Tag: Lebanon

LISTEN: Catherine Orsborn & Rev. Welton Gaddy Discuss the Very Dire Consequences of Islamophobia on Refugees

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

via STATE OF BELIEF RADIO on AUGUST 29, 2015:  From the Deep South to Southern Europe, struggles for religious freedom are sending ripples across our communities. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy takes a look at three different conflicts facing religious communities… We all know […]

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Youth Revolts are Back — Lebanon, Iraq Shaken by Demand for Services, End to Corruption (by Juan Cole)

Youth Revolts are Back — Lebanon, Iraq Shaken by Demand for Services, End to Corruption (by Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] August 24, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on AUGUST 23, 2015:  The master narrative of much Western journalism is that the youth protests of 2011 have been replaced by civil war and terrorism. But while there is plenty of both in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Libya, in fact here and there in the region youth protests […]

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Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine

Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

The list includes Angela Davis | Cornel West | Mumia Abu-Jamal | Talib Kweli | The Dream Defenders | Malcolm X Grassroots Movement | Organization for Black Struggle – St. Louis via BLACK SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE on AUGUST 19, 2015:  STATEMENT BELOW (also in Arabic): The past year has been one of high-profile growth for Black-Palestinian solidarity. […]

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CSIS REPORT: The Arab-US Strategic Partnership and the Changing Security Balance in the Gulf

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

Joint and Asymmetric Warfare, Missiles and Missile Defense, Civil War and Non-State Actors, and Outside Powers by ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN, WITH ASSISTANCE OF MICHAEL PEACOCK for CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES on JULY 13, 2015:  REPORT ABSTRACT: The ongoing confrontation with Iran, the war against ISIL, the instability in Iraq, the Civil war in […]

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WATCH: Why My Own Father Would Have Let IS Kill Me (via BBC)

[ 0 ] July 23, 2015 |

via BBC NEWS on JULY 23, 2015:  The group that calls itself Islamic State (IS or Isis) has a special punishment for gay people – it kills them by throwing them off high buildings. Taim, a 24-year-old medical student, tells the story of how he only escaped this fate by fleeing from Iraq to Lebanon. […]

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Has Hospitality Turned to “Hostipitality” for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon ? (by miriam cooke)

Has Hospitality Turned to “Hostipitality” for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon ? (by miriam cooke)

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

Unable to find shelter in Lebanese areas, many Syrian refugees have fled to overcrowded Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, where the UN and NGOs, with scarce resources, try to help by miriam cooke for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 26, 2015: The curtain opens on a makeshift classroom somewhere in Lebanon. Chalked on a blackboard: “We sing the chorus […]

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Lebanon’s Resilience under the Weight of Syria’s War (ICG)

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

Lebanon and Syria have always been closely intertwined, from the days when they were both provinces of the Ottoman Empire, to a shared experience of French colonial rule, to the 1975-1990 civil war and post-war period during which Syria claimed a big brother role. Lebanon Senior Analyst Sahar Atrache discusses how Lebanon remains resilient in […]

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REPORT: The Global Refugee Crisis — A Conspiracy of Neglect (Amnesty International)

[ 0 ] June 18, 2015 |

via AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (PUBLISHED BY THE GUARDIAN) on JUNE 2015:  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In the past two years, the world has witnessed a growing refugee crisis. In 2013, for the first time since World War II, the number of those forcibly displaced from their homes exceeded 50 million. Millions more have since been displaced as a […]

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WATCH: Keith Watenpaugh Presents His Research on “Syria’s Lost Generation”

WATCH: Keith Watenpaugh Presents His Research on “Syria’s Lost Generation”

[ 0 ] June 1, 2015 |

“The role of highly-skilled and educated young people in vulnerable communities is not often the focus of established humanitarian policies and programs. This neglect persists despite the fact that the stability of the Middle East-North Africa region, as well as the rebuilding of post-conflict Syria, depends on maintaining the human and intellectual capital these young […]

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Thinking the Unthinkable: Coming to Grips with Islamic State (by James Dorsey)

Thinking the Unthinkable: Coming to Grips with Islamic State (by James Dorsey)

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

Despite a year- long campaign of air strikes and ground attacks which incurred heavy losses Islamic  State (IS) shows continued resilience. The US-led coalition’s alliances with militant groups and IS’  durability raise the spectre of jihadist groups becoming a more permanent fixture in the Middle East. by JAMES M. DORSEY for RSIS COMMENTARY, ISSUE NO. […]

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