Intersectionality and inclusiveness rule IWD Lebanon march

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The world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, with massive rallies like those in Turkey and Spain making major headlines. Lebanon, too, celebrated IWD, albeit on Sunday – perhaps to accommodate for working women who can’t leave their jobs in the middle of the week to protest. “Our causes

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Is there life after trash?

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It only took a few minutes for my “it’s good to be back” bubble to burst, 20 minutes into the taxi drive back home to be exact. It was around 12:30 am. We had just returned from Abu Dhabi where the Lifehaus team was among many other sustainability-driven projects exhibiting

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Look us in the eye and tell us ‘it’s normal’

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A candlelight vigil will be held for four victims of femicide (3 women and 1 child) who lost their lives this week to senseless violence. Organized by independent feminist activists, the vigil will take place on Saturday, December 23rd at 5 p.m. before Beirut’s National Museum. The group invites everyone all

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Of sharks and men: Lebanon’s environment falls prey to predatory politics, people

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This week, the world marked the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, an annual event that aims to educate people about the damaging effects of war and armed conflict on the environment. This week also saw Lebanon’s political scene pulled into the

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Palestinian band Le Trio Joubran to collaborate with Roger Waters

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This article was published at StepFeed on October 16, 2017.  @triojoubran "10 years of live" concert at @themusichall_by_elefteriades, Tuesday October 10 A concert by @libanjazz Tickets at Virgin Ticketing See you there! #libanjazz #beirut #triojoubran #concert A post shared by Karim Ghattas (@karimghattas1) on Oct 5, 2017 at 5:28am PDT

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We talked to Roger Waters about BDS, Trump, Israel, Lebanon and Palestine

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This article was published at StepFeed on October 4, 2017.   50 years ago Israel invaded the West Bank and Gaza, and a young English musician named Roger Waters started a career in music with the rock group Pink Floyd. For 50 years the Palestinians have remained prisoners in their own

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522’s abolishment is a win, but the devil is in the details

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The last I addressed Article 522 on Newsroom Nomad was back in December 2016, when local media mistakingly reported that said article of the penal code was abolished. Back then, a proposal introduced and approved by the Administration and Justice Committee parliamentary committee to scrap said article was passed to Parliament,

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