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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.

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.

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

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

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".

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

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.

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

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 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

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 London Lebanon demonstration

05 August 2006
Scenes from the London demonstration against Israel's assault on Lebanon, Saturday 5 August 2006

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