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Lebanese Government Bans All Protests Right Before a Syrian Refugee Solidarity Sit-In

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:38:04 +0000

Activists called for a protest after four Syrian refugees died while in the custody of the Lebanese army.

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Violence in Arsal Is a Reminder of How Vulnerable Syrian Refugees Are in Lebanon

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:00:06 +0000

"Whatever happened, we have to recognize that the response towards these attacks where refugees/Syrians are all assumed guilty is inhumane"

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Lebanese Dancers See Growing Public Appreciation of Their Work

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:00:20 +0000

With the growing popularity of dance shows in Lebanon, dancers describe witnessing a sort of "bodily liberation" that is giving the art form a second chance.

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Lebanese Activists Disturb Talk by Politicians and Call for Better Political Representation

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:41 +0000

"We wanted to tell them: You Stink, your expiry date has stole people's rights by not allowing them to vote."

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Beirut's Municipality Deals Another Blow to the City's Green Space

Mon, 22 May 2017 02:09:13 +0000

The municipality's recent policies are threatening the capital's last remaining major green space

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To Take a Stand for Love, Beirut Pride Had to Overcome Hate

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:39:56 +0000

A hotel where the first event was scheduled canceled on organizers after facing pressure from religious groups. But that hasn't stopped Beirut Pride from going forward.

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Beirut Activists Launch Heritage Watch Day to Defend Threatened Historical Sites

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:22:43 +0000

The laissez-faire privatization and development frenzy in Lebanon’s capital has destroyed much of the country’s heritage. Activists are determined to stop that trend.

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Venezuela's Protests Arrive in Lebanon

Fri, 05 May 2017 11:14:09 +0000

"What nerve. Tarek WIlliam Saab, who should ensure the Human Rights of Venezuelans and doesn't do it, goes and talks about Human Rights in #Lebanon."

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‘We Are Not Slaves, We Want Our Rights': Lebanon's Migrant Domestic Workers March on Labour Day

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:19:12 +0000

Hundreds of migrant domestic workers and Lebanese activists took to the streets on Labour Day to protest against Lebanon's notorious Kafala system and for justice.

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Brazilian Graffiti Artists and Young Syrians Are Painting Refugee Camp Walls Together

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:21:30 +0000

Brazilian and Syrians are hand in hand on "Painting on Camps walls" of refugee's school camp in Lebanon's Beqaa and more walls of hope inside Syria.

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It’s a Small World After All: Into the Deep Podcast

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:16:13 +0000

Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.

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Lebanon's King of Comedy Is on a Global Mission to Make Everyone Laugh at the Same Joke. It's Working.

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 10:00:40 +0000

When Nemr About Nassar told his Arab dad he was going to become a comedian, his response was, "You want to become a clown?"

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Two Years After Violent Raid, A Lebanese Town is Still Without Mobile Internet

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:00:32 +0000

Since August 2014, residents of the Leabnese northeastern border town of Arsal have been without access to mobile internet.

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Activists Cry Foul as Lebanon Imposes a Tax Hike Right Before Postponing Elections, Again

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:31:55 +0000

As the Lebanese protest proposed increase in taxes, Global Voices asks a number of activists to explain what's at stake.

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Meet Ara Malikian, the Cosmopolitan With a Violin

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:07:19 +0000

Global Voices interviews Ara Malikian, an Armenian violinist who grew up in Lebanon, about the influences that shaped his life and his music.

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