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Beitrag Libanon Antworten mit Zitat
Heftige Proteste heute in Beirut gegen die "Müllkrise":

Zitat:
Police firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons battled thousands of Lebanese protesters Saturday demonstrating against government corruption and political dysfunction amid a trash crisis, with the sound of gunfire echoing through the streets into the night.

Riot police used batons to beat back protesters among downtown Beirut's Ottoman-era buildings and lavish apartment complexes, while others were carried away, overcome by tear gas. Private television station LBC reported police attacked one of its crew.

"The people want to topple the regime!" protesters cried out, a slogan used during the Arab Spring protests that swept through the region.

Lebanese Red Cross spokesman George Kattaneh told The Associated Press that at least 15 protesters were wounded, one of them in critical condition. He said the numbers likely would rise as security forces battled with protesters into the night. Police said 35 officers were wounded as they tried to disperse protesters trying to break into a security zone near parliament and the government building.

http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Lebanese-fire-tear-gas-at-protesters-over-trash-6459551.php


Ein Hintergrundartikel zur politischen Situation:

Zitat:
During the past two weeks, Lebanon has been mired in a garbage crisis. The landfill used by Beirut since the mid-1990s has entirely overflowed, and local residents have forced the government to close it. Meanwhile, due to internal squabbling, the government has failed to extend its contract with the garbage company Sukleen and to find suitable alternative landfills. Civil society has attempted to step in to compensate for the lawmakers’ dereliction of duty, and Uber drivers have been called upon to help remove trash from the streets of the city.

This trash crisis mirrors and compounds 14 months of system-wide gridlock that has prevented the election of a new Lebanese president. Indeed, as one lawmaker from Beirut pointed out, “the [trash] issue is being used by politicians as a proxy for broader struggles.” The country is currently being managed by a caretaker government headed by Tammam Salam, the scion of a notable Sunni family that traces its origins back to the ranks of the Ottoman bureaucracy.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/08/04/what-a-garbage-crisis-tells-us-about-lebanese-politics/?postshare=7941438722832325


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"Die kommunistische Theorie kann nichts anderes sein als gebunden an die gesellschaftliche Praxis der proletarischen Bewegung, sie ist weder 'marxistisch' noch 'anarchistisch'." Jean-Yves Bériou, 1975.
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Beitrag Weitere Proteste Antworten mit Zitat
Heute kam es in Beirut zu weiteren Protesten, mindestens ein Demonstrant wurde von den Bullen erschossen. In einigen Quartieren wurden die Bullen mit Steinen und Molotovs angegriffen, im Moment fährt die Armee in Beirut ein. Ausführlicher Artikel der New York Times:

Zitat:
Thousands of protesters streamed into downtown Beirut for a second day on Sunday to demand that the government resign over its inability to remove enormous heaps of garbage from the city’s streets. The demonstrations led to clashes with the police, who turned fire hoses and tear gas guns on the crowds.

At least 30 people were hurt, according to the Red Cross. Dozens of people were injured on Saturday, when the police also used rubber bullets.

On Sunday night, chaotic scenes unfolded as demonstrators refused to disperse and entered Martyrs’ Square, an expanse of empty space created by the destruction of Lebanon’s civil war a generation ago.


Das umgehende Gespenst nennen sie wie üblich "infiltrierte Provokateure", gewissermassen gehört das überschüssige Proletariat ja tatsächlich nicht dazu. Diskutiert wird aus Prinzip nur mit dem Gross- oder noch lieber Kleinbürgertum:

Zitat:
Fouad al Hassan, an actor known for his work in television comedies, said he took part in the protests outside the Grand Serail, the stately Ottoman-era building where Prime Minister Tammam Salam has his office, because “I want to change the system.”

“We want new blood or the country will stay the same,” added Mr. Hassan, 65. “Today, it’s too late for me, but I want it for my children. I want them to live a better life.”

Aline Shirfan, a 21-year-old civil engineer, said it was her first time participating in a demonstration: “I have nothing to lose, I’m so desperate. If we don’t die from a bullet we will die from cancer from the trash smell.”

