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Finding Order in the Orwellian Chaos ~ link ~ This is an excellent article that I strongly recommend. Stirling
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Athens riots video: New round of clashes and tear gas in Greece - video ~ link ~ Interesting, more and more of the demonstrators are wearing gas masks. There are reports that senior officers in the Greek Armed Forces are considering a military coup to stop the global bankers from looting Greece any more. This will get interesting. Stirling
In pictures: Greeks strike over cuts ~ link
Greek workers begin two-day General Strike - in pictures ~ link
Fierce battles break out amid mass Greek protests - with video ~ link ~ Lawmakers are embarking on their second day of debate on austerity measures that must be passed in votes on Wednesday and Thursday if Greece is to receive another batch of bailout funds to see it beyond the middle of next month. If the votes don't pass, Greece could become the first eurozone nation to default on its debts, and that could send out huge shock waves through the global economy. .
Protesters clash with riot police in Athens strike ~ link
Police clash with rioters as General Strike turns violent ~ link ~ Labour unions have called a 48-hour strike to protest against the measures and more than 5,000 police were deployed to the centre of the capital to deal with expected trouble as a crowd officials estimated at some 20,000 rallied in Syntagma Square, in front of the parliament building.
Greek protests turn violent ~ link ~ YOUTHS hurled rocks and fire bombs at riot police in central Athens today as a general strike against new austerity measures brought the country to a standstill.
Clashes erupt amid Greek protests ~ link ~ The clashes came at the start of a two-day general strike called by unions furious that the government's new austerity programme will slap taxes on minimum wage earners and other struggling Greeks. The measures come on top of other spending cuts and tax rises that have sent the Greek unemployment rate soaring to over 16%.
'Three injured' as Athens police clash with protesters ~ link ~ But many Greeks feel the measures impose harsh and unjust penalties on ordinary pensioners and workers while sparing the wealthy.
Following weeks of protests and rolling strikes, ADEDY, the public sector union representing half a million civil servants, and GSEE, which represents 2 million private sector workers, are stepping up pressure on deputies before the votes.
Greece grinds to a halt as General Strike gets underway ~ link ~ Greece ground to a halt Tuesday as angry workers launched a 48-hour general strike against an austerity drive ordered by its bankruptcy-threatened government in exchange for a European bailout.
Crowds converged early on Syntagma Square, where parliament will vote on sweeping spending cuts as planes, ships and most public transport came to a halt.