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A Revolution against Sectarianism

The Lebanese Revolution has been one of the centers of class struggle internationally. We selected this chronicle written by activist Joey Ayoub whose account of the events make it possible to figure out the tremendous extension and depth of the revolution. We do not agree with the author when he states...

 Student Solidarity Marches Held Across the Country

Huge numbers of students had taken to the streets to demand their rights. The Student Solidarity March held rallies in almost 40 cities across the country, under the aegis of the Student Action Committee, a national-level representative of smaller students’ organizations. By: Working Class Movement Pakistan (IWL-FI)  29-11-2019   They demanded the...

Will the Iranian Mass Protests Stop?

The people’s protests which started on November 15 against the fuel price rise are already the largest ones since the 1979 Iranian revolution. By Hassan al-Barazili   Iranian authorities themselves recognize the extension of the damages: “Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli estimated as many as 200,000 people took part in the demonstrations, higher...

Marxists and the Lebanese Revolution

The October Revolution has brought Arab Marxist thought back to the stage. By Hassan al-Barazili   Of course, it is not the case of the Communist Party and other left-wingers which lost any class-struggle perspective and, after the civil war, held a permanent alliance with Hezbollah under the excuse of fighting back...

Once More, Death to the Dictator!

On November 15, 2019, the Iranian government announced a 200% increase in fuel prices. Each car will be allowed 60 liters per month on 50% increased price. By Hassan al-Barazili The increase itself is devastating for the unemployed and the poor. Unemployment is around 12% and there are up to 20...

Solidarity with the People’s Revolution in Iraq

Iraq's working people have been carrying out an extraordinary mass uprising in Baghdad and the south of the country since October 1 with a three-week break. By Hassan al-Barazili The crackdown has been brutal. There are already 261 dead and more than 5,000 injured. Internet services are being repeatedly interrupted to...

Elias Khoury: Letter to Samir Kassir

From the heart of the Tishreen (October) uprising I write to you, my little brother, I sit next to you in your garden, and I see your picture in the water embracing the youth of Lebanon who have returned to clarity on the streets. By Elias Khoury The Lebanese people were...

The Challenges of the October Revolution in Lebanon

Since October 17, a mass uprising shakes Lebanon. On this day the Lebanese government has announced a USD 0.20 per day charge to use apps like Whatsapp to make calls. This was the trigger for the largest mass mobilization since 2005, when Syrian troops had to leave the country after 29...

Solidarity With Palestinian Women

The Movement Women in Struggle, a Brazilian working class women's organization, posted a motion in solidarity with Palestinian women. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The motion reads: “The Movement Women in Struggle stands in solidarity with Palestinian women who took the streets across ocupied Palestine on September 26 against gender violence and for...

Solidarity With Protestors in Egypt

Activists held a protest in solidarity with Egyptian people in Belo Horizonte city, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, on September 27, 2019. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup Egyptian people took the streets to protest the corrupt and authoritarian regime. While the regime build palaces and villas, the people do not have jobs, proper housing,...

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