Lebanon

Letter from the West Bank on the war in Lebanon - 'Adil Samara

After the massacres of Palestinians in Sabra and Shatila, 1982.

An independent leftist viewpoint on Israel's intervention in Lebanon and the consequences it poses the PLO.

The Lebanese communities and their little wars - Magida Salman

A Shiite Muslim militiaman fires in skirmishes with Druse in Beirut, 1987.

Analysis by Lebanese activist Magida Salman on the political psychology of the different warring sects within Lebanon, and how, even before the Israeli invasion, the country's body politic had disintegrated massively, with distinctions between left and right being drowned in the blood of sectarian killings.

Pax Hebraica - Emmanuel Farjoun

Ariel Sharon in Ashrafieh.

Emmanuel Farjoun looks at Israel's intervention in Lebanon, showing that it forms just the first step of a far-reaching plan to reorganise the Middle-Eastern political landscape under its political control.

Khamsin #10: Israel and its war in Lebanon

10th issue of Khamsin published in 1983 about the Israel-Lebanon war, class divisions in Israel, the rise of Islam and its influence on women and more.

The Arab CPs and the Palestine Problem - Alexander Flores

Fatah militia, 1979.

Detailed text analysing the positions and activity of various Arab Communist Parties in relation to the partition of Palestine, focusing on the effect which subservience to the official line from the Soviet Union had on their efforts.

The early history of Lebanese Communism reconsidered - Alexander Flores

Article discussing the inter-country influence in the early period of the Eastern-Arab communist movement; particularly that of Lebanon-Syria, Egypt and Palestine as well as the role of non-Muslims and non-Arabs.

Women and politics in Lebanon - Yolla Polity Sharara

Lebanese Christian women training during the civil war, 1976.

Article by a Lebanese woman describing the position of women in both Muslim and Christian communities as the country slid into civil war.

Lebanon set for June general strike

Unions are to launch a general strike in Lebanon on June 17 against regressive taxes by the government.

Surrealism in the Arab world

Cover of "libertarian desire"

Article printed in the journal Arsenal: Surrealist Subversion no.3, 1976, including The Manifesto of the Arab Surrealist Movement, 1975.