Athens Protests – Live Blogging – Oct 19, 2011
Unprecedented! It must be the biggest protest since 1974. Already more than 80,000 protests ( some sources speak of 100,000) have gathered in front of the Parliament at Syntagma square, just 1,5 hour after the beginning of today’s demonstration. Members of the public and private sector unions and political parties, students and teachers, but also people without a union or party umbrella flock in downtown Athens to raise their voice against the strict austerity measures that crack down the back bones of the society.
This is the latest stand of the protests as of 13:10 local time.
GREECE LIVE CAM - Massive protest in front of the Greek Parliament
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Greece general strike begins over spending cuts
Thousands of protesters have begun marching in Athens amid tight security.
The 48-hour strike comes as parliament prepares to vote on the latest round of austerity measures, including more tax hikes, pay cuts and job losses.
Greece is struggling to reduce a huge government deficit amid fears it may default and set off a eurozone crisis.
The EU and IMF have demanded tough cuts in return for two bailouts.
The BBC's Chris Morris in Athens says the pace of protests in Greece has been increasing for several weeks.
There have been lightning strikes across virtually every sector of the economy, with rubbish not collected and government ministries blockaded by their own workers.
The strike for Wednesday and Thursday has been called by the two big unions that cover public and private sector workers.
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Syntagma Square Assembly
Greece: The Mother of All Strikes, Oct 19-20/2011
The Mother of All Strikes, the 48-hour general strike of public and private sector where even shops are closed has started already. For 48 hours the country will be paralysed. Greece’ capital is getting ready for a ‘battle’ that would possibly take place in the city’s centre due to an expected wave of protest marches. The 48-hour strike in public and private sector started already and strikers are preparing to raise their voices against the odious measures that will further reduce the living standards of citizens and will circumvent decades-old labour rights.
Massive Greece strike turns violent
A massive general strike brought Greece to a standstill on Wednesday and thousands of angry protesters took to the streets, while parliament prepared to vote on deep public sector cuts.
Greek riot police fired tear gas at hooded youths hurling petrol bombs on the fringes of the strike in Athens on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.
‘THERE WILL BE WAR’
“With these measures they are killing us slowly. There will be war today and I am going to take part,” said 75-year old private sector pensioner Dimitris Panagiotopoulos.
Athens Clashes LIVE: RT at Greece massive protest showdown
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In the streets of Greece, arguably the biggest protest in years is now descending into violence. People are venting their anger against a new package of austerity measures the country is likley to adopt as soon as Thursday.
Athens Public Transport Strike Schedule, Oct 19-20/11
Public transport in Athens will participate only partially to the general strike on October 19-20, 2011 in order to facilitate demonstrators participate in the protests.
Greece Braces For 'Mother Of All Strikes'
Greece is braced for one of the biggest strikes by workers in years as demonstrators protest against austerity measures.
Genesis - Get 'Em Out By Friday
Journalists walk off job to protest Greek cutbacks
Journalists walked out of newsrooms across Greece on Tuesday as tax officials, lawyers and ferry and railway workers scaled up their protests ahead of a two-day general strike to coincide with a vote of new austerity measures in parliament.
Syrians living in Greece protest in Athens
Syrians living in Greece shout slogans during a protest at Syntagma square in support to the peoples unrest in Syria in Athens, Greece, 15 October 2011.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Athens Protests – Live Blogging – Oct 19, 2011
FREE-THINKERS, HYPERBOREANS, BUILDERS OF THE FUTURE,
We are Anonymous.
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This means we will have to set up new institutions today - according to the principles of the world we want tomorrow. We will have to create and BE a new world while the old world has not yet fully withered away. For true greatness is only achieved by they who don't ask for permission - and true freedom is not something that can be given or bestowed upon us - it can only be occupied, conquered, taken up and be (re)claimed.
This means we will have to make ourselves as independent and autonomous from the old world as in any way imaginable. However, we can only do this if all of us cooperate and work and share together: Set up local general assemblies and start organizing your community. Withdraw your money from the banks and - if possible - start investing in local cooperative initiatives that will be able to provide the needs of your local community. Start producing life-necessities, energy and consumer-goods in local cooperatives as much as realistically possible, and stop buying these products from the large multinationals that have monopolized our so-called 'free markets'. Start cooperative initiatives to supply your local community with public services and work out alternative ways of grass roots job creation and the local creation of 'wealth'.
Be creative! Share! Experiment! Improvise! And profit! But most of all: don't give up! It is true that a lot of good work has already been done, but so much more is cautiously showing it's silhouette at the horizon. We, Anonymous, the people, pledge to make it real...
Now show the world some loving - and be Anonymous!
You are expected.
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Video creator kutiman says "This video doesn't intend to promote violence!
this is only my reflection of what is going on around the world.
هاذه هي الديموقراطية الحقيقية
هاذه الفيديو لا يهدف لنشر العنف بأي شكل من الأشكال انه فقط أنعكاس لما يجري حول العام من وجهة نظري.
esta é a real democracia.
Este video não tem a intenção de promover a violência! Esta é apenas a minha reflexão sobre o que está acontecendo no mundo.
Это видео не пропагандирует насилие. Оно лишь отображает то, что происходит в мире
Αυτό είναι η πραγματική δημοκρατία.
Αυτό το βίντεο δεν έχει πρόθεση να προωθήσει τη βία.
Είναι μόνο η σκέψη μου για το τί συμβαίνει σε όλο τον κόσμο.
Ceci est LA démocratie. Le but de cette vidéo n'est pas de promouvoir la violence, mais seulement de partager ma vision de ce qui se passe dans le monde en ce moment.
Special tnx to the musicians , it was a pleasure finding your youtube videos."
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