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#Feb16 it’s time to create change in Lebanon…

February 16, 2011

What's going to Happen, Wednesday 16 Feb 2011 trella.org©2011

We all feel that there are things we need to change in our Country.
We also all have different concerns, different things we want to change?
We have different ways we want to change…
some of us, have had enough, and are starting today February 16, 2011

now is your turn to share.. What do YOU want to change in Lebanon?
(please share your opinions, changes and thoughts below)

Edit: the picture says: “what is going to happen?”
well let me rephrase, Nothing is going to happen if we don’t make it happen. So, let’s make change happen.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 16, 2011 12:35 pm

    We have to change the way we view our society and realize the enormous amount of power we have regardless of who is “leading the country” politically. We don’t need them… In fact, they need us!
    If everyone realizes the power of the individual, it would take ONE election to turn this country upside down and take things in the direction we would all like to be in!

  2. February 16, 2011 12:36 pm

    “We don’t need them… In fact, they need us!” very true! that’s one thing we HAVE to understand.

  3. February 16, 2011 1:24 pm

    IS this where the #feb16 started on twitter? *wondering*

  4. February 16, 2011 2:06 pm

    I am kind of upset after what happened today, but initiatives are the reason why our mentality (Lebanese) is that special -both in good and bad way.

    To put things in the right perspective we need to point the following:

    – Yes, the revolution is not a fashion, its a passion.
    – The fact that Egypt and Tunisia had revolutions doesnt mean we should, BUT it doesnt mean we shouldnt either. The question is: do we need a change? If yes, then go for it. Simply put.
    – We are not talking about bloody demonstrations here. We are talking about creating incentives for people to voice the belief they buried under the dust of daily needs which led them to become loyal customers to sectarianism more than being believers in it. In Lebanon we can change WITH everyone, it won’t work against anyone. The key of change is a framework based on new developed system with mutual benefits for all people.
    – But most importantly, we need to have a clear vision what we want (beside what we are against). If we had the right to decide, what kind of systems this country has to adopt?

  5. Judith Williamson permalink
    February 18, 2011 12:21 am

    Money: Demand accountability, where do your taxes go? What are the wages of your public employee bosses? How much does your govt spend on key areas in society? (Health, education, infrastructure, security, military)

    Media: Demand impartial journalism and protect the rights of TV/radio stations to present the truth from the ground, the good and the bad. Demand sponsorship for local radio stations.

    Military: Demand that they do their duty and be beyond reproach, stop torture, stop being complicit with other régimes torture. Demand that they swear publicly that their first duty is to the people and to the proper defence of the country. Demand that the military be paid fairly and not be subject to bribes by government nor rich individuals with another agenda.

    Education: Demand free education. Your children are your future.

    • February 18, 2011 12:26 am

      thank you. definitely. there are alot of Questions that need to be answered and no doors to knock on to reach those.

      What we want to start is an independent movement. Forget the government.
      If we need water, we want manage this without them.
      Economy. we want to manage it without them.
      Education. Media. Ecology. Tourism. etc. we want to run them the way they should be without them. grassroots reaching for the sun.

  6. Judith Williamson permalink
    February 18, 2011 8:27 pm

    You have a lot to do to start from scratch.

    I would say choose key areas/issues, choose those with the most knowledge/expertise in those areas, eg clean water/sanitation, food/distribution, health/education, get the information out to everyone about it and how to participate, hold regular meetings for each area/issue and make decisions, make notes and publish them. Get as many people as possible linked into modern communications.

    I used to help organise sit-ins at University back in the 1980’s, and have organised pop festivals to raise money for Médécins Sans Frontières too, and that was all before mobile phones, so it was a lot harder, but not impossible.

    I wish you great luck and look forward to hearing about your progress.

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