Archive for April, 2011

Seriously GAM.. What on earth is going in King Faisal Street?

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Why does a promising urban rehabilitation project like the one GAM is doing come with so much agony, dirt, carelessness. This fiasco has been going on for too long. Every reasonable person knows that a major rehabilitation of a street will result in disruptions. But the way the construction work in Faisal Street has been [...]

“Jihadist” violence. Fascist violence. No difference.

Monday, April 18th, 2011

The Jordanian state, media and large part of public opinion are loudly condemning the violence that happened in Zarqa last Friday. Of course, many people are extra nervous because the people who demonstrated in Zarqa belong to an ultra-fundamentalist group. Some call them Salafists. Some call them Takfirists or Jihadists. Whatever. These are scary guys [...]

Who will be Jordan’s entrepreneur of the year?

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

I get contacted by PR agencies quite often to plug product launches and stuff like that for 360east, and I usually decline, unless its something that really interests me. So here is one of those We’ve all been engulfed in the news of political change that is sweeping the region this year. But you know [...]

19 things we have gained/learned already in the struggle for reform in Jordan

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

1. Jordanians have been forced to be interested in politics and public affairs. It’s Politics 101 for many young Jordanians. (Question from a young colleague at the office: “Ahmad.. What is a ‘Leftist’ party?”) 2. Students, workers and other groups suddenly have a voice after years and years of not being heard. Political organizations reflecting [...]