Beirut Activists to Stage Guerrilla Picnics

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Stuck in the bygone days of rampant Lebanese nepotism, Mr. Bilal Hamad, the Mayor of Beirut municipality, is delaying a plan to open one of the capital’s last remaining green spaces to less privileged members of society. Nanhoo Executive Director Mohammad Ayoub says that Mr. Hamad worries about dirty people trashing Horsh Beirut (also known as the […]

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Lebanese Activists Democratically Demand Access to Horsh Beirut Urban Park

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Next Wednesday activists will hold a public forum to democratically demand access to the Horsh Beirut urban park.  In 1696, the Horsh Beirut Pine forest used to be as large as 1,250,000 square meters but the Crusaders, Mamluks, Ottomans, and World War II allies each took their turn plundering its timber in order to build ships and weapons. Further damage […]

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