austerity measures

William Mallinson on RT on May 18, 2017

O William Mallinson στο RT για το 4ο μνημόνιο (με ελληνικούς υπότιτλους)

 

.

Advertisements

How to Destroy an Entire Country

From a recent 188-page report by the World Health Organization come these ghastly and appalling factoids:

  • Suicide rates rose 40 percent in the first six months of 2011 alone.
  • Murder has doubled.
  • 9,100 doctors in Greece, roughly one out of every seven, have been laid off.

Joining those doctors in joblessness are 27.6 percent of the entire Greek labor force. By comparison, in the depths of the Great Depression, unemployment in the United States peaked at a (more…)

‘Screw the Troika’: Tens of thousands protest austerity measures across Portugal

Published time: March 03, 2013 00:55
People gather against government austerity policies at Lisbon's main square Praca do Comercio March 2, 2013 (Reuters / Hugo Correia)

People gather against government austerity policies at Lisbon’s main square Praca do Comercio March 2, 2013 (Reuters / Hugo Correia)

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streetsof Portuguese cities protesting austerity measures that the government hopes will help to avoid the bailout and lift the country out of recession.

Protests, coordinated through social media by nonpartisan groups, have swept across the country with the biggest mass demonstration taking place in the capital Lisbon.

Over 200,000 protesters filled a Lisbon boulevard leading to the Finance Ministry. Many of them were carrying placards and chanting “It’s time for the government to go!” and “Screw the Troika, we want our lives back,” referring to the lenders from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.

People in the crowd were singing “Grandola”, a protest song from the 1974 “Carnation revolution” which ousted the fascist dictator Antonio Salazar and brought the end of the military rule in the country. During the past few week activists have sung the song to heckle government ministers making public speeches. (more…)