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.

Healthcare provider checks in on patient in Lebanon. (Al-Fanar Media)
Without political ties, healthcare access in Lebanon is more difficult

When access to social services is used as a deliberate strategy by politicians to gain support, healthcare inequalities are exacerbated. 

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.

Activist Nidal Ayoub in front of the Cybercrimes Bureau on January 7, 2020. (PHOTO: Twitter / @SK_Eyes)
Protest activist interrogated by Cybercrimes Bureau

Nidal Ayoub was interrogated by the Cybercrimes Bureau Tuesday on charges including insulting the president and “undermining the prestige of the state.”

Qasem Soleimani
Soleimani’s death further destabilizes Lebanon

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

The new Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab. December 19, 2019. REUTERS / Mohamed Azakir
Why protesters are rejecting Hassan Diab’s appointment as PM

Protesters consider the new PM to be a part of the same ruling class that lead the country into the current economic crisis.

Hassan Diab
Former minister Hassan Diab tasked with forming Lebanon government

BEIRUT: Former Education Minister Hassan Diab was tasked this Thursday with forming the next Lebanese.

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.