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.
This piece looks at some of the attempts to address this widespread feeling of inevitable collapse.
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.
First English-language collection of writing from revolutionary newspaper ‘Enab Baladi’
The same system that we are seeking to change is abusing hundreds of thousands of foreign workers.
In this thorough account of the events of the past month, an on-the-ground participant describes the Lebanese uprising in detail, exploring how it has undermined patriarchal structures and transcended religious divisions to bring people together against the ruling class.
The uprising in Lebanon has unleashed a wave of creativity that continues to rock the very foundations of Lebanese politics.
"A powerful new chronicle of the Syrian tragedy, based on interviews with regime insiders and rebel activists, seeks to explain the Assad government’s successful grip on power and the lengths to which it will go to maintain this."
A new book by Cambridge University's Andrew Arsan arguing Lebanon is "a microcosm of the contemporary world" successfully analyzes the country's ills, offering a helpful framework for Lebanese seeking change.
"the Israeli state continues its war on the Palestinian past through censorship and on the Palestinian present through violence. This gives science fiction a creative potential that has yet to be truly explored: that of creating a new imaginary. “
A recent book explores the conditions under which Palestinians and Israelis might be able to reconcile. The challenges are immense, but worth studying.
Drawing on James Baldwin to explore "Othering" in Lebanon.
"Through our stories we work hard to portray the current situation of the Syrian streets as it is, through the eyes of its people, reflecting how they feel."
militarized masculinities found company in widespread discourses demonizing those who don’t fit within rigid gender binaries and sectarian/class calculations.
This is the story of an idea called Daraya. It is the story of a sick world.
“We hear many of these stories in the documentary, stories that exemplify Lebanon’s extraordinary tendency to defy whatever would seem to be in its own self-interest”
I explore how cycling initiatives could empower a re-negotiation of space from private to public.