A man walks by Internal security forces, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Rabih Yassine)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 2 – 8 July

Those who have suffered, who have known poverty or oppression, are generally the most prone to kindness. Perhaps it is well to endure some misery if only to learn this lesson. ARTHUR LYNCH

A woman takes photos with her phone of her relative on his scooter in front of burned tires and garbage containers set on fire, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 25 June – 1 July

Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. Dalai Lama

#Ethiopian domestic workers who were dismissed by their employers gather with their belongings outside their country’s embassy in #Hazmiyeh, east of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 18 – 24 June

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. – Ayn Rand

A man sweeps glass off the ground along a street outside the local branch of a #bank after it was vandalised by protesters earlier, in al-Nour Square in #Tripolilb, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 11 – 17 June

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. – Albert Camus

A demonstrator walks with her #dog during a protest against the government performance and worsening economic conditions, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 4 – 10 June

I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government. – – Martin Luther King Jr.

A portrait of the Parliament Speaker Nabih #Berri that reads: "His future is guaranteed and you?" during a protest against the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 28 May – 3 June

Despotic governments can stand ‘moral force’ till the cows come home; what they fear is physical force. – George Orwell

A man throws water on a #girl playing in a pool, during hot weather, amid concerns over the spread of #coronavirus disease, in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 21 – 27 May

To wake up from its long torpor, our country needs a strong dose of disrespect for kings – Naguib Mahfouz

A woman clad in mask due to the #coronavirus pandemic walks past a graffiti reading "VIRUS" on the facade of a fortified local branch of the Bank of #Beirut in #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 14 – 20 May

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie

#Hospital staff dance to the music of a band entertaining elderly patients in #coronavirus confinement at the #Siblin governmental hospital, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 7 – 13 May

Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed. Bob Riley

An anti-government protester blocks a road during #MayDay protest near the Central Bank in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 30 April – 6 May

No historical movement can leap outside of history and start from scratch. Martin Heidegger