The ‘Burkini’ ban in (so far) 15 French cities has recently made headlines again as footage of four armed male policemen forcing a Muslim woman to undress publicly in a beach in Nice surfaced online. The footage has sparked outraged online as anyone following the #BurkiniBan hashtag on Twitter can realize. There are enough articles online on […]
I feel it my responsibility, as a resident of the Maameltein area for more than 18 years, to shed even further light on the recent sex trafficking ring bust that allowed the freeing of more than 75 Syrian women who were held against their will. The residents of Maameltein, and more generally Jounieh, the Lebanese […]
Hussein Yacoub writes about the history and possible future of the Lebanese left.
Vijay Prashad writes about the life and work of Mahdi Amel, the well-known Lebanese Marxist intellectual who was assassinated in 1987.
The houses in my old refugee camp felt enormous. My neighbors’ homes had grown into strange dimensions because they had to make use of every inch of available space out of desperation. My old house stood still and unbending, vacant of glory and burdened with memories. It was no longer mine – my father had […]