Khaled Saghieh: The #YouStink Movement against the Rule of the Crook

During Home Works 7, journalist Khaled Saghieh (first from left) spoke about the popular movement that erupted in the summer of 2015 in Lebanon after the Lebanese government failed to find a solution to the trash crisis, which unraveled after the closure of the Nehmeh landfill on July 17, 2015.

Saghieh’s Arabic presentation was called “Beirut, A Flower Before Its Time: The Civil Movement Against the Rule of the Crook” (Translated from Arabic).

The panel was titled “Activism, Contestation and Criticism in Lebanon.”

The other panelists were lawyer Ghida Frangieh (second from left), journalist Roger Outa (third from left), feminist activist and researcher, and member of the “Sha3eb Youreed” Coalition Leen Hashem (fourth from left). The panel was moderated by AUB professor Samer Frangie.

Home Works is a multidisciplinary forum on cultural practices which is organized by Ashkal Alwan every 2–3 years in Beirut.

For more information about the #YouStink protests, read this primer by Moe Ali Nayel.

For more information about Ashkal Alwan and Home Works, visit this website:

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