Greek general strike, 18 October

This video says about itself:

Oct 8, 2012 by TheRealNews

The first general strike against the new coalition government boosts the confidence of left organisers in the Greek city of Chania.

From Reuters news agency today:

Greece‘s main public and private sector labour unions will hold a 24-hour strike on 18 October to protest new austerity measures sought by the near-bankrupt country‘s international lenders, a union official said on Wednesday.

The GSEE and ADEDY unions decided to strike with the Greek government locked in talks with the European Union and International Monetary Fund on new austerity measures in exchange for the next tranche of a multi-billion-euro bailout.

“We want the government to withdraw these horrible measures, which have brought us such misery,” said Ilias Iliopoulos, general secretary of public sector union ADEDY. The Oct. 18 nationwide strike will coincide with a European Union summit.

Britain: David Cameron and his voodoo economics Chancellor are so obsessed with Plan A that they cannot envisage an alternative even when the IMF high priests of neoliberalism have spotted that it’s not working: here.

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