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IMF Austerity Measures Lead to Violent Riots in Greece

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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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IMF Austerity Measures Lead to Violent Riots in Greece


www.infowars.com

The confrontation occurred near the finance ministry with police seeking to block protesters from approaching the building as thousands marched in Athens and other major cities in this year’s first general strike against wage and pension cuts.

At least 36,000 people according to police demonstrated in Athens, Thessaloniki and the port of Piraeus to reject economic policies dictated by Greece’s narrow bankruptcy rescue by the EU and the IMF last year.

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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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WOW!

Things are on heating up in greece, LITERALLY!

This video clip is CRAZY! The populace is going to all out war with the gov and police. They actually set a riot cop on fire in this clip!

Man, things sure are intense around the globe right now. Really wild times we are living in...There really does appear to be a global uprising taking place imho...



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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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i like how that cop got a taste of its own medicine



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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(EDIT: I have yet to see this video, it is blocked here at my worksite, so if this policeman is harming people without justification, please disregard my first paragraph)

Firstly, that cop you so bluntly call an 'its' is a human being as well, and for all we know, a decent one. Who are you, or I, to dole out judgement on a person that we do not know? Let us have a bit of mercy for our fellow man every now and then.

Secondly, and on to the post at hand, I agree Dimensional... it does seem as if the entire world is starting to reach a boiling point of some type. The Middle East, Greece, India, the protests in Wisconsin; all seperated by miles and language/nationality/etc. But what is the common link?

Government corruption/inneptness and in most cases, food prices and repression of popular demands.
edit on 24-2-2011 by Dreine because: Have not seen video yet.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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interesting find. cant see it in mainstream media either. what a suprise.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by kolcath
interesting find. cant see it in mainstream media either. what a suprise.


I imagine they dont want us here in Europe getting any ideas.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr

Originally posted by kolcath
interesting find. cant see it in mainstream media either. what a suprise.


I imagine they dont want us here in Europe getting any ideas.

exactly what i was thinking. well its good to see their protecting us from ourselves.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by kolcath
interesting find. cant see it in mainstream media either. what a suprise.


I seen it on Fox Business channel last night.

Plus I did not see that cop doing anything worth being set on fire for. Protesters need to control themselves before they start talking about the police.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by Misoir

Originally posted by kolcath
interesting find. cant see it in mainstream media either. what a suprise.


I seen it on Fox Business channel last night.

Plus I did not see that cop doing anything worth being set on fire for. Protesters need to control themselves before they start talking about the police.

i dont watch fox but well spotted. cant seem to find it in any news articles though.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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I foresee these type events happening in most
major cities around the globe within 12 months.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 05:14 PM
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These kinds of riots are fairly common in greece but most of the time its the right-wing anarchists that destroy shops and throw molotov cocktails at police, in an attempt to make socialists and communists look bad. Trust me, I live in greece and thus know.

Also there seems to be a discrepancy between what the british reporter said and what the greek cops said. The cops say about 36,000 protestors while the reporter said 100,000. I have no idea who is correct because I don't live in athens.

In any case the combination of a 23% sales tax and cuts in pensions and pay is a terrible mix that may eventually unsettle the government violently or simply cause new elections by the end of the year. The IMF, EU, World Bank are primarily rothschild&rockefeller controlled assets but to be fair the greek government brought this disaster to itself with decades of government over-spending, waste and lies. The real question is who should we blame more rather than whos fault it is!



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by DreineFirstly, that cop you so bluntly call an 'its' is a human being as well, and for all we know, a decent one. Who are you, or I, to dole out judgement on a person that we do not know? Let us have a bit of mercy for our fellow man every now and then.


If that cop had a conscience and a sense of decency, they would not be there. Police are not stupid, it takes a lot of work and brains to be one. They deal with scum every day and they must know exactly who and what they are defending. In doing so, they become the enemy of the people.
edit on 24-2-2011 by Firefly_ because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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I have no sympathy for the Greeks on this one - you live beyond your means for years then you have to pay it back some time.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
I have no sympathy for the Greeks on this one - you live beyond your means for years then you have to pay it back some time.


Please don't tell me you are from the United States??



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 06:08 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
I have no sympathy for the Greeks on this one - you live beyond your means for years then you have to pay it back some time.


It could happen to us: www.stuff.co.nz... -NZ-become-Iceland

So many people buying on credit.

Glad I don't have a credit card....do YOU, Aloysius?



