Greek workers keep fighting austerity

Keep Talking Greece blog says about this video:

Oct 20: Athens Protests – Live Blogging in English-News, Pcts, Videos

Thousands and more thousands Greeks gathered for second consequent day outside the Parliament for a sound anti-austerity protest. Inside the Parliament government ministers try their best to convince ruling party PASOK deputies to vote for the multi-bill, the grave stone over citizens’ economic situation and labour rights.

Members of PAME, the union of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) rushed as early as 9 o’clock in the morning and took position next to the parliament barriers. They formed a human chain in order to prevent crowds to near the building and ‘force’ riot police to intervene with the usual means: tear gas and violence.

Video: A sea of protesters.

Greece was hit on Wednesday, the first day of a 48-hour general strike, with the biggest protests since the fall of the military regime in 1974: here. And here.

“We need the help of workers in Europe,” says Athens protester: here.

My life in austerity Greece: here.

Greece’s Ruling Party PASOK Postpones Employees’ Payments: here.

2 thoughts on “Greek workers keep fighting austerity

  1. Portuguese general strike to coincide with draft austerity budget

    On Monday, the country’s two largest unions proposed holding a general strike to protest against the government’s austerity plans to coincide with its presentation of a draft budget to parliament. A date for a strike is to be decided this week.

    Portugal last had a general strike in late November, which according to unions was the largest ever.

    The government has been cutting spending and raising taxes to meet the terms of a €78 billion ($108 billion) European Union/International Monetary Fund bailout.


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