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

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 the street haven't lost their momentum and are evolving by the day; last week's Civil Parade is a clear proof of that. On the other hand, those in power are split into three groups: those laying low, those relentlessly trying…

Lebanon’s Financial House of Cards

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 model. Here's an excerpt from the summary: The BDL is no longer able to produce the estimated $4 billion annual interest it owes to the commercial banks on their $60 billion of deposits. As for the state, public coffers are…
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Melhem Khalaf Wins Beirut Bar Association Elections Against All Ruling Parties

3 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 ...
Critiques

No Military Parade on Independence Day This Year?

3 months ago
It’s not official news yet but I just read today there are no military planned this year, which is the right thing to do. I honestly would have expected those in power to organize one ...
Critiques

Stop Doubting The Revolution!

3 months ago
We’re close to a month now since the Revolution started and some people are still living in denial, trying to find excuses to undermine one of the largest protest movement in Lebanon’s history. Roads are ...
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Why Tuesday’s Parliamentary Session Must NOT Take Place

3 months ago
I’m sure many of you are still wondering what this amnesty law everyone is arguing over about? And why are people calling for cancelling Tuesday’s parliamentary session? Don’t we want the MPs to go down ...
Critiques

What Will Make This Revolution Succeed?

3 months ago
While some are figuring out ways to try and foil the revolution, by either coming up with conspiracy theories and sending out negative vibes, I think it is important to look at the factors that ...
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In Pictures: All Politicians’ Posters Removed from Tripoli

3 months ago
The revolution is still alive and kicking after three weeks and Tripolitans are still stealing the show and showing everyone else how it’s done. Two days ago, they “cleaned” their city from all the political ...
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National News Agency is now Spreading Fake News

3 months ago
The presumably trust-worthy National News Agency shared an article today claiming that international organization have warned Lebanon after noticing kids aged 18 and less taking part in the protests. Annahar and other portals also published ...
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#LebanonRevolution: Lebanon Witnesses Largest Student-Led Protest Today

3 months ago
Thousands of school and university students skipped school and took the streets brandishing Lebanese flags and chanting slogans demanding the removal of the corrupt political class. While most universities and schools were supportive of these ...
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