Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Oakland Turns To First General Strike In 65 Years

Oakland has become an unlikely West Coast hub for the Occupy Wall Street movement nearly 50 days after the protests first started in New York City. Source and full story from rt.com

'Let Eurozone Collapse! Greeks, Get Out Now!'


 by  on Nov 2, 2011
It's been confirmed the Greek Prime Minister's proposed referendum on the latest EU bailout will go ahead. George Papandreou's call shocked EU leaders, and sparked chaos on world markets. It even came as a shock to Greeks themselves, with pro-bailout MP's calling for his immediate resignation. The PM is now due to fly to the G20 meeting in Cannes to explain his actions to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the chief sponsors of Greece's financial life-support machine. Anthony Wile is the founder and editor-in-chief ofhttp://thedailybell.com welcomes the possible Eurozone collapse.
Stockholm syndrome akimbo in Greece. Can you say "DEFAULT?"

Occupy My Face - FKN Newz


Irreverent Reality World News.

UK Court Rejects Assange Extradition Appeal


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed to block his extradition from the U.K. to Sweden where he will face accusations of sexual misconduct. Assange denies the claims and says they are politically motivated. RT's Laura Smith reports from London. Extra info.
Angelo: Speaking from experience, it is too easy to taint a man's reputation with a girl crying smoke. The world invariably sees fire where there is none. Funny how such accusations tend to emerge when we become inconvenient, any man fighting for a share of custody for their children, IMF Khan, Assange, that guy from Red Dwarf etc. etc. usually innocent and what a tragedy for women with an actual grievance. A very stinky situation to say the least. We hope and bet he is innocent.

Greek Cabinet Backs Papandreou's Referendum + Who's Freaking Out


Greece's cabinet has given unanimous backing to a controversial plan by PM George Papandreou to hold a referendum on a EU debt rescue package. He told an emergency cabinet meeting that a referendum would offer "a clear mandate" for austerity measures demanded by other eurozone members.
Stock markets recorded big drops amid shocked reactions in eurozone capitals to the referendum announcement.
Mr Papandreou is due to meet European leaders in France on Wednesday. In a cabinet meeting lasting late into Tuesday night, Mr Papandreou told ministers the government needed the consent of the Greek people. BBC full story
And Who's Freaking Out Now That Greece Will Hard Default
A disorderly default in Greece just became a much bigger possibility, after PM George Papandreou announced a referendum on austerity yesterday. Freak Out Reminder: If the Greeks vote no, this could be the end of Greece's participation in the euro, and spark contagion that could spread across Europe. The Bank for International Settlements keeps a running tally of who has the biggest sovereign exposure to Greece. Although Japan, France, and Germany have all cut their debt exposure to Greece since earlier this year, they still stand to lose big if Greece decides austerity isn't worth it.
See who else has massive public debt exposure to Greece reports business insider. Click here to see who's freaking out that Greece will default and the sad story of why everyone's angry with Italy.
Additional:
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: why this means an unraveling of last weeks deal. GREECE'S astonishing decision to call a referendum – "a supreme act of democracy and of patriotism", in the words of premier George Papandreou – has more or less killed last week’s EU summit deal.
The markets cannot wait three months to find out the result, and nor is China going to lend much money to the EFSF bail-out fund until this is cleared up. The whole edifice is already at risk of crumbling. Société Générale is down 15pc this morning. The FTSE MIB index in Milan has crashed 7pc. Italian bond spreads have jumped to 450 basis points. Source/full story
Additional:

Greek gold and Goldman Sucks

So by now we know that the Greek cabinet is backing the country’s Prime Minister’s decision to ask citizens in a referendum whether they want to be stripped and gang-raped slowly or to have a painful but quicker rebirth into the new economic landscape that inevitably awaits us all after imminent financial collapse.

Iceland has already told the bankers to **** off – refusing to accept “austerity measures” similar to those now hanging over Greece (and indeed the rest of the EU). Furthermore, Iceland even jailed banksters for bringing their corrupt crises to the country’s 320,000 people. Iceland’s economy is faring better now than its EU neighbours’, having done the right thing by making creditors, rather than citizens, take responsibility for bank debts.

Nonetheless, mainstream media is going all-out with eugenic slurs to taint Greeks as being inefficient at best, lazy and corrupt at worst. Although the debt is of the banksters’ making, it is the ordinary Greek citizen who is to be blamed and punished – especially if they vote to follow Iceland’s example. Source

NTC Militias Run Amok in Libya

Human rights groups say the number of revenge killings by revolutionary forces in Libya is escalating sharply. HRW suggests NTC fighters are terrorizing displaced residents of the coastal town of Tawergha for supporting the old regime. Human Rights Watch reports that the entire town of 30,000 people has been abandoned, with some of it ransacked and burned. Meanwhile, Misrata brigade commanders say the residents of Tawergha should never return.
Some people from Tawergha who have fled to other parts of the country gave accounts of Misrata militias shooting unarmed civilians and arresting and beating detainees. They say in a few cases those beatings have led to death. Source