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Handala graffiti in Hamra

Handala Takes A Stand In Hamra

From approximately 1975 through 1987, Naji Al-Ali created cartoons that depict the complexities of the plight of Palestinian refugees, with Handala, the refugee child, as their centerpiece. “The child Handala is...

Cost Of Sectarianism In Lebanon

On April 12, 2011, the Human Rights and Peace Club and the Secular Club at the American University of Beirut hosted a lecture by economist Dr. Jad Chaaban entitled “The...

Mideast Lexicon

Lessons From The Revolutions

Arab regimes have learned nothing from the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. Their answer to their people’s growing demands for reform or change altogether is more violence and more repression....

Egypt Will Rise: Supporting the Egyptian Revolution

Egypt Will Rise

Using photos taken by Reuters photojournalists Amr Abdallah Dalsh and Goran Tomasevic, activist and artist Nick Bygon developed this illustration in support of the Egyptian people’s revolt against President Hosni...

Breakdown: US Aid To Egypt

In the aftermath of Egypt’s crackdown on protesters since the revolution began on January 25, 2011, Washington has announced it is reviewing its aid package to the country. Egypt receives...

Carlos Latuff Draws Revolts

I’ve always been a fan of cartoonist Carlos Latuff. The ongoing revolts in Tunisia, and the recent uprising in Egypt, as well as Al Jazeera’s release of The Palestine Papers, the largest-ever...

10 Smoking Things

10 Things You Should Know About Smoking in Lebanon is an infographic I designed to support the new tobacco-control bill that has been submitted to the Lebanese Parliament. The new bill,...