Greece Austerity Faces First 2016 Protests Against Reforms

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Thousands of individuals marched in Athens against pension reforms…
Social unrest is developing in Greece as worker Unions have called for a general strike on February 4th, 2016.

The Greek government’s plans for pension reforms have brought thousands of farmers out on the streets in protests in the north of the country, and in Athens it was pensioners who voiced their anger. The farmers have threatened to block key roads with their tractors on… –

Ferries stay docked, farmers empty milk churns in Greek pension protests

Ferries remained docked at Greek ports and farmers poured milk onto the streets on Wednesday in protest over plans to revamp Greece’s pensions system, a condition for the country’s multi-billion euro bailout.

Public anger is growing over the leftist-led government’s drive to cut its costly pension bill by some 1.8 billion euros this year, the equivalent of about 1 percent of national output.

Public and private sector workers plan a national walkout on Feb. 4 but ship workers took early action on Wednesday by starting a 48-hour strike that brought passenger shipping activity in the seafaring nation to an effective standstill.

“This is a first response to the third (bailout) maelstrom,” the Panhellenic Seafarers’ Federation said in a statement. Under reform proposals, their own contributions fund will be merged with another, sparking concerns about lower pensions in future.

On the Aegean island of Naxos, where farming accounts for 50 percent of the local economy, farmers gathered at its port to pour away milk. In the city of Thessaloniki in northern Greece, farmers gathered with their tractors to protest.

“The government is planning to double our taxation … and triple our pension contributions. This is unacceptable, they will exterminate us”, said Vagelis Boutas, president of a national committee coordinating the farmer protests.

Read More @ Reuters

Lagarde and Tsipras Meet in Davos: IMF Demands Debt Relief for Greece Or Else…


In basic terms— if the Eurozone wants the IMF involved, it would only do so if Greece’s debts are written down.
The IMF is already a participant in Greece’s first two bail outs but expressed concern about the country’s ability to grow, given that debts are too burdensome and will prevent a lasting economy. –



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  1. RonMamita says:

    Harsh Living Conditions for Many Greeks in Poor Neighborhoods Across the Country

    Greeks in Poor
    According to a research conducted by Citizen’s Advocate and published in the Greek newspaper Eleftheros Typos, one out of five people living in poor neighborhoods go to soup kitchens for their daily food intake, three out of ten no longer have access to heat and hot water, while one of four people live in apartment complexes that haven’t turned on the heat since 2010.

    In the poor neighborhoods of Athens and the Attica district, one out of five people have no telephone lines while three out of ten do not have access to internet.

    In Greece, the size of the middle class has shrank considerably since the onset of the crisis, to the point that the numbers of the poor and the working poor have surged dramatically.

    In recent years as one in five Greeks are experiencing severe material deprivation.

    – See more at:

    National Bank of Greece Held Emergency Meeting on Monday to Approve Sale of Finansbank

    The National Bank of Greece (NGB) held an emergency general meeting on Monday to approve the sale of its Turkish subsidiary Finansbank, the bank announced.

    “After almost 10 years of successful presence in Turkey, NBG is selling Finansbank to fulfill its commitment to its shareholders and the European authorities,” CEO Leonidas Frangiadakis said in an announcement.


  2. RonMamita says:

    Athens Stock Exchange Takes 5% Plunge

    By Philip Chrysopoulos – Jan 20, 2016
    ASE down
    The Athens Stock Exchange took a 5 percent plunge on Wednesday closing at 531 points, generating turmoil among foreign investors.

    The dip in bank shares was substantial, reaching almost 14 percent for Eurobank and Piraeus Bank.

    At 4:20 pm the general index was 531.69, showing a 4.76 percent drop. The day’s low was 525.68 points (-5.83 percent).

    The value of transactions amounted to 60.59 million euros.
    The blue chip index fell at a rate of 6.39 percent, while the mid-cap index fell at a rate of 7.13 percent.

    All the shares of large capitalization took a drop, with the biggest drop noted in the shares of Piraeus Bank (-15.54 percent at 0.163 euros), Eurobank (-13,14 percent at 0.734 euros), Alpha Bank (-9,47 percent at 1.72 euros), National Bank (-7.20 percent at 0.232 euros) and PPC (-7% at 3.19 euros).

    – See more at:


  3. RonMamita says:

    DAVOS: World Economic Forum

    Beware, The Globalists and their robotic automatons!

    Title: Davos World Economic Forum: Converging digital tech with other industries
    Video posted 21 Jan 2016

    Video posted 21 Jan 2016
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  4. When you deny people any legal, nonviolent means of reducing human misery, they will resort to violence. If the ruling elite made any effort to study history, they would know this.


  5. lozzafun says:

    Excellent, thanks Ron! Reblogged ‘Finding Truth in an Illusory World’

    Liked by 1 person

  6. RonMamita says:

    Italian Bank Panic & Bail-In


    • It’s almost like the disintegration of the Soviet Union – things are really speeding up now.


      • RonMamita says:

        Indeed, the crisis is spreading.
        I wonder how long it will last, how many more years of institutional governance for a fraudulent system.
        Unemployment, war, food price hikes and shortages would cause great suffering.

        The People waking up with great awareness of the deception and fraud can end this…


  7. RonMamita says:

    Yanis Varoufakis: ‘God and His Angels Could Not Fix Greece’ Under This Agreement


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