The wreckage of a soul

On November 2, 2014, in Uncategorized, by admin

The wreckage of a soul By Soraya Boyd Drifting in the fevered winter of a desolate mind The captive pursuit of status and power a daily grind In such a space the stilled bells of conscience no longer toll For travailing arduously against sense and dignity many lose their soul The lure of a total […]

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Once Upon a Palestine

On May 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by admin

Once Upon a Palestine by Tamerishe   Once upon a distant time, there was a land called Palestine Is it yours or is it mine, this land they once called Palestine And who am I to stand and stare, in disbelief at land stripped bare Banished people, stolen homes, broken dreams, crumbling stones Of ancient graves and […]

Lebanese Resistance and Liberation Day

On May 25, 2013, in blog posts, Uncategorized, by admin

    Resistance: defending those who are threatened. In honour of those who gave of themselves to protect the lives and dignity of others. 25 May–Lebanese Resistance and Liberation Day                  

The Emperor’s Messenger Has No Clothes: Belén Fernández Dresses Down Thomas Friedman

On April 27, 2012, in Uncategorized, by admin

What’s scary about Thomas Friedman is not his journalism, with its underinflated insights and twisted metaphors. Annoying as his second-rate thinking and third-rate writing may be, he’s not the first – or the worst – hack journalist. What should unnerve us about Friedman is the acclaim he receives in political and professional circles. Friedman’s New […]

Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s Government Ministerial Statement

On July 1, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s Government Ministerial Statement        Approved by the Lebanese Cabinet of Ministers on 30 June 2011.       Received Lebanese Parliamentary vote of confidence on 7 July 2011.     1. The government emphasizes its adherence to the principle of the state’s unity and referential status in all matters concerning the country’s public policy so […]

The Arab Spring and the Counter Revolution

On June 19, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

The Arab Spring and the Counter Revolution A one-day conference to discuss the dangers facing the Arab revolutions, the forces working behind the scene to stall them and the implications for the process of reform, change and democracy in the Middle East. Several prominent academics and activists will address these issues, some of whom are party […]