The neoliberal economic planning and militaristic hegemony Tripoli is resisting today is deeply rooted in perceptions of Tripoli since the 1990s.
Not integrating a quarter of Lebanon’s inhabitants, solely because they are refugees, has a wide range impact on Lebanese socio-economic life.
Along with many of the other demands of protesters, Lebanon’s Parliament shot down the prospect of early elections in their latest meeting.
The Taif Agreement is a temporary, transitory power-sharing arrangement that was wrongly interpreted and never completely implemented.
Protestors have had to forgo their streets, but have substituted this for art, illustration, writing, Instagram lives and many more.
Their rights, already denied by the country’s Kafala system, are further threatened by COVID-19 movement restrictions.
Without government support, this state of medical emergency may prove hellish for many.
Who will benefit from legalizing marijuana? Similar to the tobacco industry, it most certainly is not the cannabis farmers.
More often than not, vocal critics within Hezbollah’s local community are harassed and pressured into issuing formal and public apologies.
“I am the head of this association for the entire country, all lawyers and all people.”