Port explosion fuels protests against gov’t in Lebanon

Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020

Long-standing outrage among working people over a deepening economic and political crisis in Lebanon boiled over following a massive explosion Aug. 4 on the docks in Beirut. It killed at least 158 people and wounded over 6,000. For days after…


Anti-government protests sweep Lebanon

Vol. 84/No. 18 - May 11, 2020
“We die from hunger or the disease,” Beirut protesters said April 21. “Let us die taking a stand.”

Facing increasingly rising hardships that fall most heavily on working people, thousands of anti-government protesters have resumed demonstrations across Lebanon. Actions involving people of all faiths demanding jobs, an end to crushing living conditions, for political rights and against Tehran’s…


Protests in Iraq, Lebanon target government, Tehran interference

Vol. 83/No. 41 - November 11, 2019
Protesters gather on Baghdad’s al-Jumhuriya bridge Oct. 29, fifth day of protests across Iraq against government corruption, anti-working-class measures, Iranian intervention.

Demonstrators in both Iraq and Lebanon are protesting against their own governments as well as against forces organized and armed by Iran’s capitalist rulers. While working people in both countries join mass protests demanding a halt to deteriorating living conditions,…


Mass protests in Lebanon unite toilers in fight to bring down gov’t

Vol. 83/No. 40 - November 4, 2019
Oct. 22 protest in Tripoli, Lebanon. Beginning to overcome sectarian and religious divisions, thousands have been protesting across the country against government’s “austerity” assault.

The wars and political conflicts among capitalist rulers competing to advance their national interests, including the Turkish rulers’ invasion in northeast Syria to assault the Kurds, continue to bear down on working people in the Middle East. Hundreds of thousands…