How do we prevent the total collapse of the Lebanese Pound?

The national currency needs to be prevented from total collapse, and this needs to be done in a pragmatic and gradual approach with a clear bias towards protecting the interests of the majority of the population against the predatory behavior of the ruling cartel.

An anti-government protester throws back tear gas at riot policemen with a tennis racket in Beirut, Lebanon on June 6, 2020. (Photo: Al-Jazeera via AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanon’s security forces will only get more violent, protesters say

As security officials increasingly turn against the people, a police state is slowly taking hold across the country.

Friends and relatives carry the coffin of slain Lebanese journalist Samir Kassir in Beirut in June, 2005. (AP Photo / Hussein Malla)
Samir Kassir in Lebanon’s October 17 uprising

In light of the 15th anniversary of his assassination, young activists filled the online space.

Understanding who opposes the Amnesty Law and why

The amnesty law has been met with fervent rejection in the streets because it pardons Lebanese people who fled to and collaborated with Israel.

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.

Arrests in Time of Revolution: Beatings, Harassment, and Torture

In this video, we follow the detailed stories of 3 protesters from the moment they.

Global Corruption Barometer from Transparency International
A look at the Global Corruption Barometer results on Lebanon

Corruption, bribery, dissatisfaction, and some hope amidst the chaos.

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.

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.