Palestinians in Lebanon search for solidarity

Palestinian activist Zeinab al-Hajj talks to Helen Patuck about the wave of protests which took place last year across the refugee camps 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 Why now?” Zeinab al-Hajj asks about…

Refugees and the Lebanese Revolution

The revolt in Lebanon has brought thousands into the streets demanding change. Helen Patuck asks Sophie Chamas if it will expand to include demands for justice for the millions who are not Lebanese citizens. This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating…

Publication: “Still fighting for social justice”

Still fighting for social justice… How workers in the Middle East are resisting neo-liberalism, austerity and privatisation By Jonathan Maunder and Anne Alexander In 2011, when revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt toppled dictators, British government ministers rushed to congratulate the Tunisian and Egyptian people on their democratic achievements. Two years later, they are forcing an…

Lebanon: All-out public sector strike continues, teachers escalate action

By Bassem Chit, Beirut Monday 25 February 2013 The Lebanese Trade Union Coordination Committee (TUCC) is still continuing its open strike for the seventh day, Public sector employees, public schools teachers, and private school teachers have been on strike since last Tuesday 19/2/2013. Sit-ins and protests are being held on a daily basis infront of…