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Lebanon: freedom from below

26 August 2006
It was the final day of the war, just before the United Nations (UN) ceasefire was due to kick in, and Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert had a plan that he thought would snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Anti-war activists take to the streets across Britain

19 August 2006
Demonstrations took place across the country last weekend against the Israeli assault on Lebanon.

How the war in Lebanon went wrong for the White House

19 August 2006
"Hizbollah started the crisis, and Hizbollah suffered a defeat in this crisis." Those were George Bush’s words at the start of this week. He is 100 percent wrong on both counts.

The hidden story of Lebanese prisoners held in Israeli jails

19 August 2006
Israel claims its war on Lebanon was triggered by Hizbollah’s capture of two Israeli soldiers, and says it holds only two Lebanese prisoners.

Video of Israeli destruction in south Lebanon and talk on how it was obtained

19 August 2006
Lebanese journalist Omar Nachabe's eyewitness video of the destruction of villages in south Lebanon including Bint Jbeil. He was one of a number of journalists who entered Bint Jbeil to discover civilians still living amongst the rubble of their destroyed town.

A new grouping of forces is emerging in Lebanon

19 August 2006
Politically things are moving very fast. It’s already clear that we have a historic chance to build a new workers’ movement that transcends sectarian divisions out of the rubble of Lebanon.

Ilan Pappe on why the Israeli debacle will affect the whole region

19 August 2006
It is too early to judge how solid is the ceasefire agreed upon in the second Lebanon war. But it is already possible to draw some initial conclusions - the most important of which is the resounding Israeli military failure.

Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq - their blood is on Blair's hands

19 August 2006
We want the Labour Party conference, taking place in Manchester next month, to have at its heart the question of the war.

Scotland’s movement broadens and radicalises

19 August 2006
Around 7,000 protesters took to the streets of Edinburgh last Saturday to show their anger at the Israeli assault on Lebanon.

Lebanon: eyewitness to the Israeli attacks

19 August 2006

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.

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.

Can Hizbollah unite Lebanon?

12 August 2006
Amid the carnage and slaughter in Lebanon a new force is emerging that has confounded Israel - the tremendous unity shown by ordinary Lebanese towards each other.

Eyewitness to the murder of Lebanon

12 August 2006

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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