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.
Protests who have been mobilizing since October are not satisfied with the election of Hassan Diab and continue to push their demands of a complete overhaul of the political system
Fresh protests were registered in Lebanon over the weekend, with the failure of the country’s ruling elites to resolve the political crisis following the resignation of Saad Hariri as prime minister
We will also take a look at Lebanon, where after days of protest, the prime minister was forced to resign.
The human chain was organised against the economic crisis and new taxes in the country.
A general strike called for by trade unions in the country entered its fourth day on October 24. All the major financial, commercial and educational institutions have been closed
Jana Nakhal of the Lebanese Communist Party speaks to Peoples Dispatch about the anti-government, anti-austerity protests in the country.
The protests that began as an outburst against taxes, including on VOIP calls, have grown into an expression of anger against corruption and the government’s handling of the economy
The new government under Saad Hariri was formed on January 31. Jamil Jabbak, a close associate of Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah, became the health minister despite the US raising allegations that the group would use the ministry to fund ‘terrorist activities’
Large number of people joined the protests organized by the Lebanese Communist Party