In the current era of decadence, nearly all republics, monarchies and princely regimes in the Arab region prefer the value of blood, kinship and anxiety over freedom, competence and political participation. Jordan is no exception.
Survivors of Syrian prisons and families of those still detained or missing launched the Truth and Justice charter. Their message is simple: stop the torture and reveal the fate of the tens of thousands people missing. Aim is to ensure the detainees and missing are not lost in the negotiations over a resolution to the war. Only then the Syrian conflict can ever be truly ended.
“I would wait for hours behind the school’s fence until I got to see them when they got their one-hour recess in the playground”. Badiya points as she drives her car near the school’s playground located on the outskirts of Nabatiyeh, South of Lebanon.
A roaming murderer, under the slogan “Anything but the Prophet”; but this slogan is nothing but a malicious disguise that is intended to preserve the “holiness” of leaders and rulers, and to fuel an illusory popularity.
The press is being humiliated every day while simply performing its duties. So, confrontation is required, and the values that the profession is supposed to emanate from, are today within the reach of media mercenaries…
The symbolic gallows and the calls for accountability for those at the top of the authority pyramid in Lebanon, not those at the bottom, was the problem that angered Lebanon’s leaders and perhaps made them really fear for their lives.
The calamity and trauma of the families searching for their missing ones were undoubtedly the most horrific matter in the bloody scene of Beirut. The city woke up to total devastation that conjured up the image of the World War II cities in ruins. The devastation seemed shocking and traumatic in a way the city had never seen before in all its hard-to-count calamities and wars.
We are currently witnessing a pandemic, economic disasters and an imminent war. However, if we examine public debates in recent months, we will notice a significant obsession with women: what they do, what they wear, and how they live.