Bureaucrats’ Trap Undermines the Jordanian Future Uprisings

This trap that the outside opposition may fall into could turn the whole struggle of Jordanian people for social justice and democratic rights into a mere chess game in the hand of the ruling class. The only sound solution for the Jordanian working class is to build their own...

Erasing People through Disinformation: Syria and the “Anti-Imperialism” of Fools

Disreputable outlets, often operating under the aegis of “independent journalism” with purportedly “leftwing” views, are spreading corrosive propaganda and disinformation that aims to strip Syrians of political agency   The years since Russia intervened in Syria on behalf of Bashar al-Assad have been marked by a curious and malign development: the...

The Alleged Plotting Coup Attempt in Jordan… Between Reality and Wishes

The coup scenario against the King of Jordan, Abdullah the Second, led by his half-brother former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Hussein who was placed under house arrest on Saturday is not a surprise for any close observer of Jordanian political scene. Yet, the alleged plotting attempt announced by the...

What is the Regime Trying To Do: HDP, Elections and Beyond…

Everyone agrees that the closure case against the HDP (People’s Democratic Party  (Kurdish party in alliance with some socialist groups)) is of critical importance, together with its causes and consequences. Of course, when the problem is the "Kurds" and the Kurdish political movement, it is inevitable for the historical...

Beyond the Pandemic… Protests and the March 24 Mobilization!

The protests sparked in Jordan after the death of nine Covid19 patients at Al Salt hospital last week due to lack of oxygen. They reflect more than just anger resulted by the pandemic. In fact this mobilization was highly predicted as an unavoidable result of the social-political accumulations.   By Tamer...

The Rebellion of the Bosphorus and the Anger of the Palace

While we do not know where and when the mass movements will explode, the deepening contradictions are the signal flare of future revolts. Such as Turkey, a country with deep democratic and economic problems, this possibility is always on the table. The resistance of the university students and lecturers...

Jordan After Ten Years of the Arab Uprisings

Jordanian monarchy managed to govern the intensity of the secondary contradiction which existed within the regime itself; between the neoliberals and the bureaucrats. It was also able to tame the most opposite political parties from the far-right religious wings to the so-called leftist forces. Yet, this monarchy cannot avoid...

Ten Years of Revolutions in the Arab World

On December 17th 2010, the fruit salesman Mohamed Bouazizi set fire to his own body in protest against both the seizure of his apples and police corruption in the rural city of Sidi Bouzid, in the Tunisian inland. By Fábio Bosco   In a few days, the protests spread over the whole...

Loot, Lies, Collapse

According to the economy minister, Albayrak (Erdogan’s groom), "everything is fine" in the economy. He was not keeping the exchange rate on purpose! However, the Turkish Lira continues to lose value every time he speaks. The dollar is based on TL 9, and the Euro on TL 10! So...

Cyprus: The Past and Today of the Endless Story

The "endless story" continues! Elections were held in North Cyprus. Ersin Tatar, the right-wing UBP candidate supported by the palace regime had won with 51.47% and with a difference of 4500 votes. by Hakkı Yükselen / Kırmızı Gazete   22.10.2020 Tatar, in his speech after the elections, firstly thanked Turkey’s President Erdogan...

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