About 3000 took part in an anti-fascism rally in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki last night. The turnout was boosted by video showing the press spokesman for the neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn attacking two fellow female MPs during a live TV talk show on Thursday.
(AP) ATHENS, Greece — Rioting spread across central Athens and buildings went up in flames amid mass protests, as lawmakers prepared to vote for a crucial debt deal needed to prevent bankruptcy.
Clashes erupted across the city center after more than 100,000 protesters marched to parliament to rally against drastic austerity cuts that will force firing in the civil service and slash the minimum wage.
Thick clouds of smoke and tear gas filled the air around parliament, as hundreds of rioters staged running battles with riot police and at least five buildings were in flames late Sunday.
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Anarchy in Athens, #Greece - Riots over the new austerity measures 19 October 2011. At least 100,000 people have gathered in Athens in what unions described as the largest protest in years.
Two days ago a cop in Syntagma square hit an 8 years old girl in the face because her dad brought her to a quiet, peaceful protest due to his payment being cut off. The sad terrified face of that little girl is our reminder that we’re in no better position. If they cannot respect a minor, they will not respect anyone.
Our Prime Minister is selling out this nation little by little, to the point where people are about to become homeless, starved, probably suicidal and very violent. Last night someone broke into my girlfriends house and stole things of almost no value. This is what it’s going to happen from now on.
We work 40+ hours per week and our payments were always too low. Some work 2 jobs to survive. According to the media and our corrupt politicians, we spend too much as a nation and we were hit pretty hard. Everybody in Greece knows that it’s the politicians who rule this country (300 including the prime minister) who spend these money for their own benefits.
People die just because they speak their minds. I may never agreed with him, but a reporter called Socrates Giolas was killed by mobsters a year ago. The reason? He owned the biggest news blog in Greece and was placing his nose too deep into government material. Bloggers are afraid to speak their mind off because they are being threatened. Anonymity is being threatened. Freedom of speech is being threatened. Freedom of Information is being threatened. Our basic human rights are being threatened.
When we protest, vast amounts of teargas is thrown at us by the cops while they are breaking heads with their bat as others are filming it. Cops are releasing their co-workers into the crowd to start massive riots so they can take action. Once this action is on, only the Fascists will be spared. All the rest will be beaten, tear gas’d, arrested and even shot dead.
This is Greece now, this is our democracy.
And as of the debt? None of the Greek citizens ever used that money, our corrupt politicians did and still do and will continue to as we die.
The more you help us promote #OpSupportGreece, the more we have a chance of survival into this planet. The less you help us and ignore these facts, the faster we will die as a nation and human beings.
That would be all.
#GREECE #REVOLUTION 2011 - ARE WE FREE YET (by rysa5)
can you not think dance “you can” revolution “you think” hear stop “can dance” ddr really but yet “think you”
GREEK REVOLUTION 2011 - ARE WE FREE YET
- these were the keywords google put in for us … ???
GREEK REVOLUTION 2011 - ARE WE FREE YET
[11:13:29 AM] SUNNY STELLA: the predictions of the economic crash are happening at 1111 you believe
[11:14:38 AM] Rysa: seems like its happening now - you are in greece - yes
[11:16:34 AM] SUNNY STELLA: it is strange as i feel connected with you just out of nowhere — at the same time, i am not surprised somehow. Yes we are in Greece now. You can see the last update on the Greek Revolution in Syntagma on Predrag’s channel.
[11:20:15 AM] Rysa: hmmm - what is his location or site name?
[11:21:03 AM] SUNNY STELLA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzMX-FqBxv8&lc=X7hPiW63umBfJi1x77ZrE7ob3bu…
[11:23:02 AM] who is speaking in this video
[11:23:19 AM] SUNNY STELLA: i do. predag is filming
#Anonymous #OpWant on Greek Crisis (by jmwallenbergfuckers)
July 4, 2011: A message from Anonymous. IMF Get Out of Greece. Expect Us.
July fourth two thousand eleven.
Attention politicians, media, police and banksters of Greece. This is a message to all of you from Anonymous Operation Greece Moneyback and Operation Want.
We have been watching as you demolish any last sign of democracy in Greece.
We have been watching as you were signing the outrageous IMF austerity plan and loan agreements.
We have been watching as you sold out your peoples souls to keep your banking friends happy.
We have been watching you deploy state police, in uniform and in undercover clothes, posing as anarchists to provoke violence with the peaceful protestors.
We have been watching as your police thugs attacked protesters with tear gas, sprayed the people with poisonous chemicals, thrown rocks and used batons to bash the heads of Greek citizens.
We have been watching the all around violence, the bloodshed, leaving at least 500 injured, including the elders and women.
For centuries, Greece has been the proud cradle of democracy. Now you have turned Greece into a playground for lobbyists so they can test how they will make their economic Reick work, robbing the country’s soverignty and supporting a dictatorship by the European Commonwealth.
You have rejected agreements, that would have saved Greece in no time, with Arab countries, Russia and China. You failed to stand up to the situation and demand the world war two money back from the Germans, that is rightfully belonging to Greece.
