Migrant workers article main header, green background (Original photo taken from The Daily Star / Mohammad Azakir)
Migrant workers trapped with Lebanese abusers in COVID-19 outbreak

Their rights, already denied by the country’s Kafala system, are further threatened by COVID-19 movement restrictions.

Marijuana article: Syrian refugees work in cannabis field in Bekaa. (Patrick Baz / AFP / The Guardian)
Legalizing marijuana will not save the Lebanese economy

Who will benefit from legalizing marijuana? Similar to the tobacco industry, it most certainly is not the cannabis farmers.

Hezbollah's article: The protests in solidarity with the Syrian revolution in Beirut in 2015. (Facebook / @SRC.Lebanon)
Has solidarity with Syrians become taboo in Hezbollah’s Lebanon?

More often than not, vocal critics within Hezbollah’s local community are harassed and pressured into issuing formal and public apologies.

February 11, 2020 | Security forces fire tear gas and water cannon to break up protesters near Parliament (France 24 / AFP) | pax-Syriana policy article
Lebanon’s new political formula takes the country back to pax-Syriana

The new ministerial make-up and policy statement formula take the country not only back to October 16, but even prior to 2005.

Bisri Dam Article - Timour Azhari
German MPs ask government to reject Bisri Dam project

The MPs said the project was an example of the “failed policy” that Lebanese citizens have taken to the streets to oppose.

Revolution of the mind (PHOTO: Ghida Ismail)
Is Lebanon experiencing a revolution of the mind?

Google searches for political, economic, and revolution-related terms in Lebanon have spiked in the past three months, when anti-government protests began.

Designate Prime Minister Hassan Diab meets with President Michel Aoun and Lebanese Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri. (Washington Post) - Lebanese government talks
Hassan Diab forms 20-minister Cabinet

Prime Minister Hassan Diab Tuesday formed a 20-minister government made up mostly of technocrats who.

America Iran graphic by Laudy Issa
Capital, oil, and pistachios: America’s imperial interests in Iran

There are clear economic and imperial incentives for the United States to ramp up its aggression towards Iran.

Qasem Soleimani
Soleimani’s death further destabilizes Lebanon

“Lebanon will be affected, and Hezbollah will counter-attack.”

Today, infrastructure in Lebanon continues to be a site for political struggle and economic gain. 
Why do our streets flood? Because Lebanese politicians benefit from our broken system.

Today, infrastructure in Lebanon continues to be a site for political struggle and economic gain.