It is important for progressives in the West and in the Arab world to know that leftists can only identify with Hizbullah's resistance to Israeli aggression and occupation but not with anything else about the party. It is not a progressive or leftist party. It has never incorporated social justice in its plank. It abandons workers' and farmers' struggles at every corner, as they have been abandoning the workers at Spinneys in Beirut. Not new.