“That Hezballah (Party of God) shall be triumphant” (فإن حزب الله هم الغالبون) as their slogan says. But triumphant over who?
Posted in Arab Revolution, Arab World, Hezballah, Lebanon, Revolution, Syria
Tagged Arab Revolution, Arab world, Hassan Nasrallah, Hezballah, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Shia, Sunni, Syria
Apparently, the world has had much to thank Qatar for in recent years. And if you haven’t been thanking it, check your closest government office, local opposition force or ailing business conglomerate for details. One of them is sure to have been blessed (or soon will) by the graces of the tiny Gulf emirate without your prior consent. Continue reading
Ten years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and Iraq continues to bleed. One would have hoped to mark this occasion with a glimmer of hope that things on the ground were moving towards better times, but they are not. Continue reading
“This is not a crisis, this is a fraud.” “We don’t lack money, we just have too many thieves.” “We have the right to be indignant.”
With these and many other slogans, at a time of recession, unemployment, austerity and profound despair, the people of Spain, men and women, young and old, intellectuals with those struggling to make a living, took to the streets and plazas to tell the government: enough. Continue reading
Posted in Activism, Arab Revolution, Arab World, Lebanon, Spain
Tagged Beirut, Hanna Gharib, labor, Lebanese Society, Lebanon, Los Indignados, Nehme Mahfoud, Revolution, Spain, Union of Coordination Committees (UCC)
With the flurry of events of the past 24 hours, my only pair of hands unable to type out all the ideas, the amazement, the frustration and laughter inspired by the latest developments, I thought I’d still try to put it all together in a couple of words.
Posted in Arab World, Lebanon, Middle East
Tagged Beirut, Civil Marriage, Democracy, Electoral Law, GCC, Hanna Gharib, Hezballah, Lebanese Society, Lebanon, Michel Aoun, Nehme Mahfouz, Orthodox Law, Syria, Union Coordination Committee