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0:00 Intro 4:23 Political Curiosity 18:42 The Same Story 28:29 Broader Alliance 35:43 National Elections 51:38 Hezbollah 1:00:09 Not Leaving 1:08:51 Clarity 1:14:37 Lebanese Forces & Opposition We're with Rawad Taha for Episode 274 of The Beirut Banyan. Click to watch: https://youtu.be/ekKbRFkfIIs We discuss Rawad's political activism, how the readings of Samir Kassir impacted his views and whether the current aspirations of Minteshreen match those from the buildup to the March 14 movement. Our conversation includes expectations from local elections, working with broader alliances for next year's parliamentary elections and the wider debate surrounding Hezbollah's security apparatus and varied opposition views on the Lebanese Forces. Rawad Taha is a member of Minteshreen. Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.beirutbanyan.com Music by Marc Codsi. Animation & illustration by Sana Chaaban.