A group of activists launched the campaign "Laa2" ("No" in Arabic) against the elevating prices in Jordan. This campaign was the latest after a multiplying chain of strikes and demonstrations against worsening working conditions and increasing taxes and prices in Jordan, the recent of which is the 25% price increase on all dairy products.
A 25% increase on all dairy products means an extra 30% profit for the owners of big factories. Since fresh milk cannot be stored for more than one day, this leaves farmers under the mercy of factories, selling them milk at low prices. Fortunately, small factories can still manage to produce and sell dairy products at relatively lower prices.
Laa2's first physical stand shall be during the week of 16-23 November 2007, calling for the people of Jordan to boycott dairy products for the sake of their "children, for their houses and for their pockets". As mentioned in the campaign's promotional flier, people can stop their dairy intake for one week without it affecting their health nor nutrition. They can also still purchase the products from small factories and their distributors.
The flier also reads, "Laa2 is against the increase of prices of oil, bread and main goods as well as university fees and commercializing education. Laa2 is against the absence of the government's role in economy and the market's chaos. It is against the illegal sale of natural resources. It is against careless treatments to people's souls as happened in Baqa'a, Al Mafrag and Sakib. Laa2 is against turning our beloved country into a free zone."
"This campaign has started with boycotting dairy companies," said an active member from JCP, "which only care about their profit, regardless of the bad consequences on people's living."
He continues, "unfortunately the majority of Jordanians don't believe in themselves. They do not believe they can make a change.
"This campaign should be just a start against the economic strategy that the government is following since the uprise of 1989."
Laa2 was initiated by the youth of Jordanian Communist Party and Jordanian Communist Toilers Party.
Fore more info please contact Laa2 on info (at) Laa2 (dot) info.
Link to official website: http://laa2.info