(Source: The Banker-Government Complex Must Go )
Watch footage of the December protests while a student organizer discusses the demonstrators’ demands.
See Greek farmers blockade one of the Greek-Bulgarian border crossings.
Watch legislators get tear-gassed, view the furniture barricaded against the door in Parliament.
See 200 security guards storm Parliament and brawl with protesters.
Watch protesters banging on pots, pans, windows, & drums, and see some of the Icelanders’ demands:
See more footage of the “Saucepan Revolution” in this Reuters segment.
Watch raw footage of the January 13 protests in Riga.
See a grandma hurl a big rock at police in the Latvian capitol.
In Argentina’s financial collapse in 2001-02 protestors shouted, “¡Que se vayan todos!” (“All of them must go!”) and forced out a procession of four presidents in less than three weeks. It was a national revolt against contemporary deregulated capitalism.
Governments are imposing austerity measures–mass layoffs, reduced social services and slashed public sector salaries. The results? From Iceland to Latvia, South Korea to Greece, the rest of the world is finally having its ¡Que se vayan todos! moment. As Gudrun Jonsdottir, a 36-year-old Icelandic office worker, put it: “I’ve just had enough of this whole thing. I don’t trust the government, I don’t trust the banks, I don’t trust the political parties and I don’t trust the IMF. We had a good country, and they ruined it.” Protestors want aid for people, not just banks; criminal investigations into the debacle; and deep electoral reform. Italy’s students have taken to shouting in the streets: “We won’t pay for your crisis!”