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It is a beautiful moment, right now, on the square, in Athens. There is music and people are singing. You, the good people of Greece, have a chance to make history, not just for yourselves but for all of us! Don't give into fear. Stand strong. Break the cycle of corruption and oppression. Now is the time. In solidarity!"Do you hear the people sing?Singing a song of angry men?It is the music of a peopleWho will not be slaves again!When the beating of your heartEchoes the beating of the drumsThere is a life about to startWhen tomorrow comes!Will you join in our crusade?Who will be strong and stand with me?Beyond the barricadeIs there a world you long to see?Then join in the fightThat will give you the right to be free!"
Greek Workers Strike to Protest Shutdown of State Broadcaster
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- current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement
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ens of thousands of Greek workers began a 48-hour strike on Tuesday to protest a new round of austerity cuts that unions say will devastate the poor and drive a failing economy to collapse.
The strike was called by Greece's two biggest labour organisations and is the third in two months against spending cuts and reforms that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras wants parliament to approve on Wednesday to unlock international aid.
Transport was severely disrupted across the country and schools, banks and local government offices were shut. Hospitals were working on emergency staffing.
It just a matter of time. These demonstrations will be coming to a city you live in or near you. With the $16+ trillion dollar national debt and rising every day, Run-A-Way Inflation is just around the corner. This debt can't and never will be repaid. As soon as China stops buying our debt and the American Dollar is no longer the world's reserve money supply, look out for all hell to brake lose here. What's happening in Europe is just childs play to what's going to happen here. Now is the time to prepare!
Athens police plan city-wide crackdown on protests ahead of Merkel visit
Greek police are preparing to close down large sections of the Athens to contain protests against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is visiting the city on Tuesday for talks with the country's Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras.
Authorities issued permits for only two of the planned protests. At least 7,000 police from across the country were deployed in Athens, including rooftop snipers, water cannons and hundreds of undercover agents. Security forces erected steel fences around the capital’s parliament building.
Thousands of protesters filled the streets, and police began to take position ahead of Merkel's visit.
Eyewitnesses reported that police preemptively arrested demonstrators before Merkel's arrival in Athens. At least 26 people were detained near Syntagma Square, including 12 students and every member of a ‘Solidarity Network’ protest bloc, seen with banners and megaphones.
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Greek cabinet agrees 22 pct cut in minimum wage
* Parliament to approve spending, pension cuts
By George Georgiopoulos
ATHENS, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Greek ministers agreed deep cuts to the minimum wage on Tuesday, slashing living standards for low-paid workers as Athens began implementing measures demanded by international lenders in return for a 130 billion euro rescue package. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/28/greece-idUSL5E8DS55520120228
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Two main Greek unions—CSEE and Adedy that together claim more than a million members—called for protests in Athens and Greece's second city Thessaloniki at 1400 GMT over new salary and pension cuts. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/9/35141/World/Internation...
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