Introduction: The government published its economic reform plan describing it as a “rescue plan” claiming that it is the first time in Lebanon’s recent history that a comprehensive plan is put on the table. The plan quantifies the financial losses in the country’s treasury which was produced by tri-sided entities composed of the sectarian parties who enjoy a strong alliance with the financial oligarchy, commercial banks, and the Central Bank.
Lebanon faces the Corona pandemic with its second month under lockdown. The Lebanese people have a long history of resistance and perseverance for survival and development and have yet again proven to be resilient and conscientious.
This year, the Worker's Day coincides with a global crisis resulting from COVID-19. The consequences of this pandemic are magnified because of the existence of an international capitalist system; a system that generates terrible degradation of people’s lives and the environment surrounding it.
In a statement commenting on the current situation in Lebanon, the Youth sector of LCP wrote “As if the state apparatus in Lebanon wished Coronavirus to spread in the country to continue with its actions and policies aiming to suppress October 17 uprising.
The Lebanese Communist Party (LCP) has serious concerns that the Council of Ministers, in its meeting scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 2, will select candidates to critical administrative positions based on sectarian and favoritism criteria.
The widespread proliferation of Coronavirus had indicated that such viruses are not the result of environmental or health-related factors only, but it is one of the manifestations of capitalism. The global endemic problem that the entire world is facing nowadays re-affirms the necessity for socialism- not only as a school of thought but also as a political system-; a system that prioritrize human needs and values above profits and gains.
The Communist and Workers' Parties are positioned with responsibility before our peoples. We are here! We are present at the forefront of the struggle to immediately take all necessary measures to protect the health and safeguard the rights of the working class and the popular strata everywhere!