You have failed in every possible opportunity to protect the public citizens interests against a monstrous capitalistic economic idiology that only creates greater wealth for the wealthy, and leaving the middle and lower classes poorer and with a lesser quality of life.
You have approved and embraced the IMF austerity measures that even force you to keep buying weapons of war.
The corporate media have demonized the people’s protests.
The bank executives still bathe in gold.
You gave the final blow to the economy by accepting another loan despite the overwhelming opposition of the Greek people.
Congratulations, you have earned the undivided attention of Anonymous. You are now a target in the global information and cyber war on your corrupt capitalist banking system.
We are Anonymous.
Anonymous is Everyone.
We are Everywhere.
We do not forget.
We do not forgive.
Anonymous is Legion.
Privately owned (not a branch of the United States government) US Federal Reserve banks tactics akin to the ones that fostered the subprime mortgages in the United States have caused the debt crisis shaking Greece and has undermined the euro by coaching European governments to resort to securities fraud to hide their mounting debts. Even as the crisis is now nearing the flashpoint, banks are searching for ways to help Greece forestall the day of reckoning.
As worries over Greece rattle world markets, records and interviews show that with the US Federal Reserve bank’s help, the nation engaged in a decade-long effort to skirt European debt limits. One deal created by Goldman Sachs helped obscure billions in debt from the budget overseers in Brussels.
In early November of 2009 — three months before Athens became the epicenter of global financial anxiety — a team from Goldman Sachs arrived in Athens with a very illegal proposition for a government struggling to pay its bills.
The bankers, led by Goldman’s president, Gary D. Cohn, held out a financing instrument that would have pushed debt from Greece’s health care system far into the future, much as when strapped homeowners take out second mortgages to pay off their credit cards.
In 2001, just after Greece was admitted to Europe’s monetary union, Goldman helped the government secretly borrow billions. That deal, hidden from public view because it was treated as a currency trade rather than a loan, helped Athens to meet Europe’s deficit rules while continuing to spend beyond its means.
Athens did not pursue the latest Goldman illegal proposal, but with Greece groaning under the weight of its debts and with its richer neighbors vowing to come to its aid, the deals over the last decade are raising questions about the US Federal Reserve banks’ role in the world’s latest financial drama.
As in the American subprime crisis and the implosion of the American International Group, financial derivatives played a role in the run-up of Greek debt. Instruments developed by Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and a wide range of other US Federal Reserve banks encouraged politicians to hide from their shareholders, the public, additional borrowing in Greece, Italy and possibly elsewhere.
In dozens of deals across the Continent, US Federal Reserve banks provided cash upfront (money they received illegally by way of another securities fraud scheme they executed against the US public by way of bailouts from both George W Bush and Barry Obama) in return for government payments to the US Federal Reserve Banks in the future, with those liabilities then left off the books. Greece, for example, traded away the rights to airport fees and lottery proceeds in years to come.
Critics say that such deals, because they are not recorded as loans, mislead investors and regulators about the depth of a country’s liabilities – in other words accounting fraud.
While the US Federal Reserve Banks’ illegal handiwork in Europe has received little attention on this side of the Atlantic, it has been sharply criticized in Greece and in magazines like Der Spiegel in Germany.
While Greece did not successfully benefit from Goldman’s illegal proposal in November 2009, it has had to pay Goldman Sachs about $300 million in fees for arranging the 2001 securities fraud transaction, according to several bankers familiar with the deal. But that isn’t the the final payment. The deal, saddles the government of Greece with big payments to Goldman until 2019.
The Federal Reserve is the privately owned central banking system of the United States. It was conceived by several of the world’s leading bankers in 1910 and enacted in 1913, with the passing of the Federal Reserve Act. The passing of the Federal Reserve Act was largely a response to another orchestrated financial panics and bank runs, the most severe of which being the Panic of 1907. Few people know or even realize that the Panic of 1907 was orchestrated by the very same banks that caused the current US financial crisis. Back in 1907 bankers from several privately owned banks wanted control of the United States – financial control and in order to get this control they caused the financial panic of 1907. They are also solely responsible for the current US financial crisis. They created a false financial panic in order to get their hands on $trillions of US federal tax dollars. They were successful in defrauding the American people in 1907 as they were fraudulently placed in charge of all banking for the United States of America. They were successful in defrauding the American people again in October 2008 with the theft of $700 billion from the American taxpayers and a little more than 4 months later, February 2009, another $787 billion with Barry Obama’s US Federal Reserve Banks bonuses scheme.
Goldman Sachs received $12.9 billion in public funds through Bush’s Federal Reserve Banks Bailout Scheme then just 6 months later on 30th October 2008 it was reported that Goldman Sachs was preparing to hand out £7billion for salaries and 2008 year-end bonuses.
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The true face of an established political regime shows when the regime's survival is truly challenged, as it has been in Greece by the people's takeover of Syntagma Square since 25 May 2011 in quest for real and participatory democracy (inspired by the Spanish 'democracia real ya' revolutionary movement of 15 May). Please share to counteract the inadequate and distorted coverage by the corporate-controlled major news media.
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