Early days yet but these protests are potentially significant not least for imperialism in the region. Al-jazeerah reports this morning that demonstrations have been building up in the provinces for at least the last three months where they have been going on on a daily basis. Saudi Arabia has cut its subsidies to the country and further austerity is the answer as everywhere. There's a danger as seeing these protests, as the left probably will,as "anti-IMF" but they are more profound than that involving all sectors of the oppressed including refugees, men and women and different reglions. The unions have called a one-day strike and in the mass demonstrations in Amman, I only saw one Jordanian flag. Amman is central to US and British policy in the Middle East.
4 June, 2018 - 14:05#1
Protests in Jordan