Saturday, June 09, 2012

Greek Elections Threatened by Possible Strike

Greek elections, scheduled for June 17, are suddenly threatened by a possible municipal workers strike, called for June 16-17. The workers are essential for the running of the elections. They set up the ballot boxes, transport the used ballots, etc.

In related news, mass unemployment in Greece is dramatically higher than last year at this time and apparently rising every month. Austerity has failed, utterly--forced harsh spending cuts have plunged the country deeper into depression. Democracy hangs on by a thread.