Protesting crowds in Lebanon need to start advancing realistic demands and mobilizing further than leaderless indignation.
Both celebrated and cursed, the Lebanese resilience –or capacity to endure the toughest of situations.
“I do not feel safe here. After receiving too many threats on social media or over the phone, I stopped publishing.”
That’s not all: Syrian refugees are actually filling some of the gaps in the Lebanese economy, as opposed to competing with the Lebanese workforce.
In his harrowing testimony, Ziad Itani said he was hung by his wrists for hours, kicked in the face enough to damage his teeth, and threatened with rape.
Despite the benefits that the CDR is promising from the Bisri Dam project, environmental activists are not convinced and for good reason.
With or without your knowledge and consent, your entire history might actually be accessible by your government officials.
Lebanese politicians have taken Syrian refugees as the scapegoat for all the political, economic, social & environmental turmoil that predate their arrival.
The debate on austerity measures is heating up, and the positions of different Lebanese political forces are questionable.
At least 3,664 Syrian nationals were evicted by 13 municipalities around Lebanon between 2016 and 2018. Another 42,000 remain at risk of being homeless. But some municipalities have fared better.