Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE


 Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE

Holy Shroud of Turin

Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link

AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
AVE MARIA by Katherine Jenkins - video ~ link 
AVE MARIA by Mirusia Louwerse - video ~ link
Orthodox Cherubim Hymn - video ~ link  

Thousands hold rallies in Athens after suicide ~ link ~ Remember that the trigger for the Arab Spring revolutions was the suicide of a young man desperate due to economic conditions.   This could be the start of something!   Stirling       
On Wednesday morning, the 77-year-old retired pharmacist shot himself dead near the parliament in the capital to protest the country’s economic crisis.

Witnesses said the man put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger after crying "I have debts, I can't stand this anymore."

"[The government had] annihilated any hope for my survival and I could not get any justice. I cannot find any other form of struggle except a dignified end before I have to start scrounging for food from the rubbish," read a suicide note found in his pocket.

By nightfall, thousands of demonstrators gathered at the central Syntagma Square where the suicide had taken place to protest extreme poverty and financial desperation.

They carried candles, flowers, and hand-written notes, condemning the economic crisis and chanted slogans such as, "This was not suicide - it was murder committed by the state."

"This is the point, to which they've brought us. Do they really expect a pensioner to live on 300 euros?" said a 54-year-old protester.

Clashes broke out near the parliament when the police fired teargas canisters at a group of protesters throwing Molotov cocktail at them. 

Pensioner shoots himself at Greek Parliament - Refuses to 'search for food in garbage' - with video and photos ~ link ~ The Greek people have not taken things far enough.  However, this may awaken them.   Stirling       

Elite greed causing 'Austerity Suicides' ~ link ~ Mr Christoulas's suicide is the most public expression of despair to date, by a population who are seeing their living standards drop massively due to cuts and "readjustments" demanded by international financiers.

Pensions and benefits have been cut by up to 25%, salaries and public services slashed, whilst taxes have been raised and unemployment is high, as the Greek people are made to suffer for debts incurred following years of complicity between corrupt officials and global loan sharks like the IMF.

Violent protests erupt in Athens over suicide - with video ~ link
The pensioner, named locally as Dimitris Christoulas, shot himself with a handgun a few hundred yards from the Greek parliament, which has been the focus of numerous violent protests against tough austerity measures in recent months. Witnesses report he claimed to be concerned about leaving his children in debt before he took his own life.

In a suicide note left at the scene the man said the Government had "nullified any chance of my survival which was based on a decent salary that for 35 years I alone (without state support) paid for". 

Greece shaken by retiree's suicide in central Athens ~ link 

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