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
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
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.
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.