Protests Mark A Year Since Lebanon’s Mass Uprising

By Kareem Chehayeb, Middle East Monitor. -

Beirut - Over a thousand protesters on Saturday marched across Beirut to mark one year since Lebanon’s mass uprising against its ruling political parties swept across the [...]

Lebanon: Inconvenient Truths About Syria, Iran, Hezbollah And The Shia ‘Street’

By Danny Sjursen, AntiWar.com. -

There’s been a lot of nonsense passing as truth in post-blast Lebanon reporting. Most centers around alarmism about Hezbollah’s nefarious influence, the West’s "opportunity" to destroy it, and [...]

The End Of The Hariri Trial

By Moon of Alabama. -

Judges at a U.N.-backed tribunal said Tuesday there was no evidence the leadership of the Hezbollah militant group and Syria were involved in the 2005 suicide truck bomb assassination of former [...]

Chinese Peacekeepers Provide Aid After Explosion In Beirut

By Kristin Huang, South China Morning Post. -

Chinese peacekeepers will provide medical aid to Beirut following the deadly explosion on Tuesday  that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000 others. Upon the request of the United [...]

Lebanon: The Top Ten Myths About The Country And Its Conflicts

By Danny Sjursen, Antiwar.com. -

Plenty of folks finally know the CIA-Soviet-Afghan thread of that backstory; fewer are familiar with the Lebanese layer. They should be. After all, an impressionable young Saudi named bin [...]

Beirut Explosion, Western Imperialism And Media Misinformation

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

On August 4, 2020, an explosion of tons of ammonium nitrate being stored at the port of Beirut Lebanon ripped through the city killing 0ver 170 people and injuring 6,000 people. This happened at [...]

US Sanctions Are Strangling A Lebanon In Crisis

By Bilal El-Amine, In These Times. -

The Lebanese econ­o­my crashed into the equiv­a­lent of a brick wall some­time in the last few months of 2019. The Lebanese pound (or lira), which was pegged to the dol­lar and appeared to be [...]

Beirut Explosion: It Is Late, But It Is Early Morning If We Insist

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Nothing happens in Beirut and Lebanon that is transparent; plots of all kinds unravel against the ordinary hopes of the population. After the deadly explosion, it was impossible to imagine that [...]

How The US Helped Push Lebanon To The Brink Of Collapse

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

As the people of Lebanon suffer through one of the worst economic crises in their nation’s conflict-ridden history, the Donald Trump administration is exploiting the disaster to force regime [...]

Lebanon: Bellwether, Battleground, And Bastard Child Of The Mideast

By Maj. Danny Sjursen (USA-Ret.), AntiWar.com. -

When I was a kid, "Beirut" became a cultural shorthand for any chaotic and violent urban setting. In the 1990s, my hometown rappers – the Wu Tang Clan – repeatedly shouted out the Lebanese city [...]

Lebanese Demand Change After Government Quits

By Al Jazeera. -

A protest with the slogan "Bury the authorities first" was planned near the port, where highly explosive material stored for years exploded on August 4, killing at least 163 people, injuring [...]

Lebanon Cabinet Resigns

By Middle East Monitor. -

Prime Minister Hassan Diab addressed the nation to formally announce the government’s resignation Lebanon cabinet has resigned, AP reported the health minister saying today, amid mounting [...]

Lebanese Protesters Occupy Government Buildings As Army Uses Live Ammunition

By Menas Solidarity Network. -

Massive demonstrations rippled through Beirut on 8 August as protesters took to the streets calling for revenge on the politicians who bear collective responsibility for the huge explosion at the [...]

‘Execute Them’: Lebanon Protesters Demand Revenge After Blast

By Agence France Presse. -

Mock gallows nooses tied to brooms: Lebanese protesters on Saturday clamored for bloody revenge against a leadership they blame for the massive blast that engulfed their capital. "There is [...]

Beirut Goes Up In Smoke

By Andre Vltchek, Popular Resistance. -

To see Beirut and its port area with a huge mushroom cloud hanging above is a truly surreal sight. But what is not surreal in battered Lebanese capital? A big part of the downtown looks [...]

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