[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.Read more »
determination to ‘move beyond anger to creativity’ is driving a strong barter economy in some placesRead more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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