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jeudi, 9 juillet 2020

 
 

 

Support for the struggle of the Lebanese people to break away from social injustice and shake off the burden of illegitimate debt

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The International Labor Network of Solidarity and Struggles supports this call of the CADTM

As the Lebanese government suspends any payment of its external debt from 9 March 2020, the CADTM reasserts its support to the Lebanese people in a struggle that started in October 2019. Popular meetings and marches have been continuously organized in Lebanese towns and neighbourhoods since the start of the upheaval on 17 October 2019 after the government had announced new taxes on WhatsApp calls, cigarettes and petrol. It has been the most significant protest since the citizens’ “Vous Puez” (“You Stink”) campaign in 2015 against poor management of waste and the power cuts that exposed the shortcomings of public services and the failure of a political system defined by corruption and cronyism. Under the catch phrase “Tous, c’est-à-dire tous” (Everybody Means Everybody), demanding that all members of the ruling class should go, the present movement is part of the second wave in the revolutionary process in the Arab region that started with the upheaval in Sudan on 19 December 2018, then developed in Algeria on 16 February 2019 and affected several countries such as Iraq, Iran and Jordan. More generally, it is one of the popular mobilizations on the global scale against the consequences of the crisis of capitalism in imperialist centres from 2008 onward, which aggravates its destructive impact on the Global South. […]

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Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt