Towards A Just Lebanon

For all those still wondering what this revolution stands for and what are their demands and goal, and more importantly the steps to get there, AUB’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs has visualized in one diagram the most common demands & goals of 51 groups who took part in the #October_Uprising through 4 identified tracks: Politics, Governance, Economy, and Society & the Environment. We all know the context, the demands are…

Few Words on Philippe Ziade

Let me start by saying that I had no idea who this guy was until a couple of weeks ago. I had heard the name before in some real estate success story but didn't give it much attention. As soon as his name was proposed as a potential minister, pictures emerged of Ziade posing with Gebran Bassil with claims that they're partners, as well as other indecent pictures where a young Ziade is partying hard…
Critiques

#Lebanon Loses Right to Vote at UN General Assembly

2 weeks ago
As of January 9th, Lebanon has lost the right to vote at the United Nationals General Assembly after failing to pay its membership contribution for the past two years. Six other countries including Tonga, Venezuela, ...
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Library Inaugurated at the Verdun Women Prison

2 weeks ago
The Ministry of Culture, with the help of the ISF & Interior Ministry, inaugurated a new library at the Barbar El Khazen prison for women in Verdun. The initiative is part of an ongoing project ...
Critiques

Stop Attacking Bank Employees, It’s Wrong & Useless

3 weeks ago
This is not a post to defend banks in Lebanon or undermine their role in the monetary and economic crisis, nor a post to criticize protesters and what the revolution has achieved so far. There ...
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Carlos Ghosn to Hold Press Conference on Jan 8

3 weeks ago
No one still knows how Carlos Ghosn managed to slip past the cameras set at his house, past the police and border control in Japan and Turkey all the way to Beirut. The sure thing ...
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#Lebanon Has The 20th Largest Gold Reserve WorldWide

3 weeks ago
New reports are emerging on which country has the largest gold reserves in the world, with Lebanon ranked 20th worldwide with 286.84 tons of gold and second largest (After Saudi Arabia) in the Middle East. ...
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The Story of Mohammad El Zo3bi, Tripoli’s Amputee Protester

3 weeks ago
Mohammad el Zo3bi, Tripoli’s amputee protester, is one of the most heartwarming stories of this revolution. El Zo3bi lost his leg in a car accident few years back and was spotted during the many protests ...
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Two Comments on the IPSOS 2019 Revolution Stats

3 weeks ago
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 ...
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Without Official Capital Controls & a Haircut, Economic Crisis Will Only Get Worse

4 weeks ago
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 ...
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