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Hezbollah and the Left

During the failed Israeli invasion of Lebanon earlier this year many of us were both wary and intrigued about the political nature of Hezbollah, the Islamic organization which provoked and then successfully repelled the attack. Flags went up because of Hezbollah’s close ties to the Iranian regime, its religious ideology …

More on Hezbollah

I posted Matt Lyons’ piece on Defending My Enemy’s Enemy to Louis Proyect’s Marxism list, where it received a number of (highly) critical responses. One answer in particular, though, did at least try to deal with the actual issues Lyons was touching on.As i stated in my own comments –  we …

[Three Way Fight] Defending My Enemy’s Enemy

The following essay by Matthew Lyons comes from the Three Way Fight blog. Lyons is co-author (along with Chip Berlet) of Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort, as well as numerous essays and articles about repression and the far right in America. I’ll add some of my own …

Israeli Artillery Soldier Refuses Orders To Shell Civilians

From the Palestinian News Agency Ma’an (direct link to story here): Bethlehem – Ma’an – In an unprecedented incident, an Israeli artillery officer has refused to bomb Lebanese villages.Israeli press sources have stated that Corporal ‘Umri Zaid, from the Israeli city of Safad, who serves as an artillery soldier in …

Women’s Demonstration Against War

While a majority of Israelis seem to be backing their government’s murderous aggression against the Lebanese people, there have been some voices of dissent.On July 23rd thousands of people (some reports say as many as 5,000) – from Arab, “left zionist”, peace, feminist and anarchist organizations – came together to …

Israeli Military Lies About Qana Massacre

From today’s edition of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, an interesting contradiction to the official colonialist line on the Qana massacre so far: As the Israel Air Force continues to investigate the air strike, questions have been raised over military accounts of the incident. It now appears that the military had …

Yesterday’s Montreal Rally Against Israeli Aggression

I don’t think i had ever seen as many Lebanese flags as at yesterday’s rally against Israeli aggression in downtown Montreal. More than 500 – perhaps as many as a thousand, i can’t be sure because of how the crowd was spread – showed up to protest the ongoing carnage. …

Coordinated Montreal Response to Israeli Aggression (17 to 22 July 2006)

Montreal-based organisations and individuals have come together to coordinate our responses to calls for solidarity from our brothers and sisters in Lebanon and Gaza, currently living under a vicious military offensive by Israel which has killed hundreds and destroyed civilian infrastructure, with devastating consequences.While the Canadian government is, outrageously, supporting …