Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear reprisals by the Assad regime in the form of homelessness, forced conscription, torture, or worse.
“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'”.
In conversation with the director of ‘Submarine’ (2016), Mounia Akl
A delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) headed on Monday for Syria to check on the resistance axis efforts to pave the “road to Palestine.”
“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.”
Rohini wished to understand how something which is seemingly so ‘pro-human’ (anti-imperialism) could be used to justify that which is inherently ‘anti-human’ (state oppression).
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.
Stories, Resources, Numbers
In conversation with the Palme D’Or-winning director of ‘Waves ’98’, Ely Dagher
“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.”
The Syrian regime and its Russian ally have taken over Ghouta. Here are some of Ghouta’s stories before its fall.
Waves ’98 is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating films from postwar Lebanon so far. Moving, elegant and multi-layered, it manages to portray both Omar’s lived experience as well as showing Beirut the current monstrosity that it is.
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?”
“Conflicting powers in Lebanon attempting to monopolize truth have created an environment in which “truth” cannot be determined by any recognizable social tool.”
“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.”
“What terrifies our elders, anxious to maintain their grip on the only Jewish identity they know, is precisely that, in saying ‘no!’ to Zionism, we are saying ‘yes!’ to Jewishness.”