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greece / turkey / cyprus | community struggles | news report Thursday June 16, 2011 07:11 by Dmitri - MACG (personal capacity) ngnm55 at gmail dot com
Photos and videos from the mobilisations in 15 June 2011
Μετά την απροκάλυπτη κρατική τρομοκρατία των ΜΑΤ στην πλ. Συντάγματος και την προσπάθεια διάλυσης των διαδηλωτών, τη διασπορά του φόβου και τη συντεταγμένη συκοφάντηση των συγκεντρωμένων από τα ΜΜΕ, αποδείχθηκε περίτρανα ότι ο χειραφετημένος κόσμος της εργασίας και η νεολαία δεν υποτάχθηκαν, δεν τρομοκρατήθηκαν, δε χειραγωγήθηκαν. Αποφασιστικά και δυναμικά βγήκαν στο προσκήνιο, ως το αντίπαλο δέος των από κάτω, διαφύλαξαν το δημόσιο κοινωνικό χαρακτήρα των διεργασιών της πλ Συντάγματος και νίκησαν. [Italiano]
It was another general strike in Greece against the second packet of the brutal austerity measures by the PASOK government. Thousands of people turned out in Athens streets and everywhere in the others cities and towns of Greece and it seems this time that the people want to return to the streets. There was a plan for the people to surround the Parliament building and forcing government and politicians to resign...
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