National Sections of the L5I:

Lebanon

Declaration of the L5I to the Beirut International Meeting in Solidarity with The Resistance

Brothers and sisters, comrades!

Our conference takes places at a decisive historical moment. Only three months ago the Lebanese Resistance defeated the Zionist state’s attempt to occupy Lebanon. Yet the major imperialist powers are still seeking to transform Lebanon into a disarmed buffer zone for Israel. The latter continues to kill and starve the Palestinian people and transforms the Gaza Strip into a huge, open-air prison with not a word of protest from the “civilised” western powers. At the same time the barbarous occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan by the US and EU continues. As if this is not enough they are also threatening Iran and Syria with similar atrocities. Read more...

Ceasefire in Lebanon

For four weeks Israeli forces dropped every type of high-tech bomb onto the villages of southern Lebanon, onto the Shia suburbs of south Beirut, onto the roads, airports and communications systems of the tiny country. They have done billions of dollars of damage to homes and workplaces of the poorest sectors of Lebanese society. Yet they could not break the will to resist of Hezbollah and the Lebanese masses. By the end it was Israel that faced an abyss - a land war, hand-to-hand with Hezbollah fighters, in the wrecked villages and towns of southern Lebanon which are their home territory. Read more...

Ceasefire in Lebanon; a defeat for Israel

A month of ‘shock and awe’ and still Israel could not reach the Litani river

The United Nations Security Council Ceasefire has ended hostilities in Lebanon - temporarily at least. The only side celebrating victory is Hezbollah, alongside the Palestinians and the Arab masses right across the Middle East. Everybody knows that claims by Ehud Olmert and George Bush to have won by severely degrading Hezbollah’s forces are ridiculous lies. Read more...

L5I declaration on the US-UK backed Israeli invasion of Lebanon

What this war is about?

The war now being waged by Israel in Lebanon and Gaza is not a defensive national war but an expansionist and aggressive one – aimed at consolidating and increasing the seizure of Palestinian lands and turning Lebanon into another buffer state to guarantee its borders. It is also a war that Israel is waging as a proxy of United States imperialism and its ever-loyal British ally to advance the conquest of the Middle East and seize its vast oil reserves. Read more...

Lebanon: a "cedar revolution"?

It has been compared it to last year’s “Orange Revolution” in the Ukraine. That may be about right. Neither side in the crisis that has erupted since the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, widely attributed to Syria’s security forces, has anything to offer the Lebanese masses. Read more...

US-French-Israeli carve op of Lebanon meets massive resistance

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese - maybe over a million according to Al Jazeera- flowed through the streets of Beirut to protest against the attempt by the United States, backed by France and Israel, to force the withdrawal of Syrian troops and install a regime subservient to their interests. Read more...

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