Wednesday, November 24, 2010

General Strike Today


Against government austerity measures: loss of social benefits, salary cuts, tax raising, etc...
The unemployment rate is hitting 11%, the middle class is endangered and, of course, the poor will be poorer.

29 comments:

Gunn said...

I saw that on the TV news this morning.
My thoughts went straight to you,wondering how it goes with transport etc.
Does it effect you all, in one way or the other??

Big changes many places these days.
I also understand many of the people who peacefully demonstrate!
And it is a right we all have living with Democracy. An important one:)

Olivier said...

la greve, le jour de mon anniversaire ;))
Apres la France, le portugal

Babzy said...

we support the strike ! We had 9 demonstrations here in France !

Sharon said...

When I woke up this morning, this is the story I was hearing on the radio. It makes me wonder where this world wide economic crisis will take us all.

Lois said...

We truly live in troubled times and it makes me worry for my children and grandchildren.

BLOGitse said...

It's getting worse next year...
Prices are going up and consumers have less to spend.
But if you go to the center of Helsinki - people are shopping like before...
It's been snowing here the whole day... Santa is coming soon :)

B SQUARED said...

Same thing happening everywhere.

Sylvia K said...

Troubled times indeed. This is happening everywhere, worldwide and it is scary. I do worry about my kids -- so far so good, but for how long??? And, at this point, I'm relieved that I have no grandchildren. There is something to be said for being a family of loners in times like these. Have a lovely evening, JM.

Sylvia

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

People seem to have taken up striking world wide as a hobby!! Diane

Jarart said...

These are troubled times everywhere it seems.

Stickup Artist said...

I heard about this in the news. It is frightening to wonder where this crisis will lead. It seems humanity is going backwards instead of forwards, back to the times Charles Dickens wrote about.

amatamari© said...

As always, unfortunately ...

Thanks for the post!

VP said...

This is some kind of old liturgy, I don't think strikes are an answer to our woes. Money won't come out of nothing for none of us...
Great picture anyway!

Jacob said...

Sounds exactly like the U.S. The rich keep getting richer off the backs of the rest of us. For example, many major corporations in the U.S. paid no income taxes at all last year.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Makes me realise how fortunate we have been in Australia to ride out the crisis with very little disruption (but perhaps not the second wave). But are strikes the answer? In the past when we had high unemployment and lots of strikes in Australia they seemed to hurt those who are down more than helping them.

Birdman said...

Yikes! The way of the world today.

joo said...

Poor will get poorer, as usually! Difficult times for many of us I guess!

Irina said...

Please be careful this day.

Photo Cache said...

global headache.

magiceye said...

the economy takes its toll

Randy said...

Wonderful photo of a sad situation. With a little hope we'll all get through this. At least we have one another to share a little beauty with the world.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Strong image for an intense time.

T. Becque said...

Oh sorry. It seems this devil is everywhere.

Small City Scenes said...

You hit a nerve here!!

I read about this in the paper. It is worldwide I think.

I feel helpless at times. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Situaçao complicada realmente!Espero que tudo se resolva com paz no coraçao!
Léia

Crazy Tourists said...

I really hope that things will not get as bad as in Greece!

Dina said...

It is a worrying and sad situation.

Rob and Mandy said...

Hope this strike will have solved something. Doesn't really work here, and Spain passed the 20% unemployment mark.

Louis la Vache said...

The "official" unemployment rate in California is 12.5%, but those in the know say the real number is over 20%.