UN is a failure, here’s why.

UN is a failure in the way it was built and in the way it is dealing with conflicts. UN Security assembly, the permanent five, a “vetocracy”. When I was a child, school taught me that five members of the security council were permanent. They are sitting there because they have “won” World War Two.…

Patriarchy: Sex work and Body work.

The following text has been first written by Islam Khatib on her personal Facebook account and has been republished here following her authorization. Two stories from Lebanon & Bosnia: 1- An ex-sex worker told me about her mid-nights working at a plastics factory (somewhere near Tripoli) She said that the atmosphere was bitter and fraught…

On Al-Manar ban and Censorship.

I grew up with al Manar always on the TV in my house, and to this day Anti-Israeli and Anti-Saudi and pro-Resistance songs reach my ears, my changing positions made me gradually reject al Manar and almost everything behind the channel. To me it’s only a channel of propaganda, brain-washing the pro Hezbollah followers to…

Gay and Religious: Stuck Between Ashura and Pride.

This post was originally written by A.I. on his blog here and has been republished on Levant Chronicles with the writer’s permission.  You can follow the writer on Twitter. @Fairuzist  (Feel free to listen to Shim El Yasmine while reading this, it’s what I did writing it) I have a love-hate relationship with Shim El Yasmine…

The Lebanese civil war 41 years later.

This is not a post to try to explain the Lebanese Civil War, but to remember, and to eventually move on. We must remember the absurdity of war, death, destruction, and the subsequent Nihilism. We must take a look at our past and be shocked by the amount of nonsense that this country has witnessed…