“Debility is part of a war tactic central to settler colonial regimes and to imperialism more broadly.”
Samira Al-Khalil, along with Razan Zeitouneh, and Wael and Nazim Hamadeh, have been kidnapped for four years now.
“It is not coincidental that the boundaries of the human seem to correspond with the West.”
“Syrian society has been without a sense of historical purpose or a ‘project’ that could unite the people and align their expectations […] Today, not only is the project devoid of any national or humane aspects: it is a killing machine.”
Nearly 300 Lebanese intellectuals, artists, activists and journalists call for a Lebanon of freedom, pluralism and respect of human rights.
“To be half Lebanese, and half Syrian means that you live the experience of a child whose parents are separated, and both of them hate you.”
“One hopes that subsequent movements will strive to become even more inclusive, and encompass those often ignored by Lebanese law, namely refugees, Lebanese workers and migrant domestic workers.”
“انا شاب لبناني في منتصف العشرينات من العمر، ونعم، انا مثلي، وماذا يعني هذا الكلام؟”
Presenting reflections on Beirut Pride by 5+ authors
“I am from a Christian family. I say this today because I need to explain that my family and I escaped from the Syrian regime violence before ISIS even existed in my country.”
For the eighth year in a row, migrant domestic workers from many nations marched to demand their labor rights in Beirut.
Regime tactics are designed to overwhelm pro-democracy and secular opposition groups, forcing them into defensive mode, while empowering, directly and indirectly, more conservative and authoritarian groups.
32 SOAS Student Societies and over 100 SOAS staff condemn Mark Regev’s visit as an official exercise in state propaganda
What we should focus on.
Nasrallah’s recent sermon was all about promoting the same fixed gender roles that place him at the top of the hierarchy.
القاتل الجماعي حسن نصرالله يحاول أن يلهي الجميع عن ما يفعله جيشه الطائفي في سوريا نيابة عن النظام الإيراني ونظام الأسد الفاشي ليتهجم على إخواننا وأخواتنا المثليين والمثليات في لبنان.
Anti-war activists should be calling on all foreign forces to leave and holding the perpetrators of war crimes to account.
Whenever I hear ‘leftists’ engage in whitewashing or conspiracy theories, I think of that father cradling his dead daughter.
“It made it very difficult for us political activists to realize our potential to end the occupation and build a Palestinian state where we can live with freedom, justice, dignity and peace and without any affiliation with any of those parties.”