And so many more...
But let us not forget the pain and the suffering of the Lebanese people,
Let us not forget the war and its horrific impact on millions of individuals,
And most of all,
Let us not forget Lebanon with all its beauty
Please hear this plea:
Lebanon is going through a very difficult period on many different levels but most importantly on a street level.
I URGE everyone to try your best to calm the people around you. Now is not the time to 'talk' or to inflame friends and neighbours.
Please practice restraints!
If we allow them, the political crisis our politicians are putting us through will soon spill onto our streets!
If WE, as sovereign and independent Lebanese citizens , do nothing to stop it we will have a civil war on our hands again!
We have to use our rational and our common sense and not be manipulated into hatred of one another and street expressions!
None of us want to see our children fighting and killing each other on the streets again!
None of us want to witness a new wave of death, hate, destruction and humiliation again!
None of us want to be manipulated and treated like sheep without any will or conscious again!
None of us want to live in fear of sending our children to their universities and schools where students are being bullied and bitten for expressing an opinion again!
Please talk to your children and friends and convince them:
Not to rise to provocation
Not to allow anyone to push their buttons
Not to be source of provocation
Not to inflame other's political and/or religious loyalties
Not to get into a war of words with others over politics or religion
Not to get into fist-fights or feuds with others over politics or religion
Not to destroy or assist in the destruction of another's properties/cars over politics or religion
Not to be influenced into expressing their opinions in our streets !
If you love our Lebanon, please forward this message to as many Lebanese as you possibly can ...
...so that we can helpcalm and defuse a highly explosive situation and maybe avert a crisis!
Our country's survival and the lives of our children depend on our collective efforts!
Peace be upon us all!
A Patriotic Lebanese
On behalf of all Lebanese
"They're Accountable to Us"
Lebanese Parliamentary Monitor
During this session, we will discuss the importance of educating and informing citizens so that they have the resources that allow them to hold public servants accountable for their actions and their votes.
'They're Accountable to Us' aims to facilitate good governance and promote political awareness amongst Lebanese citizens. Through a formal parliamentary monitoring website publishing information and articles on Lebanese parliamentarians, their activities and work, on laws passed in parliament, citizens will have access to objective information that facilitate their decision while participating in the political life and therefore entails holding government officials accountable for their decisions.
SPEAKERS: Fadi Toufic, Karim Moufti, Serge Yared, Nada Haddad, Shadi
Date & Time: Monday 27 November, 2006 at 8:00pm
Place: Club 43 –Gemayzé- facing Doculand (Lebanon)
L’humanitaire en crise
États d’urgence et politiques transnationales de la survie
Everyone : Towards a Moral Space for the Global Individual
Nigel Rapport (Concordia University)
Du Darfour au Kosovo, du Timor à Haïti, des zones de crise politique aux sites de catastrophes naturelles, la scène internationale a récemment vu l’émergence d’un nouveau dispositif d’action humanitaire. Depuis la fin de la guerre froide, en effet, la stabilité de l’ordre international semble passer par la sécurisation de populations cibles, la défense des droits fondamentaux des individus et la prévention et le traitement biomédicaux. Dans cette deuxième séance du séminaire transdisciplinaire 2006-2007, l’anthropologue Nigel Rapport (Concordia) présente son point de vue sur l’intervention humanitaire.
La presse et l’évolution de la politique canadienne au Moyen-Orient
Rachad Antonius (UQAM) - Alberto Rabilotta (Notimex) - Guy Taillefer (Le Devoir).
La politique canadienne au Moyen-Orient est en pleine évolution. Dans la presse, tant écrite qu’électronique, la présentation des événements dans la région se conjugue-t-elle avec cette évolution ? Rachad Antonius (UQAM), Alberto Rabilotta (Notimex) et Guy Taillefer (Le Devoir) donnent leur avis sur la question.