Detail of Colossal Krater from Altamura, about 350 B.C., Greek, made in Apulia, South Italy. (Photo: The Iris) Sisyphus article
Sisyphus was condemned to roll his rock: “We must imagine Sisyphus happy”

As I sit, work & dream from home because of COVID-19, the words of Karl Marx strike me as more realistic than ever: Capitalists are their own grave-diggers.

Syrian refugees in a building under construction they have been using as a shelter in the city of Saida, March 2020. There are rising fears that refugee communities are at an increased risk of getting COVID-19. (AP / Al Arabiya)
Forgetting “refugees” during COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought to the surface social inequalities for which “refugees” and the less advantaged are not morally responsible.

When the elderly become disposable: COVID-19 and discrimination

“Do not be afraid, the virus kills only the elderly and the seriously ill” is not a reassurance, or at least it ought not be.

Selfishness in times of COVID-19

What human being is that who decides to increase the prices of masks, detergents, or alcohol just to make more money during the coronavirus outbreak?

children and moral anti-natalist article graphic
How I turned from a mother of 8 to an anti-natalist

Bringing children to this world means that you will have to accept that they grow up in a Draconian universe of deceit, lies and greed.

(Illustrated: Christina Atik) Sex education and harassment article
Women on Twitter speak up about harassment and rape in Lebanon

One thing is clear: sex education, including a lesson on consent, is needed in Lebanon.

What the Lebanese people want and deserve

People have waited for too long to give additional chances for those in power to accept piecemeal and sequential reforms. Their economic welfare is no longer separable from their political dignity, especially when insults to their lives –and their intelligence– are perpetrated on a daily basis.

A sign that reads "Let us protest in a civilized way so that you don't have an excuse to kill us."(Mohamed Azakir/Reuters/Al Jazeera) violent in the Lebanese protests
Non-violence will carry the Lebanese revolution forward

Revolutions are hardly ever associated with non-violence, especially when they intend to overthrow an authoritarian.

Nour Square, Tripoli (Eva Mahfouz)
Stories From The Protests: The Kindness of Strangers from Tripoli to Beirut

This revolution sparked a sense of belonging that was unfamiliar to the everyday people you find on the streets of Lebanon.

Are you in favor of a secular state? A referendum on the Lebanese identity

Lebanese citizens are demanding change, but not everyone is ready for a secular state. A referendum could help create a unified national identity.