Beirut

The Lebanon Disaster: A Metaphor for Modern Capitalism

There is now “a state of emergency” in Beirut. No, not to deal with the devastating explosion in its port which left 200 people dead or missing, over 6,000 injured and 300,000 homeless. The “state of emergency” is to protect the political and economic elite from the anger of the Lebanese population who were already on their knees before the explosion on 4 August.

'Leaded/Unleaded'- the story of the 2004 Beirut general strike now online

In 2004 a general strike was called in the Lebanon against rocketing prices and poor social provision. During demonstrations the army opened fire killing five.

Anti-Semitism and the Beirut Pogrom - Fredy Perlman

Drawing on his personal experiences and family history, Perlman dissects the disturbing irony in the use of the Holocaust as justification for Zionist state brutality.