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And bankster-imposed austerity as again the catalyst.

We begin with a video from Agence France Presse:

Greek farmers clash in mass protest over pension reform

Program notes:

Greek farmers bring their tractors and trucks to Syntagma Square for a mass demonstration over impeding pension reforms demanded by the EU and the International Monetary Fund.

More from eKathimerini:

After being blindsided by both the size and ferocity of Friday’s protest in central Athens by farmers who oppose social security reforms, the government has renewed its appeal to the protesters to come to the negotiating table.


Labour Minister Giorgos Katrougalos issued a fresh appeal to the farmers to sit down and talk about their objections to increases in their social security contributions and taxes. He said that each side had to “look each other in the eyes.”

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is under pressure to finalize an agreement with…

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