Another look into the October 2019 uprising in Lebanon, from a published book chapter.
This article is an invitation to explore the links between the movement to stop the Bisri Dam project, a proposed project in the Bisri Valley located in Mount Lebanon, and the wider importance of integrating an environmental and social justice perspective to our understanding of modern Lebanese politics.
it is useful to separate between Hezbollah’s narrative of being the Resistance™ and what resistance actually is, or, at the very least, should be. Since 2011, the gap between the two has widened.
The forcibly disappeared and the murdered in Lebanon are killed twice. First, physically, and second, they are erased. ... If we’re not careful, the same could happen with Lokman Slim’s assassination one week ago
Book chapter I wrote as part of "Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational and Contemporary Debates"
This is the third excerpt of the book chapter I wrote as part of the book “The Social Life of Memory: Violence, Trauma, and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco”.
Ely Dagher's 2015 Waves '98 and Mounia Akl's 2016 Submarine, as unique responses to a feeling of despair brought about by the city/nation, explored through the theme of decay
Algorithmically-perceived Expectations ain't Discourse
Or: on data harvesting and manipulative behavior modification
A long conversation on identity, trauma, history and the protracted now.