Greek, Spanish pro-democracy movements continue


This video from Greece says about itself:

Greek Revolution. Join the #GreekRevolution

Edit: This video is based on an old Apple commercial with real pictures of Spain and Greece.

This is a positive message to ask you all to join the revolution that started in Spain.

It has to be peaceful, inclusive, everyone is welcome.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

GREECE: CALL FOR A ‘POLITICAL GENERAL STRIKE’

The Popular Assembly in session on Sunday night in the Vouli (parliament) square in Athens

An enormous rally of youth and workers with their families at the Vouli (Greek parliament) square in Athens on Sunday demanded for the fifth consecutive night the overthrow of the government of prime minister Yiorghos Papandreou.

Once again, the most popular slogan was ‘Take the Accord and get out of here’, the Accord being the savage austerity measures imposed through an agreement of Papandreou with the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission.

Last Saturday night the Popular Assembly, which meets at the centre of the square every night, decided to add the following two very significant paragraphs to last Friday’s resolution.

‘Resolution of the Popular Assembly of the Vouli Square.

‘We call for Sunday, 29-05-2011, to be a pan-European rising! To a common struggle of the peoples of Europe and of the world against our common problems.

‘We call on workers, associations, trades unions, to move forward to a general political strike independent of their trade union leaders and to get united.’

It is estimated that over 250,000 people took part in the rally, coming along in a joyful mood to the square and staying for a few hours. Between 8-10 pm last Sunday night it is estimated that some 80,000 people were in the square.

The masses of working class people who came made the rally much more political and determined. Several trade union banners were hung around the square.

As the Popular Assembly last Sunday night there were so many that wanted to speak that numbers were distributed and then drawn by lot.

In short speeches, speakers castigated the government and demanded its overthrow. Many women and students spoke – some only to say how happy they were just to be there and insisting that no-one would go away until the government goes away. The Assembly decided on square rallies every night at 6.00pm. Square rallies took part in many Greek cities.

See also here.

Greece: people in revolt against plunder from IMF / EU: here.

Spanish anti-austerity protests spread to more cities: here.

Italian portworkers have clashed with police in a number of protests following the announcement of sweeping job cuts. The job cuts constitute part of the Berlusconi government‘s latest round of austerity measures: here.

Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar, Former Chairman Of Major Egypt Bank, Arrested On Charges Of Sexually Abusing Hotel Maid: here.

Egypt: Hossam el‑Hamalawy, a leading voice in the revolution, was summonsed to appear before a military tribunal: here.

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    Egypt: Bloggers will hold a “day of online protest” tomorrow to put pressure on the ruling junta to investigate the abuse of protesters – including claims that soldiers subjected female detainees to “virginity tests.”

    The claims were highlighted in a recent Amnesty International report, which said 18 arrested women protesters reported being threatened with prostitution charges and forced to undergo the tests. They also say they were beaten and given electric shocks.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/105334

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