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  1. Women in Lebanese politics

    It's disappointing to say the following and this is not an attack on Lebanese women but rather on the society that is stifling their career choices, but having 4 possible women MPs out of 128 MPs is just a disgrace.

    For those of you who donít know some of our history, the first woman MP was Myrna Boustany, who was elected following the death of her businessman father MP Emile Boustani in 1963 for the remainder of her fatherís term (1 year).

    Between 1964 and ...
  2. the checkpoint

    Quote Originally Posted by roni fidelus View Post
    I followed precisely the same procedure. it was easy, i have done it a thousand times so far. i placed my car on P, turned on the internal cabinet lights, turned down the radio and opened the driver's window glass. it was a checkpoint. i did not feel comfortable, i never do on checkpoints. whether it was a Lebanese army checkpoint, a unifil peace corps checkpoint, or a hizballah security force checkpoint. it brought too many memories too many names, too many slogans. on the wall behind the gunman,
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  4. The Battle of Bkerke

    Following the Saudi/Syrian rapprochement and the diminishment of the Iranian direct influence in Lebanon, we are seeing a new battle ground being fought with the aim to get as many M14 forces to either spheres of influence (Saudi-Syrians or Iranian) in order to consolidate powers.

    Now it is well known that the FM, LF and the Patriarch are the main driving forces of M14, and to a lesser extent the PSP and Kataeb, so the plan of attack from both sides intensified using the following logic: ...
  5. The International Woman Day

    it is the day for us in Lebanon to remember and realize how backward and regressive we remain in our nfous w nosous

    it is a day for each and every one of us to stop and reflect in the violent abusive dynamics we facilitate to repress ourselves, and to oppress others

    it is a reminder of the unique Lebanese schizophrenia that we keep praising and producing jeel wara jeel,

    a reminder of our shabby empty slogans of self-claimed values, freedoms, civilization ...
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