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#Lebanon: The state of things

Lebanon. Will the confinement and the ceasefire get the better of the Lebanese uprising? Will the omnipresence of security be able to bridge the chasm into which the population seems to sink deeper every day? These are, in any case, the questions that Ghassan Salhab asks from Beirut.

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Chronicles from #Lebanon’s revolution

Lebanon. Since October 17, 2019, Lebanon has been living at the rhythm of an uprising targeting both the political class and a moribund economic regime. As elsewhere, the spread of the virus and the health emergency measures first put an end to the contestation. On March 21, Megaphone media released a video titled “Tripoli: Expect to Meet Us After the Corona.” (Watch video below) The extreme deterioration of the economic situation and the total lack of resources encountered by a large number of inhabitants following confinement have finally advanced this prognosis. Despite a quarantine in effect until the 10th of May, movements are taking to the streets, and once again targeting banks that are crystallising discontent. And again, the city of Tripoli has occupied a unique place, and this since the beginning of the uprising. On April 27, the army, which is actively involved in the repression, killed a young man, Fawaz Fouad Samman, whose death only increased popular anger.

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Unrest in #Lebanon

Once more protests have broken out in Lebanon over the ongoing crisis there, with soaring inflation and rising food prices. On Monday night, banks and ATMS were attacked in the northern city of Tripoli. A demonstrator in his 20s was shot dead. The following night banks had their windows smashed and were set on fire. The police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, being answered by stone throwing by demonstrators.

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#Lebanon: The Revolution Four Months in

massive uprising broke out in Lebanon on October 17, 2019, drawing people together across sectarian lines to reject the domination of warlord oligarchs. Four months later, the unrest continues—amid efforts to crush, tame, or redirect it. How can an understanding of Lebanese history help us understand the situation? What can we learn from the Lebanese uprising that could inform struggles against capitalism, sectarianism, and the state worldwide?

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Interview with #Kafeh, Anarchist Movement in #Lebanon

Kafeh, the anarchist movement in Lebanon, has been active in the ongoing revolutionary uprising against the Lebanese state and its capitalist economic policies. We interviewed Kafeh for their perspective on the protests and anarchist organizing in Lebanon.

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Revolutionaries Clash with Security Forces as Protests Escalate in #Lebanon

Revolutionaries threw stones and molotovs at security forces and set fire to banks in Beirut, Lebanon over the weekend, as over 460 people were injured in the two days of protests.

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#Lebanon: Statement Issued by the Anarchist #KAFEH! (Struggle) Movement About the Ongoing Protests

Everyone has become aware of the revolutionary events taking place in Lebanon. This movement has gone global, and the international media is reporting on it and lauding it for its uniqueness and success.

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