Monthly Archives: September 2015

“Your Time is Now”

“I’m here to get your blessings,” I began, delicately raising my voice to grab the attention of the man lying on the hospital bed in front of me. “How many kilos would you like?” he asked in a rather serious tone, … Continue reading

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“Please Don’t Forget Me!” “!بشرفكن ما تنسوني”

On September 16, yet again, Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square and some of the main roads leading to Lebanon’s Parliament building came back to life. The families of the Lebanese soldiers kidnapped by Daesh were reiterating their endless calls for the government to … Continue reading

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Desde Beirut a Santiago: recuerdos, democracia y de no volver hacia atrás…

Note: The following is a post about Chile, written by Eye on the East in Spanish, which happens to coincide with Chile’s Independence Day. It deals with the country’s exceptional political history, as reflected through the author’s personal experience in the country, as … Continue reading

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With the Stench of Garbage comes a Breeze of Hope

“We have been sleepless for years, We decided to wake up today, Oh homeland, do not blame us, We are now beyond the realm of blame.”                             … Continue reading

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