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Lebanon diary: ‘Residential buildings have been hit at random, rubble is everywhere’

02 September 2006
Wednesday 23 August: ‘Khiam became a symbol of resistance’ Standing on a hill above the village of Khiam in southern Lebanon lie the ruins of a prison used by the Israelis during the occupation to hold detainees - a place of torture and despair.

US and its allies try to regain lost ground

26 August 2006
The victory for the resistance in Lebanon is a major blow against both Israeli aggression and George Bush’s plans for a "new Middle East".

The power of the Lebanese masses

26 August 2006
Socialist Worker’s reporting team in south Lebanon, Simon Assaf and Guy Smallman, travelled alongside the refugees as they flooded back to their homes early last week. They document the mass movement in the articles making up our Lebanon Report through this week’s paper.

Solidarity actions in Egypt

26 August 2006
An emergency meeting of the Cairo Conference organising committee last weekend called for two key solidarity actions with the people of Lebanon.

Sameh Naguib in Egypt: ‘Israel’s defeat has transformed the region’

26 August 2006
JR: Can you give us your evaluation of the outcome of the Israeli attack on Lebanon?

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.

Lebanon: eyewitness to the Israeli attacks

19 August 2006

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.

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.

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