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50 years of Palestinian struggle: A critical analysis

By Gilbert Achcar

In 2017 and 2018, a series of anniversaries have been and will be commemorated. From the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 war, to the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel and the start of the Nakba (Catastrophe) in 1948, the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, and the 70th anniversary of the UN Partition Plan of 1947. It is a catastrophic history to which we must add the 10th anniversary of the dividing of Gaza from the West Bank in 2007. 

Letter of Solidarity from the Socialist Forum in Lebanon to Revolutionary Socialist Workers' Party in Turkey

Dear Comrades,

Your conference this year comes at a time of counter-revolution in the region. But despite the calamities, we are fully aware of the responsibilities of this difficult phase.

This is evident in the rearrest of comrade Mahinour al-Masri in Egypt, the recent arrest of comrade Emin Şakir in Turkey, and the restrictions on working in solidarity with refugees in Lebanon.

In response, we can only build hope and strengthen the means of solidarity and cooperation between revolutionary parties and forces that emerged or grew in the past few years.

Boldly GAUB's response to administration intimidation

Boldly G-AUB

Update on Recent Events

November 23, 2017

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.