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    Post  burgundia on Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:36 am

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=12978474

    Young demonstrators hurled rocks and fire bombs at riot police as clashes broke out Wednesday in Athens during a mass rally against austerity measures, part of a general strike that crippled services and public transportation around the country.
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    Post  enemyofNWO on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:17 pm

    Greek P.M.: Zionism and the IMF’s Last Best Friend

    By James Petras – February 28, 2011
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    "In the midst of the Arab uprisings throughout the Middle East, at a time when even the European (EU) has publically condemned Israel’s blockade of Gaza and its illegal land seizures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou promised a visiting delegation of American Jewish leaders, that he would do everything possible to undermine EU opposition and promote Israeli economic, diplomatic and political interests in Europe. US Zionists, recently returned from a visit to Athens described Papandreou as by far the most amenable (‘servile’) European leader they have met in recent memory. Papandreou’s slavish submission to Israeli interests includes his promise, to a delegation of U.S. zionist notables, to use his influence to pressure the new Egyptian military junta to continue to uphold the Mubarak agreements with Israel (European Jewish Press 2/11/11). These include the continued blockade of Gaza and support of Israel’s military assaults on Lebanon, Syria and Palestinians. In other words Papandreou is openly supportive of Egypt’s past collaboration with Israeli clandestine assassinations and kidnapping of Arab militants.

    Papandreou demonstrates a greater interest in promoting Israel’s exports to the European market, than the country he ostensibly represents. He promised a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations “to integrate Israel into the European market” (European Jewish Press 2/11/11) while he shrinks the Greeks economy by 10% between 2009-11 and doubles unemployment from 8% to 16%. Papandreou’s gross servility to Israel and the American Zionist power structure is manifested in his cordial reception and recent agreements with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu and his foreign minister, the notorious Zionist-fascist Avigdor Lieberman – the same Lieberman who advocates wholesale expulsion of Palestinians from the West Bank. No Greek Prime Minister, since the Zionist state was founded, has exhibited such a bizarre display of active collaboration with Israel’s colonial claims in the Middle East. No European leader has so eagerly anticipated and implemented the demands of American Zionist organizations with such zeal."

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    Post  burgundia on Thu May 26, 2011 6:50 am

    http://www.disclose.tv/forum/spanish-mouvement-reached-greece-big-time-t52222.html

    Thessaloniki is the 2nd biggest town in Greece with a 1,5 million people living in it



    Athens have similar numbers and growing , every major city in Greece is doing the same thing starting tonight they will occupy a designated space until the government finds a solution to the raping that is taking place for over 4 months now

    For facebook users here are some photos https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater ( Thessaloniki )

    Live feed from Athens http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhp2rd ... lites_news

    I will keep you posted on this one , here is a cool documentary finally available in most major languages ( in subs ) about the situation in Greece and other IMF country's from past years

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xik4kh ... from=embed



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    Post  Sanicle on Thu May 26, 2011 6:56 am

    I so wish them all well. Thanks for keeping us posted Burgundia.
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    Greece general strike prompts violent clashes in Athens

    Post  burgundia on Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:52 am

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/15/greece-general-strike-parliament-clashes

    Hooded youths on the fringes of a major anti-austerity protest in Athens have thrown rocks and firebombs in violent clashes with police at the Greek parliament.

    At a rally of more than 20,000 in the Syntagma Square, police responded with teargas to push the protesters away from barricades erected to protect the parliament building where the government is seeking support for new cutbacks required to avoid a debt default.

    Other demonstrators who had been part of the previously peaceful gathering also clashed with the violent groups of hooded youths, trying to eject them from their rally.

    The protests were part of a 24-hour general strike against the cutbacks, which the country must pass to continue receiving funding from a €110bn (£95bn) international bailout that is preventing Greece from defaulting on its debts.

    A large part of central Athens was closed to traffic and pedestrians as police mounted a huge security operation to allow politicians access to parliament by car. Around 5,000 officers, including hundreds of riot and motorcycle police, used parked buses and crowd barriers to prevent protesters from encircling the building.

    "Resign, resign," the crowd chanted. The protesters included both young and old, and many brought their children, hoisting them onto their shoulders to shield them from the crush.

    Two separate marches organised by trade unions joined the rally in Syntagma. Such demonstrations have often turned violent in the past – three clerks died when rioters torched a bank in Athens last May.

    But the latest austerity drive has brought many people onto the streets for the first time.

    "What can we do? We have to fight, for our children and for us," said Dimitra Nteli, a nurse at a state hospital who was at the protest with her daughter. "After 25 years of work I earn €1,100 a month. Now that will drop to €900. How can we live on that?"

