This video is about a general strike in Spain.
Tens of thousands of workers and youth participated in yet another mass rally outside the Vouli (Greek parliament) in Athens yesterday, demanding the overthrow of the Greek government and the so-called second bailout agreement imposed by the European Commission (EC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of huge reductions in wages and pensions and savage spending cuts in health and education: here.
Finally I got the open letter to International public opinion written by famous music composer, politician and anti-memorandum activist Mikis Theodorakis. This is “the truth about Greece” is the title of the letter, where Theorodakis gives his own explanation about the dire situation Greece experience nowadays. A current situation with a long past. One might not agree on some parts, but would definitely applaud some others like corruption, bribes, arms sales: here.
International solidarity with Greece: here.
Campaigners demonstrated outside the European Commission London office today over the EU’s imposition of further austerity packages on Greece: here.
Eurozone governments agreed today to loan Greece another €130 billion (£109bn) and write off €107bn (£90bn) of debts to private creditors – in return for unprecedented control over its economic policy and more pay and pension cuts: here.
Greek deal: More pain for workers, no end to Europe’s crisis: here.
The events in Greece show the true character of the European Union. It is not a means of achieving genuine European unity, but rather an instrument to subjugate all of Europe under the dictatorship of finance capital: here.
Organised workers and allies marched through central Athens on Wednesday in protest at regressive legislation that MPs are working on in a fresh bid to appease government creditors: here.
Berlin transport staff brought the German capital’s metro, tram and bus services to a standstill on Saturday in a 15-hour warning strike to bolster their demand for an above inflation pay boost: here.
Ireland: Lone parents and their children marched from Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance to the General Post Office on Saturday in protest at the Fine Gael-Labour government’s cuts to their benefits: here.
Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group announced on Saturday that it has raised wages by up to 25 per cent – the second significant pay rise in less than two years in the wake of a spate of workforce suicides: here.
USA: Deja Vu in Chicago as Occupying Workers Secure Victory. Allison Kilkenny, In These Times: “More than three years ago, a group of about 200 workers from Republic Windows & Doors organized a six-day sit-in demanding vacation and severance pay after suddenly being laid off near the holidays. A new group of about 65 workers locked themselves inside the same factory this week in a desperate move to save their jobs once again”: here.
- Greek subway workers fight for their rights (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Greek transport workers, doctors strike over austerity cuts [update] (ekathimerini.com)
- Art against nazis, homophobia and austerity (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Greek transport workers, doctors strike over austerity (antiguaobserver.com)
- SYRIZA leader eyes leftist front against austerity (ekathimerini.com)