Yet Another Dull Christmas Tree in #Beirut

It was great seeing a decent Christmas tree in Martyrs Square in Beirut last year after years of ugly ones but it appears that we're back to square one. In fact, I thought I spotted last year's tree being installed this year but then they removed it for some reason only to replace it with a dull one. The tree isn't that ugly but didn't take much effort and the whole thing feels rushed. Decoration…

Yet Another Violent Demonstration in Awkar

We're all outraged by Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the Lebanese government has fiercely condemned it, and we're all in favor of protesting peacefully near the U.S. Embassy but what's the point of turning the demonstration into a violent one and attacking the Lebanese Security Forces? I lost count of how many demonstrations were organized against the U.S. Embassy but one thing I know for sure is that…
Critiques

Verbal Violence Against Lebanese Women in Common Language & Sayings

6 days ago
The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) along with the UNFPA has launched a campaign aimed at shedding light on the verbal violence facing women in the common language and sayings. They basically reversed these ...
Critiques

Cedar Lounge’s Christmas Tree: Good Idea, Bad Execution

1 week ago
Using recyclable materials to come up with Christmas trees is definitely not a new idea and a great one, and it’s good to hear that some people are setting up environmently-friendly trees in Lebanon but ...
Critiques

Who’s Behind Beirut 2022?

1 week ago
I found a FB page called Beirut2022 in my saved posts and I have no idea who’s behind it or why it was created in the first place. I remember seeing something similar to it ...
Critiques

Traffic Apps Cannot Help Solve Lebanon’s Worsening Traffic Problem

1 week ago
December is here which means three things: Shopping, Christmas and more traffic. Our economy loses around $2 billion dollars on a yearly basis due to the chronic traffic problem and there’s no will from the ...
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HRW On Lebanon’s Garbage Crisis: “As If You’re Inhaling Your Death”

1 week ago
Human Rights Watch issued a 67-page report on Lebanon’s waste crisis and the health risks of burning waste. They found that “Lebanese authorities’ lack of effective action to address widespread open burning of waste and ...
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Brilliant Campaign on Consensual Sex

2 weeks ago
I never imagined someone would tweak a Lebanese mom force feeding a guest into a campaign on consensual sex and how it’s wrong to force people to do things against their will. Awesome and creative ...
Critiques

Iranian Hackers Target President Aoun, PM Hariri’s Email Accounts

2 weeks ago
French newspaper Le Figaro reported two days ago that the Iranian authorities have sponsored a large-scale cyber attack on Lebanese servers, and that they targeted “the personal email accounts of both President Michel Aoun and ...
Critiques

What Independence?

2 weeks ago
Almost every year for the past decade or more, we’re faced with a series of events or an unprecedented crisis that undermines our independence and leaves us wondering on why we’re celebrating this day in ...
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