Thousands of Greeks vented frustration at their economic lot on Thursday as they marched in Athens to mark the anniversary of the bloody 1973 student uprising that helped topple the then-military junta. Source: Thousands march to mark 1973 student revolt, protest against austerity | News | ekathimerini.com
Britain to launch national day of action against austerity.
Spain prepares for an autumn of discontent by buying €1bn of riot gear | World news | The Guardian. The Spanish government is readying itself for an autumn of discontent, spending nearly €1bn on riot gear for police units as disparate protest groups prepare a string of demonstrations. Since June, the interior ministry has tendered … More Spain prepares for an autumn of discontent by buying €1bn of riot gear | World news | The Guardian
Thousands across Europe rally against EU policies (VIDEOS) — RT News.
Thousands in Paris and Rome protest austerity measures Anti-austerity protests took over parts of Paris and Rome on Saturday, with one demonstration in Rome spurring violence when protesters threw rocks, eggs and firecrackers at police, with at least one person injured.
Radical Democracy and Collective Movements in Greece, Spain | Euro Crisis in the Press. By Marina Prentoulis and Lasse Thomassen The 2011 movements of the squares, the ‘aganaktismenoi’ and ‘indignados’ as they came to be known in Greece and Spain respectively, brought to the forefront old and unresolved debates on the Left. During the crisis … More Radical Democracy and Collective Movements in Greece, Spain | Euro Crisis in the Press
Two noteworthy news items for this week: First, the Guardian ran an article last week regarding the soon to be published Social Mobility and Child Poverty report on, well, social moblity and child poverty in the UK. According to the paper, leaked findings of the report indicate a gloomy future for the children of the … More Preparing for the Perfect Storm: Neoliberal Authoritarianism in an Age of Austerity