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Prince Charming Is Not Coming and It May Be for the Better || written By : Mona Fawaz | Monday, October 28, 2019

Almost two weeks into Lebanon’s intifada, anxiety levels are rising. While hope for the government’s resignation and the instigation of a process of political transformation are high, the absence of a “leader” who guides the crowds seems to be the primary concern. participating in the ongoing demonstrations.

A look at Lebanon’s ongoing historic uprising

The ongoing uprising in Lebanon, fuelled by political disillusionment and economic anxiety, is an extraordinary opportunity for progressive movements to change politics. Author: Nizar Hassan

Widespread Protests Point to Iraq’s Cycle of Social Crisis || Maria Fantappie

A surge in street protests in Iraq has left some 110 people dead and exposed a rift between the government and a population frustrated by poor governance, inadequate services and miserable living conditions. To avert further violence, the authorities and protesters should open dialogue channels.

Lebanon’s ‘October Revolution’ must go on!--|| Rima Majed

Lebanon has a golden opportunity for the formation of an alternative, we should not let the ruling class reproduce itself again.

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri Resigns, But Protests and Demands For a New Government Continue

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced the resignation of his government on Tuesday following nearly two weeks of nationwide anti-government protests. In a televised address, al-Hariri said he had hit a “dead end” in resolving the crisis

As Death Toll Tops 220, Iraqi Protesters Stay in Streets Calling For End to Corrupt Government

In Iraq, masked gunmen shot dead 18 protesters overnight and injured more than 800 people in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Monday. Nearly 225 Iraqis have been killed since a wave of anti-government protests swept the country last month.

The Nationalist Movements Against Sectarian Politics --||Yasmeen Serhan

Protesters in Iraq and Lebanon are transcending societal divides to oppose political systems that are rooted in division. But can the unity last? Yasmeen Serhan

A New Generation of Activists Circumvents Iraq’s Political Paralysis

Researching the talks on forming a new Iraqi ruling coalition, our Senior Adviser for Iraq Maria Fantappie finds a country whose youth, women, civil society, officials and even politicians are hungry for bottom-up change to a stalemated, top-down system of governance.

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