General Lebanon Union Head Bechara el Asmar Insults Patriarch Sfeir in Leaked Video

A leaked video showing Labor Union Head Bechara el Asmar making jokes on Patriarch Sfeir has gone viral today, prompting el Asmar to issue a public apology and claim that it was a slip of the tongue. I heard what he said, and those were nasty and tasteless jokes. I know we all joke among friends or in private, but someone in his position should be more careful. This being said, I'm still against prosecuting…

Patriarch Sfeir’s Coffin Carved by Rudy Rahme

Renowned sculptor and painter Rudy Rahme carved Patriarch Sfeir's coffin on the trunk of an olive tree from Kadish Valley and using Bkerke's rocks. Rahme explained that the trunk bears witness to the history of Lebanon, and is edged with brass. As for Sfeir's face, it was engraved on a slab of marble capping the casket. I love Rudy Rahme's work but to be honest this coffin is not appealing at all, and the way…
Art

A Poignant Graffiti to Sum Up The Kafala System

5 days ago
Protesters marched last week in Beirut against the Kafala system, urging the authorities to end this “inherently abusive” migration sponsorship system and change the labour law to offer domestic workers more protection. NGOs and local ...
Critiques

The Proposed Austerity Budget: A Recipe for Chaos

1 week ago
“Lebanons is nearing fiscal crunch”, “Lebanese PM Warns of Catastrophe”, “EBRD urges Lebanon to pursue painful economic reforms to avoid crisis”, “Lebanon Is Facing an Economic and Environmental Disaster” and “As Lebanon leaders talk austerity, ...
Critiques

What the Lebanese General Security Thinks Online Gaming Looks Like

1 week ago
The Lebanese General Security released a video to raise awareness on the dangers of online gaming and that’s what they managed to come up with. It looks as if they’re still stuck in the Counter ...
Critiques

Mansourieh Residents Have Every Right to Protest Against High Voltage Power Lines

1 week ago
I wanted to write a blogpost to sum up what’s happening in Mansourieh and what’s been happening for the past years but Gino has already done that. What I’d like to add are few points ...
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80-Year Old Arrested For Lashing Out At Authorities

1 week ago
Yesterday, following the Mansourieh protests, a video emerged showing an old man lashing out at the President and a couple of ministers and resorting to name-calling and insults. The footage went viral and as expected, ...
Critiques

Maharat Troubling Report On Freedom of Expression Violations in #Lebanon

2 weeks ago
Lebanon’s respect for freedom of expression has always made it stand out compared to other Arab countries but the last few years have witnessed an unprecedented degradation in freedom of expression whereas Lebanon’s security forces ...
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Genocide-Deniers Freedom-Oppressors Turkish Authorities Upset over Flag Burning Incident

3 weeks ago
Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon has denounced the burning of the Turkish flag and wants the necessary judicial measures to be taken against the perpetrators. This comes as no surprise as Turkey has been working for ...
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Major Earthquake fears in Bisri Valley where Dam is Planned

3 weeks ago
While NGOs and environmentalists have been vocal for quite some time about the dam that is set to distort the beautiful Bisri Valley, the World Bank has already commenced constructing the $600 million project, reckless ...
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