An anti-austerity protest march in the Greek capital Athens turned violent Wednesday as a general strike, of which the protest was part, halted flights, ferries and public transportation across the country. Thousands joined similar anti – austerity marches across the country to protest against sancions imposed by the EU that have plunged many Greek citizens into poverty. A small group of protesters threw petrol bombs and fired flares at riot police after the marchers were halted. Police responded with tear gas.
While riot police were dealing with the violent protestors, other police officers, protesting against pay cuts and other measures imposed because of EU economic controls blocked the entrance to a Finance Ministry building.
The new measures that will be imposed beyond the end of Greeceâ€™s third bailout next year, including pension cuts and tax hikes, will only serve to strengthen opposition in Greece to continued membership of the EU and patricularly the Eurpean single currency (Eurozone) which Germany has used to shaft many of the EU’s smaller member states. The left-led coalition government agreed to the cuts as part of a deal with the countryâ€™s international creditors to release funds from its bailout. Needless to say those creditors, with the complicity of the Euronazi bureaucratic dictatorship in Brussels has shat on the Greek people to serve the interests of big finance and corporate business.
At the height of the strike action, thousands of protesters marched through central Athens toward parliament in a series of demonstrations. “No to the new looting of salaries and pensions,” civil servants union ADEDY said.
Police union members hung a giant banner off the side of Lycabettus Hill in the center of Athens, with a slogan in German and Greek reading “how much is the life of a Greek policeman worth?”
Public hospitals were functioning with emergency staff only, while public transport was disrupted, leaving many main roads gridlocked in the capital. Intercity trains were not running, and there was no subway service between Athens airport and the city. Courts were shut while lawyers and notaries public backed away from official duties, and customs and local government offices were closed.
Air traffic controllers were holding a four-hour work stoppage in the middle of the day, leading to the rescheduling or cancellation of more than 150 flights. Ferries were also tied up in port until late Friday after seamen began a four-day strike Tuesday.
Unless bailout funds are unlocked, Greece would once more struggle to meet a spike in debt repayments due this summer and face another brush with bankruptcy.
In parliament, lawmakers were debating the measures that include additional pension cuts in 2019 and higher income tax from 2020, ahead of a Thursday midnight vote.
Why is Washington Worried As Georgia’s Turns To Russia?
Analysis of results from opinion polls taken conducted throughout 2015 in the small Caucasian nation of Georgia show a trend of reducing support for governmentâ€™s aims of joining the European Union and NATO. â€œThat coincides with increasing support for anti-West and pro-Russia political groups in Georgia’s elections,â€ a report suggests.
European Parliament: Dictatorial Martin Schulz dissolves EEFD Group of Euro-skeptics
The Daily Stirrer has always said that the european Union was not an association of free states collaborating to make trade easier, but a bureaucratic dictatorship under the palsied heel of which the freedom and sovereigfnty of democratic nations wouldf be crushed. Here’s an example of an EU Bureaucrat autocratically overruling the democratically expressed with of the voters.
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Soon You Will Be Able To Give All Your Money To The EU … or face the consequences
While France’s Hollande and Spain’s Rajoy are making placatory noises about the unique nature of the Cyprus bank deposit snatch of 2013 was a ‘unique situation’ and that banks and not depositors should be responsive for insolvency, none other than Dutch Finance Minister Dijsselbloem has admitted what we all knew: DIJSSELBLOEM SAYS LEVY ON WEALTH IS DEFENDABLE IN PRINCIPLE
After Europe’s Political Earthquake Scandal, Sleaze, and Corruption Are Gifts for Le Pen, UKIP and Eurosceptics
Our New Unhappy Lords, the smooth faced, soft handed pen pushers and bean counters of europes ruling bureaucratic dictatorship must have though they were coasting towards their goal of integratinf the European Unions member states into a single federal technocracy. Unfortunately for them they voters are not as stupid or apethetic as they imagined, neiher were the politicians of establishment parties as competent as they claimed.
Euro Corruption: This Will Make Globalists Understand Why They Should Have Voted For UKIP
We are faced with demands for larger budget contributions from member states to the cash hungry monster that is EU Bureaucracy. A casual analysis however reveals the only thing the European Union administrative authorities do efficiently is waste our money on vanity projects. A closer inspection however shows bureaucratic incompetenve and vanity is a lesser problem for Europe than the cancer of corruption that has spread through every level of the Union.
If There Is An Anti EU Surge Across Europe What Should Cameron Do?
There is a solar storm of anti European Union feeling surging across the EU, from Finland to Greece. The integrationist bureaucratic dictatorship in Brussels has devivered economic disaster, political chaos and foreign policy humiliation and yet they march on toward the abyss proclaiming theirs is the only way. As the UK Independence Party are one of the largest and best organised anti – EU parties, the shock waves of a protest vote will be felt more acutely in Britain.
Grand Theft Euro
When this report popped up on Reuters news feed, market analysts at Zero Hedge thought the article, titled â€œEU executive sees personal savings used to plug long-term financing gapâ€, which leaked a proposal by the European Commission, was a hoax. as hours passed without a retraction appearing however, it became apparent that the story is true …
Financial Crisis? The Dow Has Already Fallen More Than 1000 Points From The Peak Of The Market
The dramatic falls in world wide stock markets over the past week hows that the Daily Stirrer finance expert was correct in predicting this, such recovery in the global economy as has happened since 2008 has been the result of printing money and manipulating the markets. This latest action is part of a massive heist by the bankers to drain the value from our savings and pensions
Financial Coup in Greece? Source: Le Monde Diplomatique
From France Le Monde Diplomatique reports that four months after Syrizaâ€™s victory in the Greek election, with the traditional parties of government, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok) and New Democracy (right wing) have been completely destroyed. The first radical leftist government since the â€œmountain governmentâ€ at the time of the German occupation is still very popular despite its struggles to resist EU presure for more austerity.
Death By Debt Of Western Civilization?
As an election looms in 2015, with an echo sounding by election just weeks away, the british economy has bounded into recovery after looking to have stagnated for a couple of years. but is everything as it seems, can we really believe that growth is up while unemployment and inflation are down. Or is it all just more smoke and mirrors.
Former Portugese Leaders Calls For A Debt Default
Mario Soares, the former Portugese first minister has spoken out against austerity measures imposed by the E U and called on Portugese politicians to opt for an Argentine style default.
The European Union May Be on the Verge of Regime Collapse
Europe panics at possibility of Grexit
The Pain In Spain – Will This Be The Next country To Rebel Against EU Tyranny
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