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C. Flower
18-02-2012, 11:50 AM
http://news-beacon-ireland.info/?p=2586

Greek Solidarity: Europe-wide 'We're All Greek Now!' demos being planned for Saturday
We warned yesterday that this would happen. Too late, evil EU... it is happening.


Planned participating people of (formerly sovereign) European nations are exclaiming: "When one people is attacked, all people are attacked."

We will try and find a more complete list of exact locations later (and continually update) but these are currently known to include:

10am: Via Mercanti, Milano, Italy
11am: Greek Embassy, Helsinki, Finland
Noon: Dom (Cathedral - in front of), K÷ln, Germany
1pm: Greek Embassy, London
1pm: Greek Embassy, Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin
1pm: Wittenbergplatz, Berlin, Germany
1pm: Rňdhuspladsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2pm: Greek Embassy, Paris (Metro: Trocadero)
2pm: Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park), New York, USA
2pm: Beursplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2pm: Rue des Petits Carmes 10, Bruxelles, Belgium
2pm: Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm, Sweden (with march to Greek Embassy)
3pm: City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
3.30pm: Grasrˇtarmi­st÷­in, Brautarholt 4, ReykjavÝk, Iceland
4.30pm: State and Johnson St, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
5pm: Plaša Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
6pm: Praša do Rossio, Lisboa, Portugal
6pm: Praša da Republica, Coimbra, Portugal
6pm: Praša da Batalha, Porto, Portugal

There are a large number of solidarity protests planned in France, which take in not just Paris but also Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nimes, Quimper, Saint Brieuc, Toulouse and Vannes.

In Greece itself, there seem to be plans for protests in "every square, every town" at 5pm on Saturday and Sunday including - of course - one at Syntagma Square.

There are currently signs of further solidarity protests being organised globally with Australia even amongst those seen being mentioned. Yet to be confirmed, we'll let you know if we see anything more on those.

Here's the solidarity protest circular - quoted verbatim and sourced from here:

Saturday 18th of February, international mobilization day :

We are all Greeks!

When one people is attacked, all people are attacked.

The 10th of February, the non elected Greece Government adopted a new hideous and destructive austerity plan, passed by the parliament (MPs voted 199-101 in favour) on the 12th of February.

The new austerity measures impose a 22% reduction in the minimum wage, which will remain frozen for the next three years; collective bargaining is simply cut; 15000 public sector workers are laid off and 150000 jobs will be destroyed due to the non-renewal of the contract...

The people of Greece is bravely rising up against social terror policies. With the media’s deafening silence, demonstrations, as well as general strikes, become more and more frequent despite the violent repression.

The people of Greece need the international solidarity and they call for our support [1]

Let’s reply to their call. We are all Greek!

Their mobilization is clashing with the wall of an European and international dictatorship, the dictatorship of the financial markets and the troika: EU, ECB and IMF, who have imposed austerity measures and a non-elected government on the Greek.

The EU governments are involved in the dictatorship and they implement measures which are in the same line in the rest of the countries. Greece is being used as a laboratory before generalizing these measures. The situation is going to get even worse due to the new European Treaty project, which will impose the ź golden rule ╗ in our national constitutions.

We reject to sacrifice the people to the money, as do the Greeks.

Let’s regain the reins of our lives.

Switch off your computer, join the mobilization!

There will be demonstrations everywhere in solidarity with the mobilization of the people of Greece, Saturday the 18th of February.

The upcoming protests follow on from solidarity protests which have already been staged in Barcelona and Belgium.

See also:
Daily Mail - Woman threatens to jump off Athens office block after Greek minister warns 'the people cannot take any more'
Peter Oborne (Telegraph) - The callous cruelty of the EU is destroying Greece, a once-proud country

Please update with any further details of support actions for Greece.

Ephilant
18-02-2012, 12:20 PM
check this for places in France/Belgium/Holland where "We are all Greeks Now" protests will take place.

http://jesuisgrec.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2012-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2013-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=43

New York is holding one as well, as are many other major cities in the USA.

C. Flower
18-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Photos of today's demonstration at the Greek Embassy.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.376551242372161.104951.222360371124583&type=3

eamo
18-02-2012, 11:53 PM
OK, so I ain't Steven Spielberg, but like the Americans say "what ya goin' tado"
Here is some video from the disappointingly small demo outside the Greek embassy today. It was a Greek organised demo and I was told that there are only 600 Greeks in Ireland, seems very few, but if that is the case the turnout was impressive.As I expected the Greeks were friendly but determined.
The only consternation was caused by some wally who went speeding past and seemed not to care if he (or maybe she) mowed down demonstrators. Probably a freemarketteer on very important business, Rushing to meet a heart attack.

My Edited Video - YouTube

C. Flower
18-02-2012, 11:56 PM
OK, so I ain't Steven Spielberg, but like the Americans say "what ya goin' tado"
Here is some video from the disappointingly small demo outside the Greek embassy today. It was a Greek organised demo and I was told that there are only 600 Greeks in Ireland, seems very few, but if that is the case the turnout was impressive.As I expected the Greeks were friendly but determined.
The only consternation was caused by some wally who went speeding past and seemed not to care if he (or maybe she) mowed down demonstrators. Probably a freemarketteer on very important business, Rushing to meet a heart attack.

My Edited Video - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT-IOa-qtZI&feature=g-upl&context=G28db1eeAUAAAAAAAAAA)


Thanks. I only heard about this just before 12.00 today, or I would have gone.
I'm sure others would have too.

eamo
19-02-2012, 12:05 AM
Thanks. I only heard about this just before 12.00 today, or I would have gone.
I'm sure others would have too.

It was a Greek organised demo, they are only getting organised in Ireland, and I recon future demos will get more publicity. I had a chat with one Greek ex-taxi driver. He got out of the game, now that WAS smart!!:)

C. Flower
19-02-2012, 12:13 AM
It was a Greek organised demo, they are only getting organised in Ireland, and I recon future demos will get more publicity. I had a chat with one Greek ex-taxi driver. He got out of the game, now that WAS smart!!:)

It was hard to know where to demonstrate.

Crazy to think that the IMF/EU/ECB run the place, but don't have so much as a brass plate in front of which anyone can protest.

PaddyJoe
19-02-2012, 12:18 AM
OK, so I ain't Steven Spielberg, but like the Americans say "what ya goin' tado"
Here is some video from the disappointingly small demo outside the Greek embassy today. It was a Greek organised demo and I was told that there are only 600 Greeks in Ireland, seems very few, but if that is the case the turnout was impressive.As I expected the Greeks were friendly but determined.
The only consternation was caused by some wally who went speeding past and seemed not to care if he (or maybe she) mowed down demonstrators. Probably a freemarketteer on very important business, Rushing to meet a heart attack.

My Edited Video - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT-IOa-qtZI&feature=g-upl&context=G28db1eeAUAAAAAAAAAA)

Thanks, Eamo. Doing pretty well to even figure out where the Greek embassy is.

Ephilant
19-02-2012, 07:26 AM
It was hard to know where to demonstrate.

Crazy to think that the IMF/EU/ECB run the place, but don't have so much as a brass plate in front of which anyone can protest.

I wonder why? The French "We Are All Greek Now" organisation ran into similar problems in Paris, and have now decided to repeat this protest next week, and the aim is to set it up as an "Occupy Wall Street" type of protest.

Here in Greece the show of solidarity across Europe did wonders for people's morale. Thanks you!