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‘On this day the world changed’

The demonstrations on 15 February 2003

(12 February 2008)

From Socialist Worker, 12 February 2008.
Transcribed by Christian Høgsbjerg.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).

When we marched through Beirut we felt the world had changed. This was the day when you took sides – either you were with the bombs or you stood out against imperialism.

After years of silence the left in Lebanon was able to organise itself and to draw in ordinary people. We felt our little march was part of a global movement that was destroying the barriers between east and west.

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