Monday, December 17, 2007

General Strike in Greece

Here's a video of the general strike of 12 December 2007 in Greece (courtesy of KKE Skandinavien, the Scandinavian Organization of the Communist Party of Greece, so the text is in Swedish and the video features the PAME, the All Workers Militant Front).

As in France, the main issue is pensions. The Greek General Confederation of Labor says that "participation in the nationwide, general strike ranged from 90 percent to 100 percent" and that 200,000 marched in Athens alone (Maria Petrakis, "Greeks, Troubled by Pension Changes, Strike, March in Thousands," Bloomberg, 12 December 2007).

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