Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:19 AM
tama (9,137 posts)
Protests Redux: Spanish unions plan general strike after more mass rallies
Spanish labor unions have threatened a national strike unless the country’s right-wing government cancels announced austerity cuts, in the wake of a second day of national mass protests.
Some 60,000 demonstrators flooded the center of Madrid, during the biggest of more than 50 union-backed protests across the country.
Their banners read "Their plunder, my crisis" and “No more unemployment, no more cuts.”
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy recently announced that the government would be undertaking an extra 13 billion euros of cuts in 2013.
Read more: http://rt.com/news/spain-protest-budget-cuts-851/
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|Julien Sorel||Oct 2012||#2|
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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:03 AM
Julien Sorel (6,067 posts)
2. They have 25% unemployment in Spain.
Here's hoping the rest of the world doesn't get to that point. But there should be more anger around the world about all this. The elites of the world have failed, continue to fail, and yet are being tolerated to an unfortunate degree.
Odd, I seem to have become a member of "Barack Obama Underground."