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21 September 2006

Is a lasting peace possible in Lebanon?

LASTING ONLY one month, the war in Lebanon between Israel and Hezbollah left 1,400 dead and 5,500 injured.

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7 September 2006

Lebanon: Can the UN bring peace?

AFTER MUCH wrangling, a United Nations (UN) force has been assembled to act as a 'buffer' in the 20-mile corridor between the Israel-Lebanon border and the Litani River. Most people will probably breathe a sigh of relief, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary

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7 September 2006

The politics of aid

A RECENT international donors' conference in Sweden pledged $940 million to help reconstruct Lebanon's shattered infrastructure. The total cost to Lebanon's economy probably runs into billions of dollars...

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ISR on demonstration against Israel's war on Lebanon

ISR on demonstration against Israel's war on Lebanon

24 August 2006

Unite against war, terror and racism

THE ISRAELI ceasefire was met with great relief in Lebanon. During 34 days of intensive shelling, over 9,500 Lebanese 'targets' had been hit by the Israeli army and navy, writes Jenny Brooks.

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10 August 2006

Israel out of Lebanon now!

Demonstration in London against Israeli bombings
AS ISRAELI missiles continued to bombard Lebanon, an immediate ceasefire was demanded by an emergency demonstration of 100,000 people in London on 5 August, writes Jenny Brooks.

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10 August 2006

Iraq - a country splitting along sectarian lines

FOR GEORGE Bush and Tony Blair, the architects of 'regime change' in Iraq, their swift victory over Saddam Hussein in 2003 must seem like another era as the country descends into sectarian conflict and chaos...

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10 August 2006

Huge protest against the invasion of Lebanon

Socialist Party banner on the anti-war demo
UP TO 100,000 lively, angry protesters marched through central London on 5 August to demand an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon and to show their disgust at the Blair government’s continuing support for US and Israeli policies in the Middle East...

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27 July 2006

Bush gives green light to the Israeli onslaught

THERE HAS been rage and revulsion worldwide at the barbaric treatment by Israeli forces of innocent families in Lebanon fleeing in terror, writes Kevin Simpson, CWI London.

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27 July 2006

Eyewitness account from socialist in Lebanon

"THE BOMBING has been continuous and and intensive - nobody is safe. You can hear warplanes overhead all the time...

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27 July 2006

Thousands march against Israel's attacks on Lebanon

TWENTY THOUSAND people demonstrated on Saturday 22 July in London, against Israel's onslaught on Lebanon. Smaller demonstrations also took place in many other towns and cities across Britain...

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27 July 2006

'The politicians and generals are dragging us into the quagmire'

THE FOLLOWING leaflet (translated from Hebrew) against the Olmert government's war plans, was issued by members of Maavak Sozialisti (Socialist Struggle) the Socialist Party's counterpart in Israel...

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27 July 2006

When Israel occupied Lebanon (1982-2000)

THE JUNE 1982 invasion - "Peace in Galilee" - was the plan of the then Israeli defence minister Ariel Sharon, the 'Butcher Of Sabra And Chatila', (Sharon was later to become prime minister) and prime minister Menachem Begin...

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20 July 2006

Stop the carnage

THE ISRAELI government is bombing Lebanon into rubble. Airports, roads, buildings and, not least, hundreds of human lives have been destroyed. Workers and young people around the world were already sickened by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) attacks on Gaza, but what has taken place in the last few days is a massive escalation of the nightmarish crisis in the Middle East...

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20 July 2006

Lebanon: Israel's air war threatens regional war

"WE WILL turn back the clock in Lebanon by 20 years". This threat from an Israeli general is now being implemented by a brutal bombardment of Lebanon by the Israeli army, the IDF, writes Kevin Simpson.

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13 July 2006

Israeli regime’s air invasion of Lebanon threatens regional war

"We will turn back the clock in Lebanon by 20 years". This threat from an Israeli general is now being implemented by a brutal bombardment of Lebanon by the Israeli army, the IDF. Within seven days, many parts of Lebanon...

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1 June 2006


The socialist review: Neil Cafferky reviews Massaker, a documentary shown at the Palestine Film Festival involving interviews with five of the participants in the destruction of Sabra and Chatila refugee camps during the Lebanese civil war...

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22 September 2005

Lebanon's civil war, 1975-1990: The tragedy of sectarian division

THIS YEAR marks the 30th anniversary of Lebanon's descent into 15 years of horrific civil war...

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12 March 2005

Lebanon: A new crisis in the Middle East?

ONCE AGAIN the Middle East is in turmoil. As ROBERT BECHERT explains, the 14 February assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri...

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5 March 2005

Protests force government resignation in Lebanon

"PEOPLE POWER", "the cedar revolution", boomed the Western press after mass protests in the Lebanon forced the resignation of the pro-Syrian prime minister Omar Karami and his government...

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12 June 2004

Ronald Reagan: A Rabid Cold War Warrior

IF YOU believe the eulogies from Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Pope and Tony Blair, then Ronald Reagan, who died last week, was 'a man of peace, of vision, a freedom fighter who liberated the 'communist' world, and a friend of Britain'...

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