We heard of efforts to send you Christmas cards and decided to take this opportunity to send you this short letter of support and solidarity.
Remember and don’t forget its new name, as its light envelops the Lebanese uprising, and it illuminates the whole coast.
From the heart of the October Revolution I write to you my little brother.
“Eid’s personal plight, composed as an epistolary address to her deceased father, is entangled with more general symptoms of public paralysis,” writes Saadi Nikro
By Terry Burke, as part of a decentralized effort to challenge the anglophone institutional left.
“I came of age at the height and heart of the “Abortion Wars”—an all-American terrorism campaign waged in the name Christianity”
Norman Saadi Nikro on John Berger’s encounter with a Yasmine Hamdan performance
Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and murder at the hands of the Saudi regime has set precedents in several ways.
“It’s rather despicable to use some corpses to bury others. And quite daring to oppose the martyrdom of Yemeni children to the plight of Syria’s.”
“As these immigrants traveled across the Mediterranean and Atlantic to “Amirka” they were required to have an ethnic/national identity if they were to gain entry to the place that they hoped would make them a handsome sum of money and afford them new opportunities.”
“Clichés have thick skin. During a projection of my short film last year in Brussels, a woman came to me to tell me that she likes my film but that there wasn’t ‘enough war'”.
“Of course in the largely pacific global North and elsewhere many would look askance at the suggestion that Assad (and his allies) are responsible for the estimated half a million or more Syrian’s killed since 2011 as Assad certainly is.”
“Children of color, and especially poor children of color, learn one thing very well in Lebanese schools and that is to hate themselves.”
Hayat Ghunaim, from Gaza, wrote this in memory of Razan Al-Najjar, the 21 year old medic and volunteer who was murdered by the IDF while helping evacuate wounded protesters.
The historic salt marshes of the northern town of Anfeh may become the latest casualty of Lebanon’s long history of coastal privatization.
“As the regime applies its scorched earth policy and starves the population to bring it to heel, it insists on showing that in the regions it controls, life follows its natural course.”
Dalieh is “really the last hope for a natural open public park in Beirut”
Maher Arar writes: “The inconsistency of positions taken by these activists and their cult-like stubbornness make them look closer to religious zealots than to people who are seeking the truth.”
“Aren’t Syrian women the most beautiful in the world?”
“We are not less that the workers of the Paris Commune… They lasted 70 days and we are still here since a year and a half.”