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Victory through International Workers' Struggle

Year after year, despite difficult and even catastrophic working conditions, workers in Lebanon take to the streets to celebrate May Day. The working class in Lebanon continues to struggle for human, social, and economic rights, particularly the migrant working class which, at the beginning of this year, established the first domestic workers' union in the Middle East.

One hundred years since the Armenian genocide: Together towards justice, truth and accountability

On the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, we must condemn the Turkish ruling class for the continued denial of the heinous massacre of Armenians in 1915 which left 1.5 million butchered and millions more displaced to neighboring countries, Lebanon being one of them. This political position of Turkish state follows that of the Ottoman regime before it. However, all the efforts and exertions of the Turkish state have not and will not erase the genocide from history.

Slaughter in Yarmouk as the World Watches

Since the beginning of April, the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria has been witnessing continuous violent terrorist attacks led by the Islamic State (ISIS), supported by  al-Nusra Front fighters, and under the watchful eye of Assad's forces, which have imposed a blockade on the camp and its residents for nearly two years now.

Statement from the Socialist Forum in Lebanon: Towards the victory of the #revolution in #Syria

 

Four years have passed since the Syrian revolution for freedom and dignity sought to topple an exploitative and oppressive regime. This revolutionary fire blazed across the Arab-Maghreb region, crossing multiple borders and amassing most of its momentum where authoritarian regimes have long enriched themselves 

Statement of Solidarity from the Middle East | #BlackLivesMatter

Statement of Solidarity 

12/8/2014 

We the undersigned groups and individuals in the Middle East and North Africa stand in solidarity with the ongoing protests across the U.S., led by Black communities, following thekilling of Mike Brown by officer Darren Wilson and the decision by a Grand Jurythat Wilson is innocent of any crime. Brown’s death is not the first, and has been followed by many other fatal shootings of people of color by U.S. police. We condemn this violence against Black communities and people of color in all its forms.

To Bassem, to honesty and life

By Zoukak Theatre Company

About Bassem Chit and Us…

A rare blend of clarity, sharpness, anger, calmness and intuition, and the solid bond that combines them, honesty.

Honesty. This is the approach. Every thought or political action that does not rely on honesty in relation to reality and dreams, is one that feeds the market which tries to buy and sell us at every moment.

It was like you entered the motif, Bassem

By Walid Daou

Bassem died.

Indeed, it is another truth that I have discovered with autumn’s start. But today, aspirations and desires converge to complete what we and Bassem had started together.

How painful it is to speak of Bassem in the past tense. Because his voice still rings in my mind, his peace, his last farewell, on his last night, and his Last Supper. 

Original Arabic content: 
باسم، كأنك دخلت في النص

Dreams Never Die, Bassem

Nidal Ayoub, Tamim Abdo, Anthony Rizk, Nada Zanhour

Even though we’ve only worked with him for a few short years, Bassem was keen on training us in almost everything. We met on a weekly basis, and our sometimes heated discussions and debates extended well into the night. Of all the things he had taught us – writing statements, covering demonstrations, making banners, flyers, and picketing – this has definitely been the most difficult; writing Bassem’s eulogy. 

Original Arabic content: 
الحلم لا يموت يا باسم