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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Yep - and paying it of as fast as possible, like thte Greeks have to, and it is cutting my "lifestyle" too!

But that's not how the Greeks did it - they did it with massive public depbt - not private

Greece had overspending ingrained - public service jobs from which they can never be fired - about 1 million of them - 20% of the workforce of 5 million, compared to about 60,00 in NZ from 2.5 million workers....., state funded pensions that could start as early as age 45 - children to keep collecting them after their father died for as long as they lived, tax evasion that make LAQC's look like agents of the IRD and a myriad of other problems.

And they lied about it - saying they were only running a 6% deficit when really it was 13.6%

Whatever problems you think NZ has, excessive individual isn't nearly as bad as what they had.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 07:31 PM
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From a German point of view,many People here are getting tired and fed up as well,because our Govt. throws our Money around to bail out other States.

At the same Time,we are facing cuts everywhere,Full-Time Jobs disappear at an alarming rate,Prices increase on everything,Our Govt. fought for around 3 Months for a meager 5€ increase in unemployed Benefits after our Supreme Court decided that Hartz4 (thats our latest unemployed Benefit Law or something like that) is unconstitusional (sp?) and illegal.

When the next European Country goes bankrupt and our Govt. decides to pay again (and make us Taxpayers pay for it with more Cuts,again),it will explode here.

Its not much known,but in Dresden we had a little Riot last Week when the Nazis wanted to demonstrate (and our Govt. allowed it in a hurry). Anti-Nazi demonstrations kicked off to stop them from doing anything,which is pretty much happening every Year. But this Year it got a little Violent. No suprise there,People are fed up.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by Shenon
From a German point of view,many People here are getting tired and fed up as well,because our Govt. throws our Money around to bail out other States.

At the same Time,we are facing cuts everywhere,Full-Time Jobs disappear at an alarming rate,Prices increase on everything,Our Govt. fought for around 3 Months for a meager 5€ increase in unemployed Benefits after our Supreme Court decided that Hartz4 (thats our latest unemployed Benefit Law or something like that) is unconstitusional (sp?) and illegal.

When the next European Country goes bankrupt and our Govt. decides to pay again (and make us Taxpayers pay for it with more Cuts,again),it will explode here.

Its not much known,but in Dresden we had a little Riot last Week when the Nazis wanted to demonstrate (and our Govt. allowed it in a hurry). Anti-Nazi demonstrations kicked off to stop them from doing anything,which is pretty much happening every Year. But this Year it got a little Violent. No suprise there,People are fed up.


Now this is interesting because I read that Germany has the strongest performing economy of all of the European Union countries?

So is the superior German economic performance just spruiking or something?
edit on 24-2-2011 by surrealist because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 07:56 PM
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No - it is being stretched because it is the economy lending the money to all the other states to bail them out. If it wasnt' as strong as it is it would have colapsed...or there wou'd be no bailouts for the other states and they would be considerably worse off themselves.



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by Shenon
From a German point of view,many People here are getting tired and fed up as well,because our Govt. throws our Money around to bail out other States.

At the same Time,we are facing cuts everywhere,Full-Time Jobs disappear at an alarming rate,Prices increase on everything,Our Govt. fought for around 3 Months for a meager 5€ increase in unemployed Benefits after our Supreme Court decided that Hartz4 (thats our latest unemployed Benefit Law or something like that) is unconstitusional (sp?) and illegal.

When the next European Country goes bankrupt and our Govt. decides to pay again (and make us Taxpayers pay for it with more Cuts,again),it will explode here.

Its not much known,but in Dresden we had a little Riot last Week when the Nazis wanted to demonstrate (and our Govt. allowed it in a hurry). Anti-Nazi demonstrations kicked off to stop them from doing anything,which is pretty much happening every Year. But this Year it got a little Violent. No suprise there,People are fed up.


In my opinion the whole EU and Euro idea was terrible from the start! Supposedly it was created to make western europe "strong" and to be able to compete with the USA, while totally ignoring the chineese and eastern european "problems" in the process.

You don't become strong by allowing third world imports to flood the first world market. Everyone should have known that and I bet they did, but hypocrisy always rules supreme in the end...just like the illegal immigration issue. Why should anyone buy american or european MADE products when they can buy made-in-china stuff for half the price? And why does no one important make a big issue out of this, rather they keep focusing on smaller issues?

On a side note if southern european nations go bankrupt because of their own stupidity then no one should bail them out. Let them fail and start all over again....maybe this way it will teach them to be more prudent with their resources in the future!



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