Tag: civil war

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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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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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In honor of Ghazi Aad, a gathering for the cause

A gathering will be held on Saturday noon to honor the memory of Ghazi Aad, Lebanon’s relentless activist who passed away last month after a battle with illness. The gathering will see the launching of a petition that will be circulated throughout Lebanon, demanding the establishment of a National commission

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Lebanon’s relentless activist Ghazi Aad dies, but his legacy lives on

Ghazi Aad used a wheelchair, but this never stopped him, nor did it slow him down. In fact, up until recently, he had remained as active as ever, calling on successive governments to concentrate their efforts on securing the release of the surviving victims of enforced disappearances and arbitrary detention.

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Lebanon’s hidden epidemic: Why are so many silent when things are so bad?

There is no shortage of things to protest when it comes to this small Middle Eastern country. From the raging war next door, to its repercussions, to the rampant corruption, human rights abuses, the disappearance of elections, rising unemployment, emigration, crippled institutions, and pollution -the grounds are endless. However, when

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Kfarabida: The invaluable sea, the wounds of war, and development

Many of you have heard of the endeavored usurpation of the Kfarabida beach by now. In fact the Newsroom Nomad has mentioned it quite a few times in a blog post, and on our various social media pages. We also joined civil society groups and environmentalists who headed to the

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The long wait: Families of disappeared are still searching for answers

Imagine what it’s like living without your loved ones, without seeing their faces or knowing what might have been. Imagine having to wait for their return, for any news –the good, the bad, or the even the ugly. Imagine being ignored, day in, day out. Now imagine it were your

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