The general strike of November 14, 2012, in Portugal once again brought people against austerity to the streets across the country. The real motivations for the demonstrations however, were ignored by mainstream media, as by the end of an intense day of peaceful marches and sit-ins, confrontations between police and protesters turned the violence into top news.
LISBON, Nov. 14 — Portuguese workers called on Wednesday its third anti-government general strike, which was accompanied pockets of violence and arrests. In Lisbon, Portugal’s largest workers union CGTP led thousands on an all-day march. Upon the protestors’ arrival at the parliament building around 5 p.m. local time (1700 GMT), several arrests were made, while [...]
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.
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
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.
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.
Workers protest government austerity measures. 14 Nov 2012 8:04 AM
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
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
(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
Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday.
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 …
On the eve of yet another general strike, Greece's aid is caught once again in the complex game that is European politics.
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
(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 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 »
Greeks today launched a 48-hour general strike in protest of new spending cuts, with an estimated 2 million people—from lawyers to hospital employees—taking part. The union-organized strike has shut down banks, schools, and public transportation as Parliament prepares vote on the cuts tomorrow. It must support the austerity...
Greece’s leading trade unions on Tuesday announced a 48-hour nationwide strike against austerity measures.
STRIKING is for plebs. At least it was to begin with. The first recorded general strike is often said to be the secessio plebis in 494BC, during which plebeians brought Roman trade to a standstill in protest at the city's despotic consul, Appius Claudius. Show More Summary
Unions protest fresh round of austerity measures. 31 Oct 2012 11:52 AM