Your Choice: Your Career or Your Identity Or other stories of Empowerment, Lebanese Style

The new regulation adopted by the Lebanese Internal Security Forces to prevent women from wearing the hijab to work on the field has stirred a lot of debate and controversy in the highly sect-sensitive state of Lebanon. Invoking the military Code of Conduct that purportedly doesn’t allow any member of the security forces to wear … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: protests in the center of counter revolution

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has witnessed important protests in several areas of the countries in the past few weeks. Popular demonstrations and actions, that started a year ago, have nevertheless not be covered importantly by regional and International Medias, while the repression has not been condemned by Western governments. Thousands of students at an … Continue reading

Urgent Call for action: Support Palestinian UN employee Khulood Badawi, currently under attack for expressing a personal opinion on her own Facebook page.

This post was originally published on: Support for OCHA Employee Khulood Badawi WEDNESDAY, 14 MARCH 2012 11:59 MICHAEL WARSCHAWSKI, ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER (AIC) Support Palestinian UN employee Khulood Badawi, currently under attack for expressing a personal opinion on her own Facebook page. Khulood Badawi is a field worker with the United Nations Office for the Coordination … Continue reading

Hamas and Fatah’s agreement: struggling for Palestine?

Fatah and Hamas may have agreed to form a new unity government, but their overriding interest is still to maintain their own power, not to defend the Palestinian people. In February this year, Fatah and Hamas signed an agreement in Doha, Qatar, to form a new unity government composed of ‘independent personalities’ and led by … Continue reading

Palestine: airstrikes on Gaza

The Israeli Occupation army killed 13 Palestinians and injured 21 in a series of airstrikes on Friday March 9. They bombed civilians including children, in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip in Gaza city, Rafah, Nusirat and Jabalya.      In these airstrikes, Israel assassinated the leader of a Palestinian resistance faction … Continue reading

Roaring a Warning

<!–[if !mso]>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> And what did you see, my black-eyed girl? I heard the sound of a thunder, it roared out a warnin’[1]  A friend of mine and fellow feminist, Nay Al Rahi, wished us more rage and anger in a fantastic article shewrote on Shabab Assaafir . This followed a very pertinent question … Continue reading

The Muslim Brotherhoods: force of change and enemy of the imperialist west?

One year after the beginning of the revolutions, which are still ongoing, in the Middle East and North Africa, the victory of the elections by Islamists in Tunisia and Egypt, as well as in Morocco, have cooled a number of observers and supporters of the revolutionary processes in the region. They now speak of the … Continue reading

One Woman Is Killed Every Month as a Result of Family Violence in Lebanon

Join Our March BlackThink of how many lives could have been saved, If Lebanon had a proper law to protect women from violence