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Shopping With Hezbollah

Four fashion journalists, a specialist in counter-fashion-insurgency and four Hezbollah men take on a Beiruti strip mall.

The Struggle to End Domestic Slavery in Lebanon

Migrant domestic workers across the Middle East have almost no legal supervision and their abuse gets even less media coverage, meaning that the slavery that makes the region run is generally hidden from view. And then, once every so often, someone takes out their camera phone and reminds you just whose exploitation is making this all run smoothly.

Let’s Talk About Sectarianism, Baby

The hypocrisy of Arab sectarian behavior is not part of Arab history.

Not Just Decor: The Struggle for Real Women’s Rights in Lebanon

Lebanese feminist collective, Nasawiya, have organized a march in support of a recent bill which would criminalize marital rape for January 14th.

The Accidental (Revolution) Tourist

A voyage with benign and meager doctoral student ambitions “accidently” transformed into a historic Forrest-Gump-like journey through revolting Arab and European countries during the summer of 2011.

Sourian Nationalism Must Overcome (Part 4/4)

Had Souria been one country, the US invasion of Iraq would have been unfeasible, the Lebanese civil war would have never happened, and Israel could not have survived, and we wouldn’t have Palestinian refugees living all over Souria as unwanted foreigners.

Sourian Nationalism Must Overcome (Part 1/4)

The division between Iraq and Syria, between Syria and Lebanon, between Syria and Palestine, and between Palestine and Jordan, were all imposed to weaken one of the most rebellious people on earth.

Lebanese Singer Arrested for a Song

A Lebanese singer has been arrested for a song critical of the President and the country’s ruling elite. Contact your local Lebanese embassy and demand his freedom.

7 Arabs Wary of Palestinians

You can hate the game, but not the player. While the majority of Arabs support the Palestinian cause and want to see it resolved, there are those Arabs who do not have warm feelings toward Palestinians. Despite this, along with the Arabic language, the Palestinian cause unites most people of Arab descent. Nevertheless, there are groups of Arabs that will forever remain wary of Palestinians

When Walls Speak

I remember the first time I saw the sea.

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