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What Are the Prospects of the Popular Uprising in Lebanon?

On Monday, the Lebanese government resigned after coming under pressure from protesters who took over several ministries the weekend before. France’s Macron and other imperial powers are now trying to save the Lebanese regime by offering millions of euros.

Wadii Adi

August 15, 2020

Lebanon’s Government Steps Down Amid Demonstrations Following Beirut Explosions

Following two massive explosions in Beirut on August 4 that left over 200 people dead, thousands have taken to the streets demanding government accountability. In response, Lebanon’s Cabinet has stepped down from government.

Helena Chen-Carlson

August 10, 2020

Explosions in Beirut: A Disaster in a Country in Crisis and Revolt

A double explosion devastated Lebanon’s capital on Tuesday. This disaster is a tragedy in a country which faces an economic and political crisis, marked by significant mobilizations for a year.

Nathan Erderof

August 6, 2020

Large Blast Rattles the Port of Beirut in Lebanon

A large blast in the Lebanese capital of Beirut has just shook the city with reports of widespread destruction and a high number of injuries. Lebanon is currently in the midst of a social and economic crisis which has pushed Lebanese people to protest the deteriorating conditions in their country this past year.

Maryam Alaniz

August 4, 2020

Historic Strike in Lebanon: Migrant Workers Fight for Their Wages

Migrant garbage workers in Lebanon have begun a historic strike. Following months of demonstrations in the nation, foreign workers are fighting against the brutal “kafala” system that effectively ties migrants’ rights to their bosses.

Philippe Alcoy

May 24, 2020

New Protests in Lebanon against Banks and the Government

On Sunday, Lebanon’s streets were filled with demonstrations against the country’s banks and its government, which continue to drown thousands of families in an economic crisis that is deepening with the coronavirus pandemic.

Salvador Soler

May 2, 2020

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Resigns After 13 Days of Massive Protests

In a massive victory for the masses mobilizing in the streets of Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation as well as the cabinet's on Tuesday. For real change, it is time for the working class and youth to take the reins of leadership in the country.

Sou Mi

October 30, 2019

Protesters In Lebanon Refuse to Compromise, Call Nationwide General Strike

On Monday morning, a general strike began in Lebanon. What started with protests against a tax on WhatsApp calls has turned into a mass movement against the government. Protesters have won concessions from the government, but the movement shows no sign of stopping.

Madeleine Freeman

October 21, 2019