Posted August 18th, 2012 by free_german

[in German; use Google translate!] On a Greek island near Athens tax investigators have been attacked by an angry crowd. When they arrested the owner of a restaurant, the demonstrators threw stones and fireworks. The riot police had to move up.

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Greece develops cashless, Euro-free currency in tight economy

Posted March 16th, 2012 by abexman

determination to ‘move beyond anger to creativity’ is driving a strong barter economy in some places

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Biggest Strike Yet Brings Greece to Halt

Posted October 19th, 2011 by Nemi

The 48-hour walkout by Greek workers on Wednesday and Thursday has been dubbed "the mother of all strikes" by leading Greek daily Ta Nea. These are the biggest strikes since the debt crisis began in the country almost two years ago. By noon on Wednesday, thousands of protesters were ringing parliament as part of massive demonstrations against the latest raft of austerity measures — measures that parliament is expected to pass this week.

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Tear gas? Woof! It's Sausage the Athens riot dog!

Posted October 9th, 2011 by slayer548

Meet Sausage the riot dog, an amiable ginger mongrel resident of Syntagma Square in central Athens, who doesn't mind if you show up for a day of mayhem as long as he can join in.

Whenever there's a demonstration, Sausage is there, always taking the side of the protesters and cheerfully lending a sense of comic relief to the occasionally violent proceedings.

It's made him a local celebrity. He's appeared on the front of just about every newspaper in Greece and wagged his tail on TV screens and websites around the world.

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Young Greeks pose a challenge for government

Posted June 14th, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar

From the LA Times - "Generation 700"... Greeks in their 20s and 30s who are highly educated but face high unemployment, are criticized by their elders for lacking initiative. They counter that the system has failed them.

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The Legendary Athens Greece Riot Dog

Posted May 11th, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar

2 videos of a dog in Greece, apparently named Loukanikos, that's been "taking part" in riots there since 2008. Perhaps we need to get this dog over here to learn some civil disobedience techniques in Keene, NH? 2nd video available here:

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Cash Transactions over 1500 Euros Made Illegal in Greece

Posted February 16th, 2010 by TruthNeverChanges

This is a close step to a cashless society. Greece has a new law going into effect Next Year which will make it illegal to conduct cash transactions over 1500 Euros. For such transactions, it's Credit/Debit cards and checks only.

This may very well be next for the USA, as we know the Powers that be seems to test their systems on other countries and implement them here.

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