2015: the year when the austerity-shackled dispossessed of Europe rise up


http://greece.greekreporter.com/files/Anti-Austerity-Protests_Greece.jpegLast Friday several thousand demonstrators stood as one in Syntagma Square, Athens, to tell the eurocrats of Berlin, London and elsewhere that they can get stuffed. Their quiet, dignified protest was reminiscent of the silent marches of the Chiapas-based Zapatistas, who now manage their own autonomous economy, adrift from the corrupt and murderous Mexican regime. Over the weekend more demonstrations took place elsewhere in Greece, notably Salonica, and on this coming Thursday hundreds of thousands are expected again in Syntagma Square, Athens. But the Greek’s uncompromising stance is also a clarion call to all those millions across Europe who are sick of the bullying of the capitalist class that hassecured such a stranglehold on their lives – the dispossessed of Liverpool, of Belfast, of Valencia, of Naples, of Nicosia, of Krakow… Those forced on to zero-hour contracts, so-called ‘apprenticeships’, or ‘internships’, receiving less than the laughable minimum wage (with…

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