Thursday, November 15, 2012

Largest protest in European history barely rates a mention in Australia

"This austerity is a never-ending story. We see no light at the end of the end of the tunnel, just more pain and difficulties. We have to protest, do something to stop it,"
 Lisbon pensioner Jose Marques.

On Wednesday fourteen million people across 23 European states participated in the largest strike and protest in European history in the  hope of staving off decades of corporate led austerity, precarity and unemployment.

Millions of workers walked off their jobs and marched on parliament buildings across the continent. Bloody street battles ensued Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Report from the streets can be seen here, here, here, here and here

The protests barely rated a mention here in Australia, other than a few reports here,and here.

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