US Role in Lebanon’s Crisis Goes Unrecognized

By As`ad AbuKhalil, Consortium News -

The bulk of Lebanon’s corrupt ruling class are clients of the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, not Iran. But this fact is too inconvenient for Western media to point out. Of all the underlying causes of [...]

Turning Protests In Lebanon Into An Anti-Hezbollah Campaign

By Elijah J Magnier, Ejmagnier.com -

In 1975, Lebanon went through 15 years of violent and destructive civil war. The circumstances before the beginning of the war were aimed at destroying and removing the Palestinian Liberation [...]

A Deeper Look At Uprisings Around The World

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Revolts are arising all around the world and it can be hard to keep track of them. We speak with Andre Vltchek, a photographer, writer and documentarian who travels all over to cover world [...]

Lebanon Protests: The People Want The Downfall Of The Bank

By Hicham Safieddine, Middleeasteye.net -

There is no shortage of corruption in Lebanon. According to Transparency International, people in Lebanon are the most likely in the MENA region to describe their politicians and state [...]

Beirut Is Burning: Rebellion Against The Elites Has Commenced

By Andre Vltchek, Journal-neo.org -

Tires are burning, smoke is rising towards the sky. It is October, the 18th day of the month, the capital city of Lebanon, in the past known as the “Paris of the East”, is covered in smoke. For [...]

US-Iran Standoff Moves From High Seas To Dry Land

By Alison Tahmizian Meuse, Asia Times. -

A simmering regional standoff between the US and Iran shifted from the high seas to dry land over the past two weeks, as street protests from Beirut to Baghdad challenge existing political orders [...]

Women Stand Defiantly At The Vanguard Of Lebanon’s Protest Movement

By Finbar Anderson and Abbie Cheeseman, Middleeasteye.net   -

In Beirut’s calls for revolution stand a distinct army that are protecting the mass protests from falling into violence: the women's frontline. Throughout the sprawling anti-government protests [...]

Why Lebanon And Iraq Are At The Brink Of Further Strife

By Staff, Moonofalabama.org -

An imminent breakdown of the very weak economy of Lebanon, partially caused by U.S. sanctions against Lebanese banks and the end of traditional Saudi subsidies to Lebanon, also led to protests [...]

Lebanon’s ‘October Revolution’ Must Go On!

By Rima Majed, Opendemocracy.net -

The ‘streets’ of Lebanon have exploded in massive protests since October 17th. Following months of austerity and dire economic conditions, a shortage of US dollars that caused a serious threat of [...]

A Look At Lebanon’s Ongoing Historic Uprising

By Hussein Kassir, Roarmag.org -

For the last week, Lebanon has been witnessing an unprecedented uprising — both in scale and intensity — against the country’s ruling class. What started as a modest protest on Thursday, October [...]

Forest Fires Rage Through Lebanon

By Rabiya Jaffery, Theecologist.org -

At least ten thousand protestors marched in the streets of Lebanon against corruption and incompetence in a government that is fuelling economic stagnancy in one of the world’s most indebted [...]

Women-Led Protests In Lebanon Inspire Middle East Feminists

By Staff, DW.com -

Women are on the front lines of protests in Lebanon — and they are inspiring feminists in other Arab countries to stand up, too. The masculine ridicule has been relentless, but so has the [...]

Ministers Resign After Third Day Of Protests In Lebanon

By Al Jazeera. -

A Lebanese Christian party has announced it is quitting the government after a third day of protests across the country against tax increases and alleged official corruption. After tens of [...]

Saudis, Israel Work Together To Provoke War In Lebanon

By Joyce Chediac, liberationnews.org -

By Joyce Chediac for Liberation News - Only a day after major ISIS defeats in Syria and Iraq indicated that fighting may be winding down, an extraordinary series of events raised the danger of a [...]

US Implicated In Brutal Torture In Lebanon

By Maggie Michael, www.apnews.com -

By Maggie Michael for AP News - MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse [...]

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