“I woke up to the commotion around 3:30 a.m. I overheard the neighbors saying there was a potential suicide in our neighborhood in Ashrafiye. It was a shocking thing to hear, so I quickly put on my shoes and went down to the street to see what was happening. The policeman on the
“In song and in dance man expresses himself as a member of a higher community… supernatural sounds emanate from him: he feels himself a god… He is no longer an artist, he has become a work of art: in these paroxysms of intoxication the artistic power of all nature reveals itself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche The
“… and then he didn’t pay me the money he owed me, $900 for over a month’s work. He said if I didn’t like it, I’m free to leave and work on my own. But I can’t work on my own, you know? Because people here look down on me for being Syrian, even though
Beirut is a city of indulgence and exclusive delicacies, where the state and religious institutions have failed in creating a sense of community. Forget about the clichés about the East and the West or the burqa and the miniskirt. The real gap in Beirut is that between public decay and private extravagance. Five-star hotels that
Freethought Lebanon at the International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression: “Freethinkers stand for the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of expression and belief and freedom from fear and want. We believe in the universality and indivisibility of human rights. These rights flow from human reason and conscience.