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State to blame for violence in Lebanon

22 May 2007
The attack by the Lebanese army on the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon has left a trail of death and devastation.

Photos of reconstruction in Lebanon after Israeli attacks

03 March 2007

Reconstructing Lebanon

03 March 2007
Dahieh Thousands of Shiite Muslims packed into the Master of the Martyrs hall in Dahieh, South Beirut, earlier this year for the climax of the Achoura festival – their most important religious date. It is incredible to see thousands packed into the Wembley Arena sized venue for the solemn ceremony. More amazing still is the fact that less than five months ago this hall was a burned out shell after being destroyed by dozens of Israeli missiles.

Pictures from south Lebanon

17 February 2007

Tension and reconstruction in south Lebanon

17 February 2007
Aitaroun is typical of the border villages of south Lebanon that were occupied during last year’s war. Town representative Najab Kousan explains that 150 houses and businesses were destroyed with a further 45 bulldozed and 250 in need of repair.

Lebanon protest camp interviews

10 February 2007
The Lebanese opposition’s protest camp in downtown Beirut demanding the resignation of the country’s US-backed government is entering its second month. The protesters are drawn from opposition parties across the religious divide. Activists spoke to Guy Smallman about their campaign.

Lebanon's opposition in crisis

03 February 2007
The pro-US government in Lebanon is attempting to unleash a sectarian war to derail an opposition movement led by Hizbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM).

Lebanon: general strike paralyses the country

27 January 2007
Workers in Beirut set fire to rubbish bins as a general strike against the US-backed government paralysed the country this week. There are pickets and barricades across most major roads.

Lebanese workers protest against privatisation and tax

20 January 2007
Lebanese workers shout anti-government slogans outside the telecommunications ministry in a protest against privatisation and tax increases.

US war strategy is caught between a rock and a hard place

06 January 2007
The imperial project in the Middle East is damaged but not destroyed. It is damaged in part because of the successive blows that have rained down on it from the Iraqi, Afghan, Palestinian and Lebanese resistance since 2002.

United protests put Lebanese government on the defensive

09 December 2006
Beirut has become the focus of a new movement that is challenging the US-backed government and the political system that put them in power.

Opposition demands real change in Lebanon

02 December 2006
The Lebanese opposition movement, led by Hizbollah, the Communist Party and the predominantly Christian Free Patriotic Movement, has called on its supporters to begin a street campaign to oust the US-backed government of Fouad Siniora.

Assassination of Pierre Gemayel in Lebanon strengthens right

25 November 2006
Pierre Gemayel, Lebanon’s minister of industry and a scion of one of the country’s most powerful Christian families, was shot dead in a Beirut suburb on Tuesday 22 November.

Lebanese leaders face a showdown

25 November 2006
A confrontation was looming this week between the US backed Lebanese government of Fouad Siniora and the opposition anti-imperialist bloc.

Reports round-up

18 November 2006
School students march in London Fifty school students took part in a die-in last Saturday to remember the dead of Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Lebanon. This was during a weekend when the establishment picks and chooses which of the dead we are to remember.

Ilan Pappé on Israel's crisis after the Lebanon war

11 November 2006
As could have been expected, the Israeli political system moved to the right as a result of the last Lebanon war.

Day of action for Palestine

07 October 2006
With the people of Lebanon still reeling from Israel’s brutal bombardment which killed over a thousand civilians, let us not forget that Israel’s onslaught against the Palestinian people of Gaza and the West Bank has continued unabated. Since 25 June, when Palestinian militants took an Israeli soldier prisoner, some 240 Palestinians have been killed, of whom at least 197 were civilians and including 48 children.

Full extent of Israel's devastation of Lebanon revealed

07 October 2006
The Samidoun solidarity network has done a damage assessment of 70 villages across south Lebanon. The figures reveal the shocking extent of Israel’s war.

Lebanon was last straw - Tony Woodley

07 October 2006
Tony Woodley, the general secretary of the T&G union, summed up delegates’ frustration with New Labour, but also the limitations of that opposition.

Drive out Blair… and all he stands for!

23 September 2006
Join the Time to Go demonstration in Manchester to push Blair out, and make hime realise when he goes that it was his policies on Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon that finished him. Don't let him forget that the vast majority of the population hate his privatisation policies.

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