Melancholic Nostalgia

Posts tagged ‘protests’

Hurray for protests?

May 1st, 2010

Well, no, not really. No point in talking about how badly Greece is doing, it’s all over the news. The BBC has two interesting articles, seeing as I’m getting a lot of hits on my ‘Why Greece is in Debt’ page. This link talks about exactly what happened to Greece, which just about sums it […]

Day of (un)rest

March 5th, 2010

So yes, a day at home, working from home, whilst others choose to protest. Or fight… Being on the receiving end of tear gas isn’t a nice experience, I’ll tell you that… Your eyes water, nose runs and mouth gets dry all at once. Even though places like the metro were closed, it doesn’t stop […]

New measures have been introduced to boost the currency: Pensions freezes; Cuts in public sector pay; A increase in sales tax from 19% to 21%; Rises in taxes on fuel, cigarettes and alcohol; Rises in taxes on luxury goods. Good news for the Euro… but this is inevitably followed by hell.  There will be a […]