Men with covered faces threw stones at the police, but organizers of the You Stink campaign insisted that they were not part of it. In a telephone interview, Lucien Bourjeily, one of the organizers, described the men as infiltrators sent by “partisan elements” who were trying to tarnish a peaceful movement.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/world/middleeast/lebanese-protest-as-trash-piles-up-in-beirut.html?ref=world&_r=0


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"Die kommunistische Theorie kann nichts anderes sein als gebunden an die gesellschaftliche Praxis der proletarischen Bewegung, sie ist weder 'marxistisch' noch 'anarchistisch'." Jean-Yves Bériou, 1975.
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Beitrag Beirut Antworten mit Zitat
Strassenkämpfe heute abend:



Armee in Beirut eingerückt:

Zitat:
On Sunday, around 200 youths, some wearing scarves or masks to cover their faces, threw stones and bottles filled with sand at police and tried to pull down security barricades, an AFP correspondent said. Footage shown on social media appeared to show a man lying on the group, with blood pouring from his head.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/08/23/Thousands-of-Lebanese-protest-against-government-in-Beirut.html


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"Die kommunistische Theorie kann nichts anderes sein als gebunden an die gesellschaftliche Praxis der proletarischen Bewegung, sie ist weder 'marxistisch' noch 'anarchistisch'." Jean-Yves Bériou, 1975.
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Beitrag Tag 3 Antworten mit Zitat
Die selbsternannten "Organisatoren" des Protests wollten, dass es erst Samstag weitergeht, doch die Leute sind schon wieder auf der Strasse. Einige Bilder hier:

Zitat:
Over the weekend, anti-government protests in Beirut, Lebanon, turned violent for two nights, as demonstrators clashed with riot police near government offices. Organizers of the #YouStink campaign expressed frustration with the violent protesters, blaming "infiltrators" for the escalation of a peaceful demonstration. Protesters are angry with the Lebanese government, accusing it of weakness and ineffectiveness during a time of need - citing the current crisis over uncollected garbage as a symbol of governmental failures. Dozens of police and citizens were hurt in the clashes, and #YouStink organizers have now postponed further demonstrations planned for Monday.

http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/08/lebanons-youstink-anti-government-protests/402163/


Ein Artikel über die "maskierten Provokateure":

Zitat:
Many of the violent protesters (lots of them initially peaceful) were rendered as ‘thugs’ and ‘criminals’ by liberal state apologists and were even isolated by the original “YouStink” movement, which moved away from the government headquarters in Riad al-Solh and Martyr square – wishing to marginalize angry protesters. In my view and perspective, this is completely unacceptable and epitomizes the lack of sympathy people in Lebanon have for each other when faced with a brutal force cracking down on their movement.

http://thawrati.com/2015/08/23/the-lebanese-protests-liberal-state-apology-the-so-called-thugs/


Analyse, vermutlich ein liberaler Expat:

Zitat:
But there is reason for hope. This weekend’s events may suggest that the public, which has become rightfully and notoriously apathetic to the cycle of paralysis, political bickering and factional infighting, has reached a breaking point. The stench of garbage piling up on the streets of the capital this summer seems to have awakened even the most disinterested of citizens to the growing reality that today’s Lebanon isn’t only an unsustainable tragedy, but it may soon be an insurmountable one.

http://muftah.org/lebanon-surviving-thriving/#.VdtgFuH5Bui.twitter


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"Die kommunistische Theorie kann nichts anderes sein als gebunden an die gesellschaftliche Praxis der proletarischen Bewegung, sie ist weder 'marxistisch' noch 'anarchistisch'." Jean-Yves Bériou, 1975.
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Beitrag You Stink Antworten mit Zitat
Über die "Anführer" der Proteste:

Zitat:
But perhaps the most electrifying move by the young, tech-savvy group of activists was when they spread their catchy slogan "You Stink" across social media. It helped turn the trash crisis into a popular uprising against a political class that has dominated Lebanon since its civil war ended in 1990.

The core founders of "You Stink" include one of the Middle East's most influential bloggers, as well as a creative media strategist, a rights lawyer, journalists and an actress whose film was banned by authorities for addressing touchy sexual issues. The group quickly picked up supporters from across the spectrum of Lebanon's divisive politics and sects.

"We are the future of this country and the agents of change. If the youth didn't do this, no one will do it," said Nadyn Jouny, a 25-year-old freelance journalist who is among the group's founding members.

http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:ed0127c991244256aded1fb49b92f168


Analyse eines Trotzkisten:

Zitat:
They sprayed walls of the once enclosed luxurious and exclusionary downtown area with slogans such as “Down with capitalism” and “Downtown Beirut belongs to the people” and “Revolution”.

