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Half Million Protest Austerity Measures across Portugal

Posted by feww on March 3, 2013

“Austerity kills:  Screw the troika!”

Half million Portuguese rallied in Lisbon and other cities on Saturday demanding an end to austerity measures dictated by the so-called troika of lenders from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.

“We are in a new dictatorship. Everything that the revolution achieved is being destroyed,” an elderly protester in Lisbon told reporters.

“This government has left the people on bread and water, selling off state assets for peanuts to pay back debts that were contracted by corrupt politicians to benefit bankers,” said another protester.

“If not today, things have to change tomorrow and we need to remain in the streets for the government to fall.”

Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Critical fire weather across 4 states

NWS Forecast: A storm system moving into central United States Monday will create breezy and dry south winds over south central Texas Sunday, and windy and dry conditions behind a cold front Monday night into Tuesday. Driest conditions are expected along the Rio Grande and over the southern Edwards Plateau, where minimum relative humidities could fall to near 10 percent today.
Humidities east of I-35 today are expected to remain in the 20s and 30s. Strong north winds of 20 to 30 mph and minimum relative humidities in the teens are expected behind the cold front that is expected to move through the area early Tuesday morning.

US weather hazmap 3mar13
US weather hazards map – March 3, 2013. Source: NWS

Blizzards paralyze N. Japan killing at least 8

At least 8 people died in snow-related accidents in Hokkaido over the weekend, as twice as much snow as usual fell over the region.  The latest snowfall added more than two meters of snow to accumulations that are already several meters high  in some places, Kyodo News reported. Many houses have been completely buried in snow.

Ethnic clashes in Macedonia leave dozens injured

Two days of clashes between ethnic groups and Macedonian police in the capital, Skopje, has left about 2 dozen people injured, said a report.

Chinese village under lockdown following violent clashes, reform demands

Villagers in southern China’s Shangpu are under a lockdown after a standoff with authorities on Sunday. They “were demanding democratic polls after a violent clash with thugs linked to a local official over a land transfer,” said a report.



Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,105 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


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Eurozone: Unemployment Rate Hits New High

Posted by feww on December 2, 2012


[December 2, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,196 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...


Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Jobless rate in the euro area rose to a new high of 11.7% in October

European Central Bank has warned the single currency zone would not emerge from its crisis until the second half of 2013 [wishful thinking?]

Unemployment rate in recessionary euro area climbed to 11.7% in October up from 10.4% last year.

[Eurozone, officially the euro area, is an economic and monetary union of 17 European Union (EU) member states using euro (€) as common currency.]

  • October 