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Jana Traboulsi

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You Have, We Have

[Graphic by Jana Trabousli. See slide show for translation and text for explanation]

For the past several weeks I have sat alone in front of two screens: that of my television following the news, and that of my computer reacting to the news. I have written and drawn my anger, and shared it with friends—both on line and in person. I have gone down to the streets, with thousands of others. Now, at this historical moment of the country’s movements and struggle, I am now part of an “us.” We take back our streets, sea, and forests, and we leave them the ...

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We Are, You Are

[Graphic by Jana Trabousli. See slide show for translation and text for explanation]

Graphic 1 City-centers are named as such because they gather people. They should not belong, be managed, or be controlled by a few. They should not be accessible only to a few. They are where all inhabitants walk, meet, stroll, buy, stop, and rejoin. City-centers are also where we protest. They are where we contest and subvert. They will always be as such. We are not the margins, but the centers. They have placed security officers, concrete blocks, and check points. They ...

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Lebanon: What Do You Mean There Is No State?

[Graphic by Jana Traboulsi]

[Introductory text by Ziad Abu-Rish. All graphics by Jana Traboulsi] This past week, thousands of Lebanese citizens took to the streets under the banner of “You Stink” to protest political and economic corruption in the country. They did so in the face of a brutal attempt to disperse the protests and silence those partaking in them. The mobilizations have their origins in the July 2015 garbage crisis, but also the broader dismal condition of public services as well as the ...

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