Lebanon

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...

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...

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 to Palestinians in Lebanon

Nineteen Brazilian organizations launched a Manifesto in solidarity with the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The Manifesto denounces the new labor law announced by the Minister of Labor which considers foreigners both Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Therefore, they cannot own any business and need a permit issued...

For a Fair Economy, We March!

Under that slogan hundreds of women demonstrated in Beirut for International Women’s Day. They marched from Beshara Khoury to Mina al-Hosn on March 10, 2019. By Hasan al-Barazili On top of the main demand for improvement in living conditions, two others were raised: down with Kafala system and equal rights facing...

Sabra and Shatila Massacre: 35 years after, an open wound

On September, it is the 35 anniversary of the massacre in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila, in East Beirut, Lebanon. Almost three thousand Palestinians were murdered with cruelty, shocking the whole world. Even today, the wound is still open. In both places, the memory of the massacres...

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