Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Greek shuts down in defiance

GREECE is getting close to becoming ungovernable, as resistance to neoliberal 'austerity' hardens.

A two-day general strike on October 19 and 20 is set to bring the whole country to a standstill, with hundreds of thousands taking to the streets in defiance of the bankers, their political puppets and their hired thugs.

From The Greek Streets comments: "Mapping out the sectors striking in Greece this week is a rather formidable task; nearly everyone is on strike."

However, those involved include dock workers, tax office workers, workers at the ministry of finance, lawyers, municipal workers, workers at the Agricultural Bank, railway workers, public sector doctors, public sector mechanics, air traffic controllers, bank staff and journalists.

Says the blog: "There is a huge amount at stake in this general strike. But whatever we see and do in the streets of Athens is a mere glimpse of our fast-forward trajectories, of our willingness and our collective ability to push through into the future.

"Whatever repression we might endure, whatever stubbornness we face from the side of a power still unable to comprehend its time is over, this is our own history that is playing into fast-forward, these are our bright, our vivid, our spotless days that have come."

Latest updates at From The Greek Streets.