The next day protesters were defiant, and came in larger numbers—up to 20,000.

Many people who once felt alienated by the movement were being attracted by the struggle.

But the organisers committed the mistake of labelling many newcomers, mainly working class teenagers from the suburbs of Beirut, as “saboteurs” and “rioters”. This was because they “looked different” from the otherwise middle class activists they were expecting.

http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art/41177/Mass+demonstrations+in+Beirut+against+the+regime


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"Die kommunistische Theorie kann nichts anderes sein als gebunden an die gesellschaftliche Praxis der proletarischen Bewegung, sie ist weder 'marxistisch' noch 'anarchistisch'." Jean-Yves Bériou, 1975.
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Beitrag You Stink Antworten mit Zitat
Diese Analyse eines libanesischen Kommunisten ist wohl bis jetzt einer der besten Artikel zu You Stink:

Zitat:
We came from different backgrounds, we didn’t agree on much, but we hit the streets together. On the 8th of August, we assembled to voice our discontentment with the Lebanese government’s handling of a garbage crisis that had been 18 years in the making. Naameh, a small town by the sea 20 km south of Beirut, had functioned as the capital city’s garbage dump since 1997. The residents of Naameh had been demanding the closure of the landfill in their town for years with hundreds of protests, and it was finally slated to be shut on the 17th of July in 2015. When the day came, the residents of Naameh threatened direct action; they vowed to obstruct the entry of garbage trucks into their town using any necessary means. Their skepticism came from bitter experience. The government had reneged on its promises to close down the landfill twice in the preceding 18 months alone. The landfill was forcibly put out of business that day by the residents of Naameh, and without an alternative plan in place, the garbage began to pile on the streets of Beirut.

http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/scents-of-an-ending-2/


Dieser Artikel eines linken ägyptischen News-Portals ist ebenfalls ziemlich interessant:

Zitat:
The number of citizens residing in Lebanon is approximately four million. In addition to these citizens, there are over two million refugees from Syria, Palestine, Sudan and Iraq currently struggling to live under conditions of structural impoverishment and segregation. There are hundreds of thousands of migrant and domestic laborers also struggling to live in Lebanon, often under structural conditions of servitude. Over thirty percent of Lebanese citizens live at or below the poverty line, and a sliver of the population control the majority of spending power. The sharpest line dividing the population of Lebanon is not sect, as many (and certainly politicians) would argue, but class.

During these ten years one thing has remained constant: corruption, cronyism, nepotism and ineptitude at the government level. Corruption and cronyism—in addition to liberal and, later, neoliberal economic policies and patriarchal masculinism— are in fact what unites the political class. The history of this ruling ideology—and its manifestations as sectarian discourse—is as old as the Lebanese state itself. In fact, sectarian discourse has been the cloak behind which politicians hide their unified stance when it comes to their parasitic relationship to the state and its citizens. Lebanese politicians have for years proven that corruption knows no sect, no political party, and no ideology.

http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/22491/lebanon-august-2015_notes-on-paralysis-protests-an


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"Die kommunistische Theorie kann nichts anderes sein als gebunden an die gesellschaftliche Praxis der proletarischen Bewegung, sie ist weder 'marxistisch' noch 'anarchistisch'." Jean-Yves Bériou, 1975.
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Beitrag You Stink Antworten mit Zitat
Weiterer interessanter Artikel:

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To put it simply, the protest that sparked violence against state violence was not an act of “thuggery” by “saboteurs” who were told to do so by Amal movement leader and Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri. People who allege such dynamics do not recognize the daily economic abuse the majority of Lebanese have been enduring for years. It was a whole bouquet of angry Lebanese who found unity and struck back against a state that has been failing them in all aspects, and a state security apparatus that has been particularly brutal in the year since Mashnuq became interior minister. The most marginalized youth, those from Dawra, Burj Hammoud, Khandaqal-Ghami’, Sabra, Tariq Jdideh, and Shiyyah, were those who struck back with all the vengeance accumulated in their bitter souls against state authority. These are the victims of the same social order that has their brothers languishing in jails without trial for simply smoking a joint, or being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Two young men I spoke with told me, “We are on the street, jobless, and with no place to go. We pop pills to forget the shit we live in.” The scooter they had purchased on credit was confiscated by the government because they could not afford to register it, yet they needed it to work and earn money. These disenfranchised young men see the law being used to punish them for being poor. All this while a small ruling class cruises around town in its fifty-thousand-dollar SUVs, drives in convoys with tinted windows, running over, beating up, and sometimes killing anyone who stands in its way. This latter group is given state security protection and legal immunity. One group of angry teenage boys were rounded up two weeks ago and brutally beaten up by the Internal Security Forces (ISF), only to be told the next day that it was a case of mistaken identity. They weren’t even given an apology.

