Beirut Int’l Forum 2009

Since the inception of the permanent and pre-emptive imperial war by the US against the resistance under the guise of fighting Islamic terror, we have been proposing an anti-imperialist alliance with the Islamic parts of the popular resistance. Despite the growing Islamophobia the idea has been winning ground in the movement ever since with the due ups and downs.

There have been several occasions and moments of which one of the highest was the Beirut International Forum from 16-18 January, 2009, in a joint effort of the Lebanese left and Islamic forces of the Hezbollah milieu. Unfortunately the conditions to lend continuity to the initiative were not ripe. We continue, however, to promote the project of an Anti-imperialist Front.

Closing Statement
To support Peoples' Anti-Imperialistic Resistance and the building of Alternatives to Globalization
From January 16 to 18 an international gathering of groundbreaking importance took place in Beirut, Lebanon. About 1,000 delegates representing diverse organizations from Lebanon, the Arab world, Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia came together in the "Beirut International Forum for Resistance, Anti-imperialism, Peoples' Solidarity and Alternatives" to vibrantly exchange experiences and forge a common struggle.
Beirut, 16 to 18 January 2009
Upon the initiative of the Consultative Center for Studies and Documentation in Beirut, in collaboration with the International Campaign against American and Zionist Occupation (the Cairo Conference), the International Anti-Imperialist and Peoples' Solidarity Forum (the Calcutta- India Conference), the Stop War Campaign (London), with the participation of the National Gathering to Support the Choice of Resistance (Lebanon), and with the support of other political and social forces signing this call and participating in the Forum's proceedings;