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…

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…

Annexation and apartheid in Palestine

The planned annexation of large parts of the West Bank by Israel are part of a longer history of strategic colonisation and settlement building reports Miriam Scharf. 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 Annexation,…

‘Covid 19 has exposed injustice globally’

Systematic failures in the NHS are risking the lives of Sudanese health workers in the UK, Dr Sara Abdelgalil explains. Meanwhile they also continue to mobilise in solidarity with the ongoing revolution and the battle against Covid 19 in Sudan. This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help…

Occupation in a time of coronavirus

In the West Bank, Palestinians are facing the trauma of lockdown and the coronavirus crisis in a context of intensifying Israeli occupation. Dave Clinch and Oisin Challen Flynn spoke to Palestinian activists from Hebron and Bethlehem about how life – and resistance – are continuing. This is an article from the current issue of Middle…