Teachers protest Jordan government’s closure of union and harsh crackdown

By Jean Shaoul, 4 August 2020

As poverty and social unrest rise, the government has used the draconian emergency laws introduced in March to curtail democratic rights.

Jordanian teachers continue strike into second week

By Jean Shaoul, 21 September 2018

The teachers’ strike comes at a time of mounting anger over the soaring cost of living and the detention of activists calling for political reform.

Jordan’s prime minister resigns amid massive protests against IMF-dictated austerity

By Jean Shaoul, 5 June 2018

On Saturday, despite King Abdullah’s announcement suspending price increases for fuel, electricity and water, some 200,000 took to the streets.

German parliament votes to redeploy troops to Jordan

By Johannes Stern, 24 June 2017

German troops will now be even closer to the war zones in Syria and Iraq.

Jordanian police captain opens fire at US-run training center in Amman

By Thomas Gaist, 10 November 2015

A Jordanian police officer, who reportedly worked as a trainer at the US-run facility, killed at least two American military contractors before being killed himself in a firefight.

Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria

By Thomas Gaist, 1 July 2015

Turkish and Jordanian military forces are on the brink of intervening in Syria to establish occupation zones in the northern and southern areas of the country.

ISIS releases video of barbaric execution of Jordanian pilot

By Will Morrow, 4 February 2015

As with previous ISIS killings, the murder of al-Kasasbeh plays directly into the hands of imperialism.

Jordan deploys troops along border with Iraq

By Jean Shaoul, 2 July 2014

The civil war in Iraq is drawing in Washington’s allies in the region, including Jordan—long hailed as an oasis of stability in the Middle East.

Jordan on the brink of disaster

By Jean Shaoul, 29 January 2013

Last week’s elections in Jordan resulted in a large majority for tribal leaders, pro-monarchy loyalists and businessmen.

Jordan hit by protests against fuel hikes and Abdullah’s rule

By Jean Shaoul, 4 December 2012

For weeks, thousands of people in towns and cities throughout Jordan have taken to the streets in protest against the government’s decision to end fuel subsidies.

In preparation for wider war, Pentagon deploys task force in Jordan

By Bill Van Auken, 11 October 2012

In preparation for a wider war in the Middle East, the Pentagon has deployed a 150-strong task force in Jordan.

US-backed monarchy loots Jordan amid continuing protests

By Jean Shaoul, 6 September 2011

Last January, protesters took to the streets of Amman and other cities in Jordan demanding better living conditions and political change.

King Abdullah replaces Jordanian cabinet

By Patrick Martin, 2 February 2011

The new government is headed by former a former prime minister, Maruf Bakhit, who is identified with ballot-rigging and security crackdowns.