    Her 26-year-old daughter, Christina, said the situation in Greece had led her to leave for the UK to study conflict resolution. "I have no job here. There are no prospects," she said.

    Police spokesman Athanassios Kokalakis said 10 protesters were briefly detained. About a hundred people booed and heckled as cars carrying Prime Minister George Papandreou and President Karolos Papoulias swept past for a meeting.

    The general strike crippled public services across the country, leaving state hospitals running on emergency staff, disrupting port traffic and public transport, and forced radio and television news programs off the air during the morning. Journalists' unions called off their strike to cover developments in Athens.

    Flights, however, were operating normally after the air traffic controllers' union called off their participation in the strike.

    "They keep asking us to give more," said Ilias Iliopoulos, the general secretary of the civil servants' union ADEDY. "Now, again, they will cut our salaries and bonuses, from the little we have left."

    The government needs to pass a new 2012-2015 austerity programme worth €28bn this month or face being cut off from continued funding from the EU and IMF.

    To meet its commitments, Papandreou's Socialists abandoned a pledge not to impose new taxes and have drawn up a four-year privatisation programme worth €50bn, further fuelling protests against austerity by public utility employees and other affected groups.

    Some of the MPs from the governing party have publicly criticised the cuts. One of them defected on Tuesday, reducing Papandreou's parliamentary majority to five in the 300-seat legislature. Another Socialist MP said he would vote against.

    With its credit rating slashed, Greece is being kept afloat by the bailout, but will need extra support to cover funding gaps next year as high interest rates will prevent it from tapping the bond market, contrary to what the original bailout agreement had predicted.

    On Monday night, Standard & Poor's cut Greece's rating from B to CCC, dropping it to the very bottom of the 131 states that have a sovereign debt-rating. That suggests Greece's creditors are less likely to get their money back than those of Pakistan, Ecuador or Jamaica.

    It is an astonishing low for Greece. As recently as January 2009, the country still had a stellar A rating despite a hefty debt burden.

    The Socialists' popularity has plummeted in recent weeks. A weekend opinion poll gave the main opposition conservatives a four-point lead, the first time the party has been ahead since 2009. The next general election is scheduled for 2013.
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    Post  eMonkey on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:30 am

    Live video feeds from Here
    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/livestreaming-greek-general-strike-and-parliament-blockade
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    Post  enemyofNWO on Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:40 am

    Greek Ruling Party Members Rebel: Another MP To Vote Against Bailout So "He Can Safely Walk The Streets"

    "Earlier today, we reported about Kozani Alekos Athanasiadis, a member of parliament for the Greek ruling PASOK party, who in a radio interview said that he would vote against the medium-term program.

    Next up is Giorgos Lianis who has just tendered his resignation as a member of Pasok's central committee, but is keeping his parliament seat and will continue to serve as an independent, leaving the ruling Pasok party with 155 MPs.

    Athens News reports: "Commenting on the public anger over the austerity measures on the Alter television channel late last year, Lianis had declared his intention to leave politics in order to be able to safely "walk the streets."


    http://www.activistpost.com/2011/06/greek-ruling-party-members-rebel.html


    Now in Greece , according to Lianis's above statement , that's the way the politicians should feel about the population . Politicians should be afraid ! As it is now, the population is afraid of the crooks in power . But the natural order of things is that the politicians should be afraid of the population , there is hope that things will change in that direction soon .
    We plebeians have the numbers in our favor . This guy seem to be genuinely afraid that something could happen to him in the street . Let's think about the possibilities there , somebody recognizes him as a traitor that sold out the population and will stub him in the back ...... It is no longer a remote possibility when the majority of the population is condemned to work until the age of 70 so that the country can pay the debts imposed by the Usury system and criminals bankers and politicians . As the unrest spread no politician or Bilderberger or high positioned bankster should feel safe walking down the street from home . That's a natural reaction that reminds me of Gerald Celente say " When people have nothing more to lose they will lose it ! " Traitors have to pay a price .
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    Post  burgundia on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:36 am

    http://www.wearechangegreece.com/?p=3771

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    Violent anti-austerity protests grip Greek capital

    Post  burgundia on Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:39 am

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/19/us-greece-idUSTRE79H1FI20111019?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FworldNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+International%29
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    Post  Carol on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:14 pm


    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/18/us-greece-idUSTRE79H1FI20111018
    Greece braces for shutdown as austerity vote nears
    (Reuters) - Greek ships were harbored and garbage rotted in the streets of Athens on Tuesday as angry workers built momentum for "the mother of all strikes" expected to bring the country to a halt in protest against a new package of tax hikes and wage cuts. Unions representing around half of Greece's 4 million-strong workforce have called a 48 hour general strike for Wednesday and Thursday to protest against a sweeping package of austerity measures due to be passed in parliament this week. A wave of smaller strikes over recent days by groups ranging from rubbish collectors to tax officials, journalists and seamen has given a foretaste of this week's protest which will culminate in mass demonstrations in front of parliament, the scene of violent clashes in June.

