Beirut never healed. It just learned to accept its predicament. Beirut, like our parents, is not resilient. It is broken.
on the structural components behind the racialization and dehumanization of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon
The Lebanese government has decided to go ahead with the construction of a controversial dam in the Bisri Valley ignoring criticism of the project’s impact on the environment.
I spoke with Banchi Yimer, founder of Egna Legna who define themselves as “community-based feminist activists working on migrant domestic workers’ issues and general women’s issues in Lebanon and Ethiopia.”
This piece looks at some of the attempts to address this widespread feeling of inevitable collapse.
We go back to the summer of 2018 when I sat down with Sami, a Beirut-based Ethiopian activist with, Mesewat, a solidarity network that supports migrant workers in Lebanon and the Middle East, and Ali, an activist with the Anti-Racism Movement.
How can an understanding of Lebanese history help us understand the situation? What can we learn from the Lebanese uprising that could inform struggles against capitalism, sectarianism, and the state worldwide?
Syrians in Lebanon have greeted the country’s uprising with a complex blend of joy, envy, melancholy, and fear.
How is the October 17 Revolution catalysing the reclaiming of imaginaries?
According to Lebanon’s own intelligence agency, migrant domestic workers are dying at a rate of two per week.