ATHENS — Thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens late Sunday on the 12th consecutive day of protests against the government's draconian austerity measures.
Over 50,000 people, according to police estimates, thronged the capital's central Syntagma square for a peaceful demonstration responding to calls for gatherings across Europe. Some 3,000 people also gathered in Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki, according to the police.
"Thieves, thieves," the crowd chanted waiving Greek flags, but also flags from Spain, Portugal, Tunisia and Argentina.
"You got the disease we got the solution. Revolution," one banner proclaimed.
It's very touching for me to see this: I so totally admire how people from countries that aren't as free as America (sic) but that are getting the same robbery and austerity shit we are going to get soon and they aren't taking it lying down or zoning out in front of TV's to Dancing with the Stars.
Nope, they are out in the streets and they are protesting. This is freedom. This is essential.
The plan for most of the so-called free world seems to be to bankrupt the countries, steal as much money from the people as possible and then tell them to suck it up.
We do see Americans in Wisconsin setting up a rather permanent protest as their nasty-ass governor and repub-controlled state is trying to fuck them into oblivion.
And this isn't even the austerity measures yet. Those are will be rolled out as soon as they ram this prerequisite shit through.
The people there get it:
With lawmakers gearing up for a vote on the state budget, a “Walkerville” camp similar to the one that sprang up during the protests at the state Capitol earlier this year may be returning this weekend — this time to the terraces of Mifflin and Carroll streets.Even though the people have protested vigorously - and have been seen and cheered around the world - those fucking republicans are just going to ram in their anti-people shit anyway.
We Are Wisconsin, an alliance of community groups, labor unions and others, has asked the city for a permit to set up the camp across from the Capitol to provide information about Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposals and efforts to recall Republican legislators who voted to eliminate bargaining rights for most public employees.
They do not care and following the normal rules and being polite is only going to cause the people to LOSE BIGTIME. The organizers in Wisconsin obviously know this and are taking the actually appropriate steps. A permanent place to protest the egregious ideological bullshit of the Republican Party.
We the people HAVE to have our way here. We cannot let these fuckers win this.
If they win, visualize a noose around your neck, because that will be the reality.
This is an ugly, ugly situation and wussy attempts to try and bring bags of gummi bears to a gunfight have to be ridiculed and confronted.
Others are showing us the way.