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Anti-austerity marches turn violent across southern Europe

Demonstrations turned violent in Spain and Portugal after millions took part in a mostly peaceful general strike on Wednesday in organized labor's biggest Europe-wide challenge to austerity policies.

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Bloomberg: Europe Protests Austerity With Strikes in Spain, Italy. Spanish workers staged a second general strike this year as unions across Europe prepared the biggest coordinated protests yet against budget cuts that policy makers say are unavoidable and labor leaders called economic suicide. Show More Summary

Europe Rises Up: Day of Anti-Austerity Rage Grips the Continent

From Portugal to Greece, activists and workers furious with the new conditions of austerity governments are imposing on their societies took to the streets in what was dubbed the continent’s first ever united General Strike.

Anti-Austerity General Strike Sweeps Europe

2 years agoNews : Truthdig

Millions of Europeans are protesting spending cuts and tax increases during a continent-wide general strike that comes days after a 53-year-old woman in Spain committed suicide as she was about to be evicted.

Europe Gripped By Anti-Austerity Action

2 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

A wave of anti-austerity anger is sweeping across Europe with general strikes in Spain and Portugal and walkouts in Greece and Italy - grounding flights, closing schools and shutting down transport.Millions of workers are taking part...Show More Summary

General strikes hit Spain, Portugal

Workers protest government austerity measures. 14 Nov 2012 8:04 AM

EUR Game Plan Has Not Changed

By Dean Popplewell: Today is a big day for public strikes in the eurozone. Spanish and Portuguese workers have managed to hold their first coordinate general strike. Unions in the neighboring countries of France, Italy and Greece are...Show More Summary

32 Arrested In Spain Amid Huge Anti-Austerity Strikes That Grind Economy To A Halt

From AP: Trade Unions eat breakfast early in the morning outside of one factory during a general strike against government austerity measures, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. A Spanish Interior Ministry official...Show More Summary

Protests barometer of Europe's mood

Across Europe people are taking to the streets to express their anger and frustration with austerity. There will be disruption and protests. General strikes have been called in Spain and Portugal, and there will be action in Greece,Show More Summary

Spain Says 32 Arrested as General Strike Begins

(MADRID) — A Spanish Interior Ministry official says 32 people have been arrested and 15 people treated for minor injuries in disturbances as a general strike in Spain against austerity measures and economic reforms began. The General...Show More Summary

Anti-austerity strikes sweep southern Europe

2 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools to protest against spending cuts and tax hikes.Unions...Show More Summary

Anti-austerity strikes sweep southern Europe

Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday.

Telefonica employees strike in Barcelona

Workers from the phone company Telefonica take part in a demonstration blocking traffic and protesting against the unjustified dismissals at their company ahead of a general strike in Barcelona Spain, Nov. 13, 2012. Spain's main trade unions will stage a general strike, coincidin …

Counterparties: Why Germany’s lightening up on Greece

On the eve of yet another general strike, Greece's aid is caught once again in the complex game that is European politics.

Europe Faces a Multi-National General Strike Against Austerity

Austerity has spawned general strikes in individual countries across the troubled European Union. But this week may see something to add to the union’s tensions: a coordinated, multi-national mega-strike. Organized labor plans a general strike against the E.U.’s austerity policies, borderless and spanning the south of the continent. Show More Summary

Strike Hits Greece in Bid to Derail Austerity Plan

(ATHENS, Greece) — Greek trade unions launched a general strike and nationwide protests on Tuesday against a new package of austerity measures, to be voted on this week, which would condemn Greece to more years of hardship in exchange for rescue loans. Show More Summary

Greece Is In The Midst Of A Massive General Strike — This Picture Shows How Everything Is Shut Down

Greece is in the midst of a massive, general 48 hour strike. The people are protesting a controversial, close, and crucial austerity vote in parliament this week. How much is the country shut down? Here's a picture of the main Athens train station. Please follow Money Game on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation about this story »

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