Lebanon dealing with garbage in its streets and in its political system

As I was reading about that Saudi prince who got nabbed in Lebanon for packing two tons of pep pills onto his private jet, I realized that it had been a while since I heard anything about Beirut’s “You Stink” protests, over the Lebanese government’s inability to even handle trash collection. Well, there’s a reason… Continue reading Lebanon dealing with garbage in its streets and in its political system

Lebanon’s garbage crisis turns violent

People in Beirut have finally had enough with their government’s inability to clear the trash from the streets of their city, and so last week and over the weekend thousands of them took to those same streets in protest. The protests, part of a new movement that’s aptly called “You Stink,” prompted a violent response… Continue reading Lebanon’s garbage crisis turns violent