middle East

29 July 2006
The US and Israel claim that Hizbollah is a "terrorist" group. In fact Hizbollah is a Shia Muslim resistance movement that grew out of the Israeli occupation of Lebanon in the early 1980s.

Giving a green light to the world’s tyrants

29 July 2006
George Bush and Tony Blair’s support for Israel’s assault on Lebanon sends a message to every petty tyrant throughout the world - that providing they back the "war on terror", they can carry out horrendous crimes and still depend on Western support.

Lebanon is Bush’s war too

29 July 2006
The war in Lebanon is as much George Bush’s as it is that of Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert. And it is being waged for very high stakes.

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