Among the mass protests that erupted across the globe in October last year, Lebanon’s were some of the largest, targeting both a failing neoliberal system and ingrained sectarianism. Now in their fourth month, the protests are showing no sign of diminishing.
Shireen Akram-Boshar is a socialist activist and writer.
Algeria is in the throes of a revolutionary moment. But having overthrown dictator Abdelaziz Bouteflika last spring, the movement must now find a way to return the class issue to the center of politics or risk watching the revolutionary moment slip away.
Sudan’s ongoing but embattled revolution is perhaps the best organized and politically advanced in the region. That’s why the US and Saudi Arabia are determined to crush it.