A #ClimateMarch was Organized Today at Martyrs Square

I asked today on Facebook whether we had any climate marches in #Beirut, and someone linked me to an event planned by AUB students. The group is called Fridays for Future Lebanon, in reference to the #FridaysforFuture movement that 16 year old environmental activist Greta Thunberg had started. I couldn't find pictures of the march nor did anyone cover it, which is a shame, but it's great to see students engaged in such protests, even…

Dollar Availability is Just Another Diversion

As soon as rumors spread about the availability of the dollar currency in the banks, everyone started withdrawing his dollars or looking for ways to transfer them abroad. Same when gas station owners declared a strike, everyone rushed to fill up their tanks and form queues at the stations, but these are all diversions from the real problem at hand: The lack of an economic initiative to get us out of this mess. To begin…
Critiques

Lebanese Wrestler Withdraws to Avoid Confronting Israeli Athlete

3 weeks ago
This is not the first time this happens and won’t be the last. Yet another Lebanese athlete forced to drop out of a competition to avoid confronting an Israeli. This time it was Lebanese Wrestler ...
Critiques

OTV Removes Racist Caricature After Facing Extreme Backlash

3 weeks ago
I have no idea what they were thinking. Not only is the idea behind the ad a racist one, but they went as far as using the N word! The best part is how some ...
Critiques

ESCWA Road Reopens After 8 Years, Salim Slem Works Still Ongoing

3 weeks ago
ESCWA road was finally reopened after almost 8 years by orders of Interior Minister Raya el Hassan, in an attempt to ease traffic. I never understood why this road was closed in the first place, ...
Critiques

Why Pretending to Kidnap Your Domestic Worker is a Bad Idea

1 month ago
A Lebanese businessman got kidnapped last week in Ethiopia, then released a week later after the Lebanese authorities threatened to take counter measures if no clear answers were provided to the whereabouts of Jaber. A ...
Critiques

Three out of Four Hospitals Still Report Overdoses to Police, Despite Ministry’s Directive

1 month ago
Despite directives from the Public Health & Interior ministries, three out of four hospitals still report overdoses and drug-related emergencies to the police, according to Skoun NGO. The #AddictNotCriminal campaign that Skoun launched three years ...
Critiques

Is the Lebanese Economy Crumbling? Our Politicians Don’t Seem to Believe So

1 month ago
Nine years to prepare new elections. Twenty nine months to elect a President. Nine months to form a government. Nineteen rounds of meetings to agree on a draft budget. Two months to approve the budget ...
Automotive

Mar Mikhael’s Old Railway Bridge Was Damaged Since 2016

1 month ago
The Mar Mikhail railway bridge collapsed after a fully loaded trailer crashed into it. This was not the first accident of its kind despite a sign on the bridge clearing stating the allowed height for ...
Critiques

US Treasury Sanctions Jammal Trust Bank

1 month ago
Lebanon-based Jammal Trust Bank was sanctioned today by the United States for allegedly facilitating the financial activities of Hezbollah. JTB was quick to refute the accusations and issued a statement denying any money laundering or ...
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