Some say they are intimidated by armed pro-government militias who scour the slums for signs of dissent. Others say they are afraid to lose the few food handouts the cash-strapped government still provides.
“We wear our protest on the inside for the fear of losing our bag of food,” said San Félix resident Luisa Gutiérrez, a single mother of three. Continue reading →
Officially, there are “security concerns” about a planned Protest around the base. The protest, dubbed “Initiative Stop Ramstein” is planning to protest this Saturday, June 11th, outside of Ramstein Air Base’s west gate between 13:00 and 17:00. The coordinator is estimating 5,000 demonstrators with a rally that kicks off at the main train station in Kaiserslautern. Both Polizei and 569 USFPS will conduct vehicle and crowd control measures outside the west gate as well as along the human chain between the west gate traffic circle through Ramstein Village, between the main road from Kindsbach through Landstuhl, and between Lanstuhl’s city center to the west gate access road toward the west gate traffic circle. Please avoid these areas and the west gate as much as possible. East and LVIS gates will be open for use from 10:00 to 19:00. Continue reading →
And there you have it. As mentioned in an earlier post, don’t expect him to stay in power for much longer. The Greek ‘no’ vote couldn’t have been a more clear message to leadership, but they still intentionally went the opposite direction. Self-proclaimed Communists Tsipras and Varoufakis are beginning to look more like a hit team whose assignment was do to a quick hit and run.
Greek prime minister hinted his position will no longer remain tenable if he did not get the majority backing of his Leftist Syriza party over a bail-out deal
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras was ready to stand down from office on Wednesday night, as a Leftist rebellion erupted within his Syriza party over the punishing austerity measures the country needs to stay in the eurozone.
Greece’s lawmakers gathered for a midnight vote on reforms that would raise VAT, cut pensions spending and reform the country’s statistics body. The measures were passed with the support of Greece’s main opposition parties, with 229 voting “yes” and 64 voting “no”. There were six abstentions.
Outside the parliament, troubled flared briefly as groups of anarchists who were part of an anti-austerity protest threw petrol bombs at police, who barricaded the street leading to the entrance to parliament with several riot vans.