Declaration of Lebanese Men Against Article 522

By Joey Ayoub Article 522 of the Lebanese penal code suggests that a rapist can be exonerated from his horrendous crime if he decides to marry his victim. This barbaric law not only justifies the unjustifiable but reduces women to mere sex toys as well. Declaration of Lebanese Men Against Article 522 – We are […]

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The Capitol, Ugliness and the Desert of the Real

Ceasar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) introducing Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in The Hunger Games (2012)

One of the main features of the Gary Ross science fiction action film The Hunger Games is the extremely disturbing and ridiculous looks of the wealthy and powerful inhabitants of The Capitol. They are shown to enjoy the glamorous and yet abhorrent event that are the Hunger Games. They are not so different from us […]

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Manar Younes: يوميات مواطن فلسطيني: على الطريق [Ar] Diary of a Palestinian Citizen: On The Road

على الطريق بقلم: منار يونس   لكلمة الطريق عند المواطن الفلسطيني وقع خاص، فلطالما ارتبطت بأحلامه في العيش بسلام واستقرار وحرية  على المدى البعيد مستنداً إلى أقوال السياسين والمناضلين في تصريحاتهم وعباراتهم التي ما لبثوا يصرحون بها” الطريق إلى السلام” و”الطريق للحرية”، أما على المدى القصير فكانت أقصى أمانيه تتجسد في  الحصول على طريق معبدة […]

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Lebanon 1966: Geographical Outline

Map of Lebanon "Hachette World Guides: The Middle East, 1966"

by Joey Ayoub Lebanon, 1966. I found an old Hachette World Guides on The Middle East from 1966. I thought it would be interesting to share some of the descriptions of Lebanon from that time. This post is the first of many to come. The following are all extracted from the book: Part 1. Geographical […]

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A Love of [Lebanese] Trains

The short documentary by Guilhem Bertran and Marc-Antoine Bindler was listed at the “Festival Européen des 4 Ecrans” which took place in Paris from the 18th to the 20th of November 2009 in the category “Un amour de train” (A love of trains). Guilhem Bertrand and Marc-Antoine Bindler are French students in Journalism at l’Institut […]

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Child Labor in Lebanon: We must make this a thing of the past.

Child workers in Beirut by Mona Alami by

By Guest Author Tatiana Saade Lebanon An original range of slavery is present nowadays, the outcome of forced servitude that subsisted along with slavery millennia ago. My ideas are purposed to inform the Lebanese society about the reasons that reject the freewill of our youths that cause an extremely high rate of child labor in […]

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Do Not Forget Alem Dechasa

Alem Dechasa

“What makes it harder is when this girl is killed and then claimed that she had committed suicide in order to protect the Lebanese employer from legal prosecution.”

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