There are no words to describe the atrocities caused by the tragedy that struck Beirut and its people on August 4 at 6:08 p.m. Hundreds dead or missing, thousands injured, and even more left homeless. The physical and infrastructural damage is massive, yet the psychological toll may be even worse. In the past ten months, the Lebanese rose against a decades-old system of sectarian, economic, and social violence, only to be silenced yet again by an oligarchy that dug an ever deeper grave for an already ailing population. The desolate narrative of resiliency that has so often accompanied the Lebanese people must finally be put to rest. No society can repeatedly withstand governance failures, exploitative policies, the pillaging of its state, the disregard for its basic rights, and all forms of violence it’s subjected to.
The Beirut explosion is the latest disaster – Lebanese ruling elite must face justice
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