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#OccupyBeirut: Re-Imagining the City Since the October 2019 Protests - #احتلوا_بيروت: إعادة تخيّل المدينة منذ احتجاجات تشرين الأول / أكتوبر ٢٠١٩

The mobilisation cycle that started in Lebanon as of the 17th of October 2019 witnessed a widening of the geographies of protests: from squares, highways, main roads intersections, commercial banks, politician’s houses, government buildings, and police stations. In this infographic, we focus on the occupation by protestors of emblematic spaces, notably in the capital, Beirut. Abandoned and previously inaccessible buildings, in addition to privatised coasts, have been continuously reclaimed as public spaces.

Women's Political Participation in Lebanon and the Limits of Aid-Driven Empowerment

The question of women’s political participation in Lebanon could not be more timely. As of 17 October 2019, nation-wide protests have erupted in response to increasing austerity measures that culminated in a tax on Voice over IP (VoIP) calls, commonly referred to as the “WhatsApp tax.” Calls for a non-sectarian and “non-political” revolution have drawn Lebanese representing nearly every sect, every class, and every gender out into the streets, which led to the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri on October 29, 2019. 


Collective Action digest - 4 February 2020

Collective Actions digest

Author: Nizar Hassan

 4 February 2020


Collective Actions trends (2015-2018): 


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