People worldwide against austerity and oppression

Not only in Bulgaria do people oppose austerity, rising prices and government violence. This 2011 video is called Greece: general strike brings country to standstill.

Tens of thousands of Greeks marched around the country during a general strike against austerity: here.

Tens of thousands of workers marched through the centre of Brussels close to the European Union headquarters today, to protest against cuts that have hit their pay and stopped index-linked pay rises, and to demand initiatives to boost employment.

India: Millions of people stayed away from work today as unions launched a two-day general strike against spiralling price rises and government plans to open up the economy [to foreign monopoly corporations]: here.

Protests and strikes brought Egyptian city Port Said to a standstill for a fourth day running today as protesters demanded official accountability over 40 deaths last month.

Egyptian rights groups alleged on Wednesday that police abuse and brutality are on the rise in detention centres and at demonstrations across the country: here.

10 thoughts on “People worldwide against austerity and oppression

  1. And blind Americans still mostly don’t see any of this or understand that it will not be long before we are in the same boat as countries. We’re special; something magickal will happen and prevent the USA from *falling* into similar riots/uprisings/protests…*sigh*


    • In the nineteenth century, there was a certain base for United States “exceptionalism”. People dissatisfied with life in east coast cities might go west, to start farms on free or cheap land (often, American Indians’ land; but that’s another issue), or find gold etc. beyond the “frontier” of the “Wild West”. In this way, the West was a sort of safety valve for tensions in the east.

      Today, there is no more frontier. The gold etc. and much of the land are owned by big corporations. The safety valve is gone.


  2. Italian public transport workers strike over government austerity measures

    Public transportation workers went on strike Wednesday across the country to protest the government’s austerity measures, pay and job cuts. The industrial action involves tram, bus and metro workers and caused traffic jams across the capital, Rome.

    Italy’s parliamentary elections take place February 24 and 25.

    The present industrial action follows a series of strikes and protests against the austerity package of spending cuts and pension changes being imposed by the government of Prime Minister Mario Monti.


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