http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/22501/quick-thoughts_moe-ali-nayel-on-lebanon%E2%80%99s-garbage-


Heute geht's weiter:

Zitat:
Protesters are gathering in the Lebanese capital Beirut for a major rally against a government they say is corrupt and ineffective.

Security is high amid fears the demonstrations could turn violent, as similar protests did last weekend.

Dissatisfaction with Lebanon's ruling groups was sparked by a failure to solve a crisis over the disposal of rubbish earlier this summer.

It led to the "You Stink" campaign calling for high-level resignations.

Hundreds of people began gathering in the centre of Beirut ahead of the march at 18:00 local time (15:00 GMT).

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34097555


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Beitrag Übersetzung Antworten mit Zitat
[Beirut: #YouStink] Es riecht nach einem Ende:

Zitat:
Wir hatten verschiedene Hintergründe, wir waren uns nicht über vieles einig, doch wir nahmen uns zusammen die Strasse. Am 8. August versammelten wir uns, um unserer Unzufriedenheit mit der Handhabung einer Müllkrise Ausdruck zu verleihen, deren Geschichte 18 Jahre zurückgeht. Naameh, eine kleine Küstenstadt 20 km südlich von Beirut, fungierte als Mülldeponie der Hauptstadt seit 1997. Die Bewohner von Naameh hatten schon seit Jahren die Schliessung der Müllhalde in ihrer Stadt durch Hunderte von Protesten gefordert und die Schliessung wurde schliesslich für den 17. Juli 2015 geplant. Als der Tag kam, drohten die Bewohner von Naameh mit direkter Aktion; sie schworen, die Einfahrt von Müllfahrzeugen in ihre Stadt mit allen notwendigen Mitteln zu verhindern. Ihre Skepsis ist bitterer Erfahrung geschuldet. Allein in den vorhergehenden 18 Monaten hatte die Regierung ihre Versprechen zweimal gebrochen, die Müllhalde zu schliessen. Die Müllhalde wurde mit Gewalt durch die Bewohner von Naameh unbrauchbar gemacht und da kein alternativer Plan existiert, türmt sich der Müll nun auf den Strassen Beiruts.

http://www.kommunisierung.net/Beirut-YouStink-Es-riecht-nach


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Beitrag Protest-Rap Antworten mit Zitat
Libanesischer Protest-Rap:



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Beitrag You Stink Antworten mit Zitat
Interview mit einer libanesischen Aktivistin:

Zitat:
So far, only independent activists and politically unaffiliated people have joined the protests. The first was organized by the group now known as “You Stink,” but in the past couple of weeks broad coalitions, from radical leftists to establishment reformists, have formed and are now mobilizing their folks as well with varying demands. Traditional political groups and public officials are not allowed to join the gatherings — even if some have been attempting to co-opt or adopt the movement. A couple of politicians have tried to join us but were promptly kicked out.

In the past few days, there has been a great development in that the organizing has become much more decentralized. So we’re seeing several parallel actions at once, tangibly hitting capital, the police, and state interests at once. We’ve already had a few small victories and I’m hopeful we’ll have many more if things continue this way.

https://bayareaintifada.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/youstink-grows-up-to-pose-real-challenge-to-lebanese-sate


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Beitrag Bilanz Antworten mit Zitat
Drei Monate danach:

Zitat:
In response to the failure of the state to manage and dispose of accumulated trash, a series of protests erupted in Lebanon in August 2015 demanding the toppling of the Lebanese corrupt regime and the basic rights for water, electricity and a clean healthy environment. This article provides an overview of the strategies used by the state to dismantle the protest movements, a class reading of the social movements three months into the protests, and an analysis of the strengths and achievements of the demonstrations.

http://newpol.org/content/protests-lebanon-three-months-after


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