    Read more at link above.



    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/18/us-italy-ratings-sp-idUSTRE79H4RZ20111018
    S&P downgrades 24 Italian banks, financial firms
    October 18, 2011 – ROME – Standard & Poor’s on Tuesday downgraded 24 Italian banks and financial institutions, citing renewed “market tensions” and lower economic growth prospects. The action was taken after a review of the implications of a tougher-than-previously-anticipated macroeconomic and financial environment for the Italian banks, the credit rating agency said. “In our opinion, renewed market tensions in the euro zone’s periphery, particularly in Italy, and dimming growth prospects have led to further deterioration in the operating environment for Italian banks,” it said in a statement. -Reuters


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    Post  Carol on Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:18 pm


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15362678
    Greek clashes amid general strike
    Greek protesters angry at the government's austerity policies clash with police, as a 48-hour general strike paralyses the country.


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    Post  Jenetta on Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:13 pm

    Greece Facing Military Coup & Civil War, Imminent Government Collapse Could Happen By Tonight



    http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/11/01/greece-facing-military-coup-civil-war-imminent-government-collapse-happen-tonight-79831/



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    Post  Carol on Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:54 pm


    World markets go into freefall as Greece isolates itself from Eurozone
    November 1, 2011 – Athens, Greece (CNN) — Stock markets in the United States and Europe dropped dramatically Tuesday after Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou stunned the world by calling a national referendum on international aid for his country. The referendum could theoretically force Greece to crash out of the euro and send shock waves through the global financial system. Papandreou is seeking public backing for the bail-out deal, which took months to hammer out. The deal would see the country’s sky-high debts cut in half, but it comes with strings attached which have led to angry demonstrations in the streets of Greece. International lenders are demanding that Athens raise taxes, sell off state-owned companies, and slash government spending — which means firing tens of thousands of state workers. German and French markets were down more than 4% in afternoon trading Tuesday, and the Dow Jones plunged more than 250 points at the opening before recovering very slightly. French President Nicolas Sarkozy will discuss Europe’s debt crisis with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone Tuesday, his office announced. The announcement of the referendum rattled Papandreou’s hold on power Tuesday, as a lawmaker defected from his party, leaving him with a majority of only two in Parliament. Milena Apostolaki announced her resignation from the PASOK party, saying the call for a referendum was “a deeply divisive procedure.” The European debt crisis claimed its first American victim shortly before Papandreou announced the referendum on Monday, as MF Global filed for bankruptcy protection, leaving top Wall Street creditors holding more than $2 billion in debt. -CNN

    Jubilant, just last week that a deal was finally reached by Eurozone leaders to address the Greece debt crisis and stave off financial disaster in Europe- financial markets around the world gloated in historic rises that turned out to be short-lived and non-substantive. The Bible warns that disaster would come unexpectedly upon the world in such moments of hubris: “For when they shall say, Peace and safety: Sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1 Thessalonians 5:3


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    Post  mudra on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:24 am


    The Greek parents too poor to care for their children
    By Chloe Hadjimatheou
    BBC World Service, Athens
    10 January 2012


    Greece's financial crisis has made some families so desperate they are giving up the most precious thing of all - their children.

    One morning a few weeks before Christmas a kindergarten teacher in Athens found a note about one of her four-year-old pupils.

    "I will not be coming to pick up Anna today because I cannot afford to look after her," it read. "Please take good care of her. Sorry. Her mother."

    In the last two months Father Antonios, a young Orthodox priest who runs a youth centre for the city's poor, has found four children on his doorstep - including a baby just days old.

    Another charity was approached by a couple whose twin babies were in hospital being treated for malnutrition, because the mother herself was malnourished and unable to breastfeed.

    Cases like this are shocking a country where family ties are strong, and failure to look after children is socially unacceptable - they feel to Greeks like stories from the Third World, rather than their own capital city.

    One of the children cared for by Father Antonios is Natasha, a bright two-year-old brought to his centre by her mother a few weeks ago.

    The woman said she was unemployed and homeless and needed help - but before staff could offer her support she had vanished, leaving her daughter behind.

