Movement in Italy following the lead of protesters in Greece
June 16, 2012
Italy’s prime minister has “warned” that he is fending off economic disaster and insists that he must assault the working poor and unemployed as a result but tens of thousands of unionists, activists and regular citizen protesters have followed the situation in Greece closely and refuse to accept austerity attacks. They have taken to the streets in thousands to oppose the brutal austerity measures. 


"We stepped away from the precipice before, but the hole is growing bigger and it may swallow us up. We are again in a crisis," Monti said in Milan on Saturday, trying to threaten his own citizens if they don’t allow him to steal all of their social benefits. 

Monti took over from former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in November 2011. He inherited a recession and has done everything in his power since to protect Italy’s rich and to create a living hell for the working poor of Italy. Monti has passed tough austerity packages that protect his rich friends and create suffering for the masses. 
-R.Cunningham

Movement in Italy following the lead of protesters in Greece

June 16, 2012

Italy’s prime minister has “warned” that he is fending off economic disaster and insists that he must assault the working poor and unemployed as a result but tens of thousands of unionists, activists and regular citizen protesters have followed the situation in Greece closely and refuse to accept austerity attacks. They have taken to the streets in thousands to oppose the brutal austerity measures.

"We stepped away from the precipice before, but the hole is growing bigger and it may swallow us up. We are again in a crisis," Monti said in Milan on Saturday, trying to threaten his own citizens if they don’t allow him to steal all of their social benefits.

Monti took over from former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in November 2011. He inherited a recession and has done everything in his power since to protect Italy’s rich and to create a living hell for the working poor of Italy. Monti has passed tough austerity packages that protect his rich friends and create suffering for the masses.

-R.Cunningham

A protest camp emerges outside Euro 2012 fan zone in Kiev
June 17, 2012
If soccer fans aren’t seeing enough action on the field in the European Championships, they can get a dose of rough-and-tumble Ukrainian politics near the fan zone in Kiev.
Supporters of Yulia Tymoshenko, the imprisoned former prime minister and the country’s top opposition figure, have gathered in a protest camp next to a special area where fans mingle, drinking beer and watching matches on giant screens. On display at the camp is an effigy of a judge, a pile of mock human waste and a plastic pig with the president’s face.
The championships already are being boycotted by Western leaders to protest Tymoshenko’s imprisonment. And the protesters hope their eye-catching camp will further raise pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych to release her.
"We are showing what our government is really like," said Ivan Shibko, a top activist at the Tymoshenko camp. "They are doing this to keep opposition leaders in jail during elections."
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A protest camp emerges outside Euro 2012 fan zone in Kiev

June 17, 2012

If soccer fans aren’t seeing enough action on the field in the European Championships, they can get a dose of rough-and-tumble Ukrainian politics near the fan zone in Kiev.

Supporters of Yulia Tymoshenko, the imprisoned former prime minister and the country’s top opposition figure, have gathered in a protest camp next to a special area where fans mingle, drinking beer and watching matches on giant screens. On display at the camp is an effigy of a judge, a pile of mock human waste and a plastic pig with the president’s face.

The championships already are being boycotted by Western leaders to protest Tymoshenko’s imprisonment. And the protesters hope their eye-catching camp will further raise pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych to release her.

"We are showing what our government is really like," said Ivan Shibko, a top activist at the Tymoshenko camp. "They are doing this to keep opposition leaders in jail during elections."