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Greece: City Workers Clash With Police; Calls for a General Strike

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Neoliberalism in Practice: The details of the Troika's conspiracy against Greek sovereignty were devised long ago. To disguise the fact that decisions regarding Greece have already been finalized by the Troika, the Greek government-of-the-regime delivers a daily performance in a pathetic effort to hide their demoted status.

A three-page list containing 11.7 -- billion in new austerity measures is being circulated to members of the media-of-the-regime. An obedient TV "reporter' tells viewers that the contents on the list are being "negotiated' by the coalition of the three ruling parties.

The so-called "ruling coalition' does not make decisions for Greece. They forfeited that power when they betrayed their country. They are the Troika's clerks and are tasked with enforcing the edicts from the Troika.

Here is a partial list of cuts in the new austerity package:

The public sector is on the chopping block with "proposed' cuts of 1.2 -- billion. This will result in a further massive loss of jobs, cuts in wages and pensions, and a 25% cut in the functional cost of public services across the board.

- Greek people can expect even more dramatic cuts to hospitals, medical services and pharmacies,

- Cuts of 135 -- million euros for the military are expected.

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- There will be a 25% increase on all public transportation tickets.

- In the education sector:

- Mergers are planned for universities and technical institutes.

- Educational fees will be imposed on students who do not complete their studies within four years.

- Universities and technical institutes will be subjected to additional cuts in personnel. For those who keep their jobs, working hours will be increased and wages decreased.

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- According to data published by the Greek Department of Labor on Thursday, uninsured work climbed to 35.4% from 29.1% in 2011 during the period of January through July. The percentage of uninsured workers exceeds 50% in seven prefectures, a trend that is rapidly expanding throughout Greece.


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Linda Ross aka greydogg is a blogger at 99GetSmart

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Sounds like desperate Greek workers are gearing up... by Laura Stein on Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012 at 3:14:01 PM