Rocks, Molotov cocktails fly in Athens in first anti-govt protest

Dozens of protesters clashed with police in central Athens, throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks at the first march against the leftist Syriza party. They’re angry at a deal the party made with EU partners last week to extend an aid program to Greece – leading to accusations the new government is going back on pre-election promises to end the much-hated bailout program.

Polish Farmers Blockade Motorways Across Country


SOURCE: Land Workers Alliance

This week thousands of Polish family farmers turned out to protest in over 50 locations across the country. Over 150 tractors blockaded the A2 motorway into Warsaw on the 3rd February and hundreds more continue to close major roads and picket government offices in other regions. The farmers are vowing to continue the struggle until the government agrees to enter talks with the unions and commits to addressing what the farmers see as a crisis in Polish agriculture. (more…)

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