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The 2009 Economy Protest Thread - kudos France !

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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 03:09 PM
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IMHO, the French have tipped the scales. Watch out for more protests in coming days.

French Workers Strike to Protest Economy


www.voanews.com...

No letup in Greek farmers' protest against plunging prices.


www.eubusiness.com...

Putin faces 'wave of popular rage' over economy


www.theage.com.au...




posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 03:15 PM
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Protests bring down Iceland’s government



www.socialistworker.co.uk...

The European Protest Movement Is Europe in "Pre revolutionary" Mode?



www.globalresearch.ca...


Are the attacks against police stations, the exclusive Athens boutiques and their private security companies (or goons) all part of an overall general exasperation with current policies which have bred intolerable social inequity , and are part of a popular uprising against the ruling classes and their valets the law enforcement stooges? “.


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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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Latvia Protest Sparks Clashes Outside Parliament; 126 Detained


www.bloomberg.com...

Baltic anti-government protests spread to Lithuania


www.dw-world.de...

World Economic Forum attendee wants your ideas.
Bruce Nussbaum, a Business Week reporter is in Switzerland, at the Meeting and he will ask your questions if you post them to his blog.
www.businessweek.com...

[edit on 29-1-2009 by venividivici]



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 03:52 PM
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What about the good old US of A?? Have we become too lazy to defend our own well-being?

Edit: Star and Flag BTW for anything to do with people getting up off their fat a$$es and DOING SOMETHING!!!

[edit on 29-1-2009 by Total Reality]



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 04:03 PM
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Nah, there's a few of us out there that are willing to go to the mat...I started a thread last week about sending teabags to our congressional reps and senators for a good 'ol fashioned Tea Party that was pretty much met with a resounding silence, though.... details here: www.abovetopsecret.com...'

Not trying to hijack, but it does seem that Americans, for the most part, are a very complacent and docile bunch when it comes to confronting their criminal government...but you get what you deserve, eh?

Now that the state of Kalifornia is withholding tax returns, in essense stealing money from taxpayers, one would expect to see a protest or two..but no...It makes me wonder if Americans even deserve the limited freedoms that they have left

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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 04:07 PM
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If China blows, watch out. The Tianemen Square protest will look like a tea party.

www.rfa.org...


Fears for stability The head of China's judiciary has called on courts to maintain social stability amid the global economic slowdown, saying the number of labor disputes had jumped by 94 percent in the first 10 months of 2008, compared with the same period the year before.


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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 04:14 PM
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well, i for one will not go quietly, as I wrote about in this thread. I'd appreciate if you'd read, you don't have to comment if you don't want. I think we should get organized. Easier said than done, huh? In the mean time I'd recommend doing anything you can, even little shows of anarchism and non-compliance.

[please visit the above link]



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 04:24 PM
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Protests planned in Thailand again.

Red shirts take aim at Gov't House


nationmultimedia.com...


protesters would block every access to the seat of government until the demands were met



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 04:44 PM
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Add Bulgaria to the list of growing countries on the EDGE.


Hundreds of Bulgarian protesters clashed with police, smashed windows and damaged cars in Sofia when a rally against corruption and the economic crisis turned into a riot last week.



www.telegraph.co.uk...



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 05:54 PM
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yes yes yes........people need to stand up and say NO to class warfare and the primarily globalist financial/corporate agenda to PRIVATIZE the profits and Socialize the LOSSES with the MEDIA being the obedient lap dogs for the Elite with the judiciary leverage...vs. the upper middle class -lower classes as well as Soverign gov't who they are trying to put on the hook for continuing losses.



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by Total Reality
What about the good old US of A?? Have we become too lazy to defend our own well-being?

Edit: Star and Flag BTW for anything to do with people getting up off their fat a$$es and DOING SOMETHING!!!

[edit on 29-1-2009 by Total Reality]


We Americans can just send our creditors and tax collectors IOU's. It's not like we will have an alternative in the future. See if they can bail that out.

No need to run around yelling and destroying things.



posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 07:18 PM
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As many as 40 million Chinese who moved from the country to the city to find work are expected to lose their jobs this week as the New Year celebrations come to a close.



Am I reading this right?

It is stated twice in the article that tens of millions will lose jobs in one fell swoop.


Central Communist Party School, who estimated that between 20 and 30 per cent of the 130 million provincial Chinese who moved to the city for employment would find themselves obsolete.


www.telegraph.co.uk...

A jobless man is an angry man, someone once said !



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:06 PM
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Good rundown of the players in the revolution that is "in the air" in Europe.

Governments across Europe tremble as angry people take to the streets



www.guardian.co.uk...


The Latvian central bank's governor went on national television this week to pronounce the economy "clinically dead. We have only three or four minutes to resuscitate it".


Wow. Could you imageine the IMPACT that statement would have had if Paulson spoke truthfully .

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posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 12:31 AM
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www.kolotv.com...
Add this from Nevada. UNR students protesting a 45% cut in higher education funds. Threatening to close whole campuses across the state.

Edit to add:

This is going to ruffle some social feathers here as well. And as this economy unwinds we will see more and more Madoffs exposed. Which will likely piss everyone off once they figure out how badly they've been screwed. The following ATS thread is about the drying up of unemployment benefits.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 31-1-2009 by projectvxn]



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 02:41 AM
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I will go to any rally within driving distance. Given the economic circumstances, I can't exactly fly across the country to protest.


I am a little surprised that there has not been ANY demonstrations against Gov. Bailouts.

And don't get me started on the moronic French .. they are not heroes, they are not brave, they are not protesting for any cause.. they are being French. And that one noun is all that needs to be said about that. French.



posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 12:07 PM
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AllseeingI posted this thread about potential squater revolts in Ohio.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Looks like this thread is going to get very, very long.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 12:53 AM
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More than 100 killed in island protests


www.independent.co.uk...



Police had previously confirmed 44 deaths, with most of those in a store that was burnt during looting on Monday when an anti-government protest degenerated into violence.




Tens of Thousands March on Thailand's Government House


www.voanews.com...

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posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 01:01 AM
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I find it VERY telling that there was ZERO coverage in most major US Newspaper on Sat. regarding the massive protests in Russia and elsewhere. That says to me that there is a concerted effort to keep Americans in the dark regarding the world wide anger of what has happened.

This is for fear of the American public's reaction. I can not believe we have allowed our media to fall into the hands of a few corporate hands, hands that are all to ready to do the bidding of the Banking Cabal that controls the world.

This news Black out in the American press was a real eye opener for me.

NEVER trust the American Press....ever again!

Too often in our democratic process special interests have driven the agenda. It may be, unfortunately, that these protests and strikes are among the few ways people feel they can rebalance an agenda that's been captured by special interests.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 01:03 AM
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THe time monks predicted squatters this year in the USA!

Homes and commercial space will be claimed by homeless. Abandoned strip malls will become new communites where ppl will trade and barter



posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 09:15 PM
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www.alternet.org...

The Whole World Is Rioting as the Economic Crisis Worsens -- Why Aren't We?




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