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Clash of Counter-Revolutions in Lebanon

By Walid Daou

Having consolidated its power following the revolutionary wave in the past years, the counter-revolution continues to extend its influence in the region. After a direct clash, and through its agents, in Yemen and Syria, it seems that Lebanon is next. Or, at least, something is being prepared.

Three Questions and One Plea

A message to friends regarding Syrian refugees.

Oh friends we are worried,

Perhaps what worries and fears us most was not the decision to ban protests nor the racist rhetoric of politicians, nor Municipality of Beirut’s leaking of the names of the organizers of the solidarity sit-in, nor the torrent of threats coming in against our comrades in the Socialist Forum, those people who have always stood up for rights and justice.

Solidarity is not a crime

By Yazan al-Saadi

In response to the latest developments, a close Syrian relative of mine said this to me:

He said: "I don't know, I'm really confused about this. I love Beirut. Its touristic sites, its summer. I love the city. I love the people. I don't know. I'm really worried. What do you think?"

Statement of condemnation and clarification by the Socialist Forum

On Friday June 30th, 2017 at dawn, a faction of the Lebanese Army raided two Syrian refugee camps (Nawar and Qareiah) in the town of Arsal, in what was officially designated as a "preventive raid" in search of "terrorists" based in the camp.

A propos de l'expérience des conseils locaux dans la révolution syrienne

Walid Daou

«Nous ne sommes pas en deçà des travailleurs de la commune de Paris ...ils ont tenu le coup soixante dix jours et nous, nous résistons depuis un an et demi». C'est par ces mots qu'Omar Aziz, l'intellectuel organique, a décrit la révolution syrienne. Le 17 février 2013, il est mort en martyr à la prison centrale d'Adra.