Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Resolve it: Solve it, Human Chain

In a previous post, we mentioned the new movement called "Resolve it: Solve it", to read again, please click here.

On Saturday, February 10, 2007, they had planned to form a humain chain as a peaceful protest in order to urge the politicians into talking again and solving the issue.

This weekend, more than 100 Lebanese took to a former flashpoint in Beirut in a peaceful demonstration to demand an immediate solution to the current political impasse. The rally was part of a growing grassroots movement that is trying to lend a hand - or several hands - to ensuring civil peace and stability and prevent civil war.
Several organizers of the event expressed their opinion and frustration, they are just young people who saw that things are going downhill and want to do something about and make themselves heard. Reem, who is 24, said:

"We want to send a message to all politicians - from every party - and have them sit down and figure out a peaceful solution."
Another continued:

"Compromise is not failure," Mobassaleh said. "It's time that politicians start acting like public servants again."
To read full article, please click here. Source: The Daily Star

3 comments:

  1. Written by W.M. Thomson, Protestant minister, in « The Land and the
    > >> Book »,
    > >> published in London in 1870.
    > >>
    > >> * LEBANON DURING 1870*
    > >>
    > >> Lebanon has about 400,000 inhabitants, gathered into more than six
    > >> hundred towns, villages and hamlets...
    > >>
    > >> The various religions and sects live together, and practice their
    > >> conflicting superstitions in close
    >proximity, but the people do not
    > >> coalesce
    > >> into one homogeneous community, nor do they regard each other with
    > >> fraternal feelings.
    > >>
    > >> The Sunnites excommunicate the Shiites - both hate the Druse, and all
    > >> three detest the Nusairiyeh. The Maronites have no particular love for
    > >> anybody and, in turn, are disliked by all. The Greeks cannot endure
    > >> the Greek Catholics - all despise the Jews. And the same remarks apply
    > >> to the minor divisions of this land. There is no common bond of union.
    > >>
    > >> Society has no continuous strata underlying it, which can be opened
    > >> and worked for the general benefit of all, but an endless number of
    > >> dislocated fragments,faults, and dikes, by which the masses are tilted
    > >> up in hopeless confusion, and lie at
    >every conceivable angle of
    > >> antagonism to each other. The omnific Spirit that brooded over
    > >> primeval chaos can alone bring order out of such confusion, and reduce
    > >> these conflicting elements into peace and concord.
    > >>
    > >> ...No other country in the world, I presume, has such a multiplicity of
    > >> antagonistic races ; and herein lies the greatest obstacle to any
    >general
    > >> and permanent amelioration and improvement of their condition
    > >> character,and prospects. They can never form one united people, never
    > >> combine for any important religious or political purpose ; and will
    > >> therefore remain weak, incapable of self-government, and exposed to
    > >> the invasions and oppressions of foreigners. Thus it has been, is now,
    > >> and must long continue to be - a people divided, meted
    >out, and
    > >> trodden down.

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  2. bass 100? Is this how many citizens care for a true solution? :( not good, but a good start, it should be done again and again and again until the politicians get the point.

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  3. For anonymous! I plan to research what you wrote, coz if it's true, then Danng! 7aletna 7aleh

    Coco yes unfortunately, I personally wasn't really interested, I knew there won't be much people and I had given hope that such actions actually reach the selfish politicians! Maybe it needs more time campaigning it, coz i.e. I had only heard of it a coupla days ago... So hopefully better one next time.

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