Greece hit by nationwide strike over austerity measures

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    Greece hit by nationwide strike over austerity measures


    BBC News - Greece hit by nationwide strike over austerity measures

    Public sector workers in Greece have launched a national strike, with thousands rallying against the government's budget-cutting measures.

    Flights have been grounded, many schools are closed and hospitals are operating an emergency-only service.

    The government wants to freeze pay, gather more taxes and reform pensions.

    EU leaders will discuss Greece's difficulties at a Brussels summit on Thursday amid concern the crisis could threaten the credibility of the euro.

    European finance ministers are also due to hold a teleconference on Wednesday to talk about the issue.

    Public anger,,,,,,,
     
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    Their riots will start in a few hours.

    Ours are probably two months out at the closest.

    For those of you who will need to protect your home, Are you ready?
     
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    Look at Greece.

    Our future isn't going to be all that different.

    Except of course that I doubt the American people will actually have the balls to rise up and protest.

    We'll be so busy blaming our neighbors for our woes, that we won't bother to hold the people who are actually responsible for this mess at fault.

    It's the Republicans' fault!

    No! it's the Democrats' fault!

    Fucking clueless partisan idiots.
     
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