Lebanon has a new prime minister in Mustapha Adib but to many, he is part of the same corrupt and inefficient old leadership that created the crisis in the country
Decades of neoliberal policies have made Lebanon among the most unequal societies in the world, and social and economic discontent is expected to grow following the blasts
The Lebanese government is discussing imposition of an emergency to deal with the aftermath of the disaster which has left large parts of the city in debris and over 4,000 injured.
Bachir Nakhal of the Lebanese Communist Party analyses the recent protests in Lebanon in the aftermath of the relaxation of COVID-19-related restrictions. He explains the key demands raised by the protesters and how the left has been organizing during the COVID-19 crisis.
According to the Lebanese Red Cross, 48 protesters suffered injuries during Sunday’s protests and 11 were hospitalized
Approximately 400 migrant workers were on strike for weeks after management of the Lebanese waste management company, RAMCO, started cutting their wages and paying them in Lebanese pounds instead of the contractually obligated US dollar
The country recorded over hundred fresh cases within three days this week. It had recorded zero new cases last week, which had led the government to relax lockdown norms imposed since March 15
Thousands of Lebanese took to the streets on April 27, Monday, demanding revolution amid rising poverty, hunger, economic hardship and uncertainty, even as the government seems to turn a blind eye to the urgent issues plaguing the country
We also report on the arrest of Patrick George Zaki, an Egyptian human rights activist as well as the ongoing protests in Lebanon that have rejected the new cabinet of prime minister Hasan Diab and his economic reforms.
Progressive sections in Lebanon have rejected Diab’s economic plan as a mere continuation of corrupt policies implemented by previous regime
Political forces in the country have failed to respond to the protesters’ demands for an overhaul of the political system in any credible way, even after three months of popular protests in the country
The country has been witnessing popular protests since October 17, last year