    "Over the last year we have hundreds of cases of parents who want to leave their children with us - they know us and trust us," Father Antonios says.

    "They say they do not have any money or shelter or food for their kids, so they hope we might be able to provide them with what they need."

    Requests of this kind were not unknown before the crisis - but Father Antonios has never until now come across children being simply abandoned.

    read on: Arrow http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16472310#story_continues_4

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    Furor in Greece Over Pedophilia as a Disability

    Post  burgundia on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:25 pm

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/furor-greece-pedophilia-disability-15323309#.TwyCWoFVmuI

    Greek disability groups expressed anger Monday at a government decision to expand a list of state-recognized disability categories to include pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs.

    The National Confederation of Disabled People called the action "incomprehensible," and said pedophiles are now awarded a higher government disability pay than some people who have received organ transplants.

    The Labor Ministry said categories added to the expanded list — that also includes pyromaniacs, compulsive gamblers, fetishists and sadomasochists — were included for purposes of medical assessment and used as a gauge for allocating financial assistance.

    But NCDP leader Yiannis Vardakastanis, who is blind, warned the new list could create new difficulties for disabled Greeks who are already facing benefit cuts due to the country's financial crisis.

    "What's happened is incomprehensible. I think there is some big mistake. The ministry should have a different policy on disability," Vardakastanis told the Associated Press. "The list contains major changes to disability quotients, which could effectively remove many people from access to benefits."

    The new list gives pyromaniacs and pedophiles disability pay up to 35 percent, compared to 80 percent for heart transplant recipients.

    "It's really not serious to grant Peeping Toms a 20-30 percent disability rate, and 10 percent to diabetics, who have insulin shots four or five times a day," said Vardakastanis.

    Greece has been fighting to avoid bankruptcy since 2009. Public spending on health and welfare programs has been sharply cut under austerity measures imposed as a condition for receiving emergency loans from the International Monetary Fund and other countries using the euro currency.

    Independently run welfare programs that survived on state grants have been the hardest hit, leaving some disabled groups, including the deaf, facing sudden drops in their standard of care.

    The government is also battling widespread abuse in the welfare system, forcing tens of thousands of disabled people to be reassessed.
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    ANONYMOUS-message to greece

    Post  arvan33 on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:44 am

    http://youtu.be/4eJP9wDhDoI
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    Post  enemyofNWO on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:05 pm

    arvan33 wrote:http://youtu.be/4eJP9wDhDoI



    Arvan33 , please read the article below and judge . With friends like the EU who needs enemies ?

    SNIP
    "The view on the sanctions looks very different from Athens, because Tehran currently supplies its “black gold” to Greece on credit terms of approximately 35 percent, a real lifeline amid Greece’s ongoing fiscal turmoil. An added benefit for Greece, according to EU officials, is that Greek refiners do not have to make payment until 60 days after receiving shipment "



    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=42057

    My two cents worth of opinion is this .

    1) Any deal to take over Greek property obtained under duress shall be declared null and void . Property would be taken back with force !
    2) Declare bankrupt now and make a declaration that all debt and obligation are not to be paid . If the government does not do so , the population would be condemned to misery in perpetuity .
    3) Follow the example of Iceland .
    4) Tell the EU to take a bath , but the deal with Iran Stands .
    5) Ban USA and EU banks from operating in Greece and actually threaten them with jail .........
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    Post  Carol on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:58 pm

    Actually enemyofNWO, your list looks pretty good.

    After watching Mama Mia, I wanted to go to Greece and hangout. There is something about Greece that is magical.


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    Post  burgundia on Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:59 pm

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    Greek police union wants to arrest EU/IMF officials

    Post  burgundia on Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:11 am

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/02/10/uk-greece-police-idUKTRE8190UO20120210


    (Reuters) - Greece's largest police union has threatened to issue arrest warrants for officials from the country's European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders for demanding deeply unpopular austerity measures.

    In a letter obtained by Reuters on Friday, the Federation of Greek Police accused the officials of "...blackmail, covertly abolishing or eroding democracy and national sovereignty" and said one target of its warrants would be the IMF's top official for Greece, Poul Thomsen.

    The threat is largely symbolic since legal experts say a judge must first authorize such warrants, but it shows the depth of anger against foreign lenders who have demanded drastic wage and pension cuts in exchange for funds to keep Greece afloat.
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    Photos from the demonstration in Athens tonight (ongoing)

    Post  burgundia on Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:41 pm

    http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog/2012/02/12/photos-from-the-demonstration-in-athens-tonight-ongoing/

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    the real provocauters

    Post  arvan33 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:49 pm

    http://youtu.be/aWEVNGcwInE
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