This is the 3rd time we receive photographic evidence of a migrant worker risking her life to clean a window.
This video will help you to understand the slavery-like conditions that they are currently subjected to under the sponsorship system.
Of all the interesting projects born out of Beirut’s recent burst of creativity, few come close to being as groovy as Beirut Jam Sessions.
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This picture was uploaded on the Anti-Racism Movement’s Facebook page by Gary Lian. What more powerful reminder do we need? the conditions that migrant workers have to go through in Lebanon are horrific, barbaric and disgusting. Here is the description: “I took this picture today. It’s the building facing our own. This is how Lebanese […]
On this day of remembrance, let us shut up for a moment and reflect on its significance. Now, we all have this friend or family member who will complain about how Lebanon isn’t all that independent and we all have that other friend or family member who is already painting his face red, white and […]
by Joey Ayoub Students from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Lebanese American University (LAU) have each staged sit-ins in support of the murdered children of Gaza. I have participated in the AUB one and here is a shot of the sit-in taken by myself. It happened around 40 minutes ago (Noon, Lebanese […]
by Joey Ayoub The Anti-Racism Movement shared this on Facebook today: Janice Soriano de Jose, worker from the Philippines, was found dead at the bottom of this building last stormy Sunday. They say she jumped from the 11th floor. We say, we want to see the doctor’s report Now. What kind of investigation takes a […]
by Joey Ayoub Lady in coffee place in Hamra to some guy, 20 minutes ago: – So should I take the Filipino? – I don’t know is she good? – I think so. Good quality they told me – Better than the Sri Lankan? – Way better quality – Then go for it. Be sure […]
This is a late but still relevant reflection on the concept of identity in light of last month’s bombing in Achrafieh. In Madagascar, we used names and titles with an ease that can only suggest certainty. We were certain of who we were. We were the Malagasies and the Lebanese and the Norwegian and the […]
I am unfortunately unable to finish my article on the moral necessity to denounce the Catholic Church as suggested by the symbolic boycott of the Pope’s visit to Lebanon in September. I am traveling in 3 days and will be unavailable to finish such a demanding task. I was hoping to write a long article […]
By Joey Ayoub It is with great disgust that I learned today that 36 gay men have been forced to endure anal exams after being arrested in a police raid last Saturday. Their crime? being gay. For those wondering, there was no police abuse. The law has not been violated. On the contrary, it has […]
By Joey Ayoub We have finished the report on the Karantina Slaughterhouse and are currently finishing translating it into Arabic, French and Armenian. We are about 10 active students who are dedicated to seeing a concrete change happening in the Karantina Slaughterhouse. That being said, we decided not to publish it before September when the […]
By Joey Ayoub The Anti-Racism Movement released this video of a member calling different establishments and asking them if they would allow a migrant worker to swim if he/she paid like any customer. Check out the answers. Those that do not let migrant workers swim even if they paid like any customer are: Golden Beach: […]
By Joey Ayoub We, the Environmental and Public Health class of AUB, just came back from our visit to the Bekaa where a food safety ‘debate’ took place between our Microbiology Teacher, Dr. Rabih Kamleh, and the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Hussein Al Hajj Hassan. In light of recent events that took place – I’m […]
The following post is an eye-witness account of the horrors happening inside the Karantina Slaughterhouse. I have visited the slaughterhouse last Monday the 2nd of July with my Environmental and Public Health Class of the American University of Beirut. This post is accompanied with graphic images and a video which are placed at the bottom […]
We have received new information today relating to the Phoenician site that was destroyed last Tuesday the 26th. Document Number 1: Rock-cut slipways in Beirut by Prof. David Blackman sent to the university of Oxford. Document Number 2: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, par Pr. Dr. Jean-Yves Empereur Document Number 3: Dr. Kaliopi Baika’s […]
By Joey Ayoub Another racist incident was reported by the Anti-Racism Movement in Lebanon. Al-Akhbar wrote about it here. We should however note that St. Georges Beach Club is far from being the only one. Two other examples are Riviera and Coral Beach which specifically ban migrant workers from entering. Lazy B has a more […]
This is the Save Beirut Heritage (SBH) Release over the destruction of the Phoenician Shipyard in Mina el-Hosn, Beirut. [Version Originale Francaise] Translated into English by Joey Ayoub and posted here with SBH’s permission. “I answer in the name of Save Beirut Heritage with an excerpt of the report that we have submitted to The […]
Dear Minister, I wanted to express my sincerest sadness over your failure to protect our 2,500 year-old monument. It is a sad day for our culture, our history and our nation. I do not want to send you an angry letter for I am completely demoralized by your act. You have succeeded in murdering many […]