World Crisis in Pictures

Police in Greece Sunday 2/12/12

By Greg Hunter’s

It is said “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and the following story features more than a dozen from Greece, Europe and the Middle East where people are protesting the burden laid on them by the crooked, wreckless bankers.  Nothing is settled in the European debt crisis, and the deal in Greece is on and off and on and off.  This summer, journalists in the USA will probably see some of the same photo opportunities.  This kind of a global story has to make investors a little queasy.   The International Business Times featured a story Sunday that graphically shows major discontent in parts of the rest of the world.  The story said, ” Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in several nations this weekend demanding political justice, economic opportunity, and a change to the status quo.

Demonstrators — who powered the Arab Spring, the worldwide Occupy protests during the summer and the anti-austerity marches of the European autumn — have used to past 48 hours to take over the streets of Portugal, Syria and Bulgaria, setting the mood for a veritable winter of discontent.

Here’s a look at some of the public actions:

Greece, Portugal: A huge surge of people heeded a call from Greece’s two main labor unions to march against a second set of austerity measures being contemplated by the country’s political leadership. A new round of taxes, public service cuts, and pension reforms — as well as a slashing of the country’s minimum wage — is being negotiated between Greece’s ruling coalition and various international actors as preconditions for a €130 billion bailout the country is trying to secure. An earlier round of austerity cuts is widely blamed as causing a deep recession in the country, which has seen official unemployment spike to 20.9 percent. Images of bloody confrontations between demonstrators and police have been pouring out of Athens since Friday, though the violence appeared to reach a boiling point Sunday, when protesters attempted to overrun the national Parliament. Similar, if much more staid, anti-austerity protests also took place over the weekend in Portugal and Belgium.

Syria: Even as the country’s military indiscriminately bombs certain cities, demonstrators took to the streets of Syria, demanding the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad. As is common in the Muslim world, public actions began following Friday prayers and have continued all weekend. Demonstrations in solidarity have been staged elsewhere around the world in the past 48 hours, with public support coming from Cairo, Beirut, Tunis, London and Palestine.”  (Click here to read the reast of the story and see the pictures.)

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  1. g. johnson

    see, this is what happens when your news media does not tell so many lies. the people get pissed.

    sad thing is, nothing is going to work as long as privately owned

    central banks control the people’s money. you cannot create money out of debt and add interest without everything going to hell in a basket.

    by using this scam. the banksters have created the perception that they own the world. according to their figures we the people of the world owe the banksters about three times the total value of everything on the planet.

    thanks for the great pics greg, but methinks it just the tip of the iceberg.

    • Greg

      Me too! Thanks for the comment.

  2. jay

    What would be the difference between the government stealing there future, and the people just sitting down,dont go to work, dont buy anything…would this not do the same thing but only faster.

    • Greg

      Sounds link the same thing to me too. I think we will get a little of both in the not so distant future.

  3. Ben Davis


    Hopefully the info you got from me will be taken seriously and turned into a massive wake up call! This article is just the drop in the ocean of what is going to happen soon… if those elite in power don’t get stopped in their tracks!

    Now you know why Congress pushed the NDAA into law!


  4. Steve

    Now for the positive side…
    Reading the comments here does bring a smile to my face for it was not too long ago that I became aware of the criminal Federal Reserve Banking system. But now I see many people are aware of the Federal Reserve System. Keep up the good work.

  5. Pieter

    Hi Greg,

    I am glad that as well in the Us the citizens slowly starting waking up to the reality. That is our central bank/fractional banking system which
    got and grapped too much money and power. They control basicly everything from media, education, militair complex, politics etc. Now
    this will lead a massive transfer from the masses to the happy few insiders. There are a few solutions but this parasyte system is really very strong as hardly anyone had it seen growing so strong invisible. Now we can see more clearly the picture in Europe to of course. There is
    only one solution close this Fed not federal central banks and be sure it never will open again ever. Find some comments long ago but very actual:

    ” The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses generally referred to as ‘international bankers.’ This little coterie… run our government for their own selfish ends. It operates under cover of a self-created screen, seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.”

    John F. Hylan (1868-1936) – Mayor of New York City (1918-1925)

    Keep up good work and let,s hope without central banks there will be less war minded Us in this world.

    • Greg

      I am for less war but that not in the cards in the short term. Hope I am wrong. Thank you for the comment Pieter.

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