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archives archives 2014

From Humanity to Bestiality, an encounter with Y. Leibowitz

Yeshayahu Leibowitz was a famous Israeli intellectual known for his outspoken opinions on Judaism, ethics, religion and politics. Here’s an interview of his on the topic of “Humanity to Bestiality”

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archives archives 2014

“I swallowed a moon made of iron”. Xu Lizhi, Worker, Poet.

A Chinese man committed suicide due to the working conditions of his job. But he was also a poet.

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archives archives 2014

On the responsibility of students

An exchange, 34 years ago, between an AUB student and Nadia Tueni reveals the Lebanon of beauty and laughter.

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archives 2014 kafala and racism

New Exhibit Highlights Struggle of Lebanese of African and Asian heritage

The ‘Mixed Feelings’ exhibit highlights stories of Lebanese of African and Asian heritage and their daily struggles.

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archives archives 2014

My friend Abdul Rahman Kassig was kidnapped by ISIS. Here’s his story.

Kidnapped by ISIS in October 2013, American Aid worker Abdul Rahman Kassig is a ‘soul who walked the walk’, writes Erin Cory.

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archives archives 2014

The Humans of Al Rashidiya Project aims to shine a light on Lebanon’s Palestinian refugees

The Humans of Al Rashidiya Project intends to dispel the numerous myths and stereotypes plaguing Lebanon’s Palestinian society.

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archives archives 2014

The Fouad Boutros project raises more questions than it answers

The proposed $70 million controversial Fouad Boutros Highway raises more questions than it answers. The Beirut Municipality must be held accountable.

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archives 2014 kafala and racism

Nine Lebanese Civil Society Organizations condemn expulsion of children of migrant workers

Press Release: 9 Civil Society Organizations condemn decision to not renew residency permits for children of Migrant Workers

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archives archives 2014

Names of the Victims in Gaza – Continuously Updated

Know their names.

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archives 2014 kafala and racism

Witness: Ivorian Woman Pushed Off 6th Floor for Demanding Salary

“A young Ivorian woman was found dead after having been reportedly pushed off the 6th floor of an apartment in Beirut”

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archives 2014 cinema

Heritages: A Review

Heritages is the story of Philippe Aractingi and his Franco-Lebanese family as they trace back their own family history and compare, contrast it with the history of Lebanon and the whole region.

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archives 2014 kafala and racism

The Adlieh Detention Center: A Living Hell

“Formerly an underground parking lot, this detention center is now the home of around 800 migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers”

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archives 2014 cinema

Selections from the 11th Lebanese Film Festival | 2014

A list of my favorite movies screened at the 2014 edition of the Lebanese Film Festival

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archives archives 2014

Samir Kassir on being Arab

“The worst aspect of the Arabs’ malaise is their refusal to emerge from it, but, if happiness is not in sight, some form of equilibrium at least is possible.”

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archives archives 2014

Art7aké: Unique Arabic Designs

“Not only is Art7ake the product of an unusually creative mind but it is also very appealing.”

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archives archives 2014

Stay Human: Arrigoni’s Gaza testimony read by world figures

“It’s a Reading Movie giving voice to a man whose life and death are now symbols of Palestinian resistance: Vittorio Arrigoni.”

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archives 2014 feminism & masculinity

The importance of celebrating IDAHOT in Lebanon

“Lebanon’s LGBTIQ population can be legally targeted under the now-notorious Article 534”

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archives 2014 the commons

The campaign to stop the destruction of Raouche’s Al Dalia

“Because they want to see the sea, we can’t see the sky anymore”

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archives archives 2014

Beirut Open Stage launches online platform

“To further its vision of showcasing and promoting as best as it can the local talent”, the Musical Collective “Beirut Open Stage” has launched its online platform.

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archives archives 2014

Dear Lebanon – A Teenage Perspective of Bombings, Religion and Politics.

Lebanon’s first teenager-only short movie about Lebanon