[Marxism] working class in Lebanese resistance?
acpollack2 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 1 12:40:59 MDT 2006
On May 10, 2006, hundreds of thousands of working class Lebanese demonstrated in Beirut against the government's plans to implement privatization and other antilabor "reforms". At the time Bassem added on this list some valuable information to news reports, commenting on the unity shown by Lebanese workers of various creeds and parties against the government, as well as the role of Hezbollah, Amal and Aoun's FPM in the march.
In the valuable dossier on Hezbollah available at MERIP and Zmag the author mentions that group's origins in and policies toward workers and poor, as has been documented elsewhere.
So my question is whether this mobilization has had any impact on the current resistance to US/Israeli aggression. That is, did the May action leave any political or organizational legacy which is helping to inspire the resistance, and to challenge the government's weak response?
My reason for asking is obvious: The key problem of the Arab and anti-Zionist revolution has always been the disorganization of the Arab and Jewish working classes, and as a consequence the ability of quisling bourgeois governments to ally with Israel or at best to put up an incompetent resistance to it.
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