Two Comments on the IPSOS 2019 Revolution Stats

IPSOS conducted a survey on the October Revolution using a sample of 1020 Lebanese aged 18 years and above and shared the below findings: - 93% of Lebanese supported the Revolution at the beginning vs 62% now. - 96% of Christians supported the Revolution at the beginning vs 69% now. - Over 80% of Sunnites & Druze still support the Revolution. - 87% of Shiites were in favor of the Revolution at the beginning vs…

Without Official Capital Controls & a Haircut, Economic Crisis Will Only Get Worse

Ever since Diab was assigned to form a new government, I've been hearing a lot of calls to give this man a chance in order to speed up the formation of the cabinet and stop the economic crisis from worsening. Unfortunately, nothing is gonna stop an imminent economic collapse except drastic short and long term measures and by that I mean capital controls and a haircut to begin with. The concept of a haircut has…
Critiques

Ruling Parties Still Not Getting They are the Reason Behind the Crisis

1 month ago
Ever since the Revolution started, the ruling parties have been trying relentlessly to undermine and demoralize the protesters and every attempt so far has backfired big time on them. We waited for the Hariri government ...
Critiques

Canada Denies Facilitating Immigration for 6000 Lebanese Christians

1 month ago
As if Lebanese aren’t struggling enough to complete their immigration papers, some guy called Talal Al-Douaihy, president of the NGO Movement of the Earth (Whatever that means), is accusing the Canadian authorities of facilitating immigration ...
Critiques

Ten Things Lebanese Politicians Should Do To Show They Truly Want Change

1 month ago
One of the first slogans of the Revolution was “All means all of them” and the way Lebanese politicians have dealt and continue to deal with the ongoing protests is proving more and more that ...
Critiques

They’re Trying “Again” to Hijack The Revolution

1 month ago
The 2005 Cedars Revolution and the 2019 October Revolution may have different backgrounds, but they share one common trait: The same ruling parties who hijacked the 2005 revolution are trying to do the same with ...
Critiques

Energy Ministry’s Gasoline Tender is a Good Thing, The Devil is in the Details Though

1 month ago
This week witnessed the second strike organized by gas stations in Lebanon, claiming they are suffering losses from being forced to purchase dollars at fluctuating rates. Truth be told, the lack of dollar in the ...
Critiques

The 2019 Revolution: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

1 month ago
Today marks the 40th day since the Revolution started and from the looks of it, things aren’t going to cool down anytime soon especially when there’s no government in sight. On one hand, protests on ...
Critiques

Lebanon’s Financial House of Cards

1 month ago
A highly recommended read for those interesting in understanding the financial “Ponzi scheme” that brought Lebanon’s economy to brink of collapse, and how suggestions on how to build a more productive and sustainable Lebanese economic ...
Baladi

Melhem Khalaf Wins Beirut Bar Association Elections Against All Ruling Parties

2 months ago
Khalaf’s win is being celebrated as the first electoral victory for the revolution and it righteously is so. Khalaf, an independent candidate running against politically-backed candidates, got the highest number of votes and is officially ...
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