Our Last Hope

I am an immigrant. I left my home country in 2006 in search of a better life. I left because I could no longer stand the lack of accountability of the politicians and elite leaders of my home country. Lebanon, my country of birth, witnessed a “civil” war from 1975-1990. I was born and raised during this time. All I ever knew of the world as a child was this bloody war. I, and others of my age, grew up with the hope of a better world free of fear and the impunity of those with power. After the war, the same warlords and criminals, who created the humanitarian crisis, that usually results from war, became the politicians and leaders that governed Lebanon. Warlords and criminals became the government. Corruption and impunity of abuse of power became the norm that we all accepted because we could do nothing against it without risking our lives. And being the activist and humanitarian that I am, I could take it no more… So I left… Leaving behind all my friends and family, all my good memories, all my experiences of love and nature and culture, to find a place where expressing my thoughts ... >>>

1 août 2015

Appel à la convergence et à l’action

OTTAWA, le 24 août 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – À l’issue du Forum social des peuples (FSP) qui s’est tenu à Ottawa du 21 au 24 août, les mouvements sociaux présents ont lancé un appel à la convergence et à ... >>>

24 août 2014

Who really won the 2014 Quebec elections?

Yesterday Quebec voted for the lesser of two evils. kicking out the PQ (Parti Québécois) and giving the PLQ (Parti Libéral du Québec) a majority government. Let this serve as a lessons to any politician or political party that hinges it’s success on divisive politics and winning at the expense of certain segments of society. The charter of « values » is now no more… it went down the drain with the PQ defeat. Many of us worked hard to bring a view representing the actual opinion of the population on the approach that the PQ embarked on. 99media.org, G.A.P.P.A., and Les Alter Citoyens, independent media groups, worked tirelessly to bring La Charte des distractions, a feature documentary that opened up the space for dialogue between communities and became part of the grass roots debate on the matter of countering the ignorance promoting PR propagation (with our tax dollars) by of proposed  bill 60 by the PQ. Yesterday’s defeat of the PQ was a overwhelming rejection of the PQ and their policies rather than an overwhelming endorsement of the PLQ. The PLQ may have won a majority government, but I hope that they understand that they have not been given a mandate. That the only ... >>>

8 avril 2014