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Beirut cuts down trees, activists up in arms

A recent decision of urban tree removal by the Beirut municipality in Msaitbeh over the weekend has solicited vehement condemnation from online activists and the social media community at large. On its face, the removal of trees, if unwarranted, seems to be the latest instance of unsustainable municipal ethics, one

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42 years on: We commemorate the start of the war, but not its end

42 years ago, the Lebanese civil war started. 27 years ago, we were told it ended. For 27 years we’ve been commemorating the start of the civil war on April 13th, but not its end. Strange, no? Some say it’s because it never really ended. Others say it’s because the main players

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Traditional Lebanese parties must adapt or face extinction

The Lebanese political topography is changing. Independents, long marginalized, are being provided with a meaningful organization to support. The first instance of this phenomenon, Beirut Madinati, was quickly dismissed as an unsustainable occurrence by major parties and supporters alike. But there can be no denying that the mere existence of

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No women, No vote: Lebanese women, your body is a battleground

It is no secret that in the Lebanese legal system, the interests of women are not being represented. Whenever an issue involving women is approached, it is being deliberated on through a quintessentially male filter, and through the paradigm of using it as a platform to negotiate the interests of

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Lebanon’s Jews are often forgotten, this documentary sheds light on the community

This article was published at StepFeed on March 22, 2017.  We really don’t know much about Lebanon’s Jewish community.For many, “Lebanese Jewish” is too remote a concept. But, the truth is, Jews in Lebanon once lived side by side with the country’s Christian and Muslim populations. They even share a minorities’

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The circle of life: Lebanon under feudal rule

Lebanon is not a state governed by a democratically elected government. It is a composition of competing feudalities with a thin veil of democracy and legitimacy thrown carelessly on top of them. The latest flagrant display of this happened on Sunday when PSP leader Walid Jumblatt officially introduced his son

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Women march in Beirut despite rain, poor mediatization

Undeterred by unexpected heavy rain, hundreds of protesters marched from Sassine square, traversing the Bechara Khoury highway to Kaskas before finally gathering in Horsh Beirut, the capital city’s last remaining green space, for the scheduled speeches before the lens of several mainstream news outlets. Lebanon’s multiple women’s rights organizations united to

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