Sudanese activists appeal for solidarity after Nile floods disaster

Devastating floods caused by extremely heavy rains in Ethiopia and Sudan have left hundreds of thousands homeless in Sudan. Middle East Solidarity spoke to Marwa Kessinger who is one of the many Sudanese activists abroad who is mobilising support and solidarity for those affected. “Sudan is experiencing the highest floods on record since 1946. More…

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni sentenced to three years in prison

By Shelagh Smith An Algerian court on August 10 sentenced journalist Khaled Drareni to three years in jail. Drareni was charged with “inciting an unarmed gathering” and “endangering national unity” based on his Facebook posts. He had been detained since March awaiting trial. This harsh verdict is being widely condemned by Algerian and international human…

Protest in Martyrs' Square, Beirut 8 August 2020 - picture Tamim al-Masarif via Facebook

“This is the Ministry of Corruption, Fraud and Plunder” Lebanese protesters occupy government buildings as army uses live ammunition against demonstrations for justice.

Massive demonstrations rippled through Beirut on 8 August as protesters took to the streets calling for revenge on the politicians who bear collective responsibility for the huge explosion at the port on 4 August. Protesters stormed the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of the Environment and…

Sit-ins spread on Sudan protest anniversary

Anne Alexander This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online Sudan’s revolutionary movement has surged ahead with renewed confidence as marches to commemorate the one year anniversary of the ‘March of Millions on 30 June 2019…

Raising the flag for liberation in Egypt and beyond

Sarah Hegazi was a courageous fighter against injustice and oppression and an inspiration to the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights far beyond Egypt, says Alice Finden. This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online This summer, activists…

Protests grow as British arms sales to Saudi Arabia restart

Campaigners have vowed to keep up the fight to stop British weapons fuelling Saudi Arabia’s devastating war on Yemen, after the government said it would resume granting licenses for arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition on 7 July. A landmark judgement by the Court of Appeal in June 2019 ruled that it was unlawful for…