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politics

Lebanon; Extinguishing Fires and Fears

It felt like a merger between Coachella and Egypt’s Tahrir Square, it felt like an alternate universe where hands only carried Lebanese flags and families from different walks of life walked side by side. Young men, some dressed to the nines, and others shirtless sang on top of their lungs.

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philosophy politics

Arab Pigeonhole Communities: Havens for Young Women, Feminist Men and LGBTQ

She either becomes an example or a warning depending on the perceived lines she crosses.

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philosophy politics Wild Life

The Planet’s Lungs Are Burning and Why We Don’t Care

The Earth’s lungs are burning, but so are our lungs; so where does that leave us? If nature is a representation of our spirits, then the abandonment of our spirits is the problem.

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politics

The Lebanese Game of Thrones

Ever wondered how Lebanese politics and Game of Thrones merge?

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inspiration politics

Fresh Lebanese rant: the old man and my brand new bicycle

Is it really not Europe? Because when I got on this bicycle I thought I was going to Rembrandt square, how the hell did I end up in Verdun? Oh hi, I’m sorry, does my face look poor? Oh or maybe because I’m using my legs to walk and not driving a fancy car? No? […]

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politics

Wonder disclaimer rant: The Lebanese edition

It is quite dis-heartening to admit this, while I try to write stories to uplift you to your higher selves, seeking the innate good in myself and everyone else reading this. See, the essence of your goodness is there, but as long as you refuse to stop the act, there unfortunately will be little wonder for you to uncover in this world.

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memoirs politics

To run from peace

I woke up one night and i decided to leave. I did not speak, i did not listen, i forced the bravery out of me and i walked out. I gave up on the causes that chained me and i let go of faith. I left peace in bed and i took off with war. […]