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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
"Within 7 days a small state was created in Tahrir Square. Free medical services, free tuk-tuk commute, electricity, water. In 16 years the government couldn't achieve what we did in a week". Please watch and share. #IraqProtests #TahrirSquare pic.twitter.com/jAlgv47Ewy— Rasha Al Aqeedi (@RashaAlAqeedi) November 2, 2019
Monday is crucial for the #LebaneseRevolution as the open-ended general strike continues. Workers are being asked to return to work, so organizers are calling on all those who can to block the roads to prevent a return to normal economic activity.#مقطوعة#بدنا_نسكر_الطرقات pic.twitter.com/AfBDZD64KB— Lara Bitar (@LaraJBitar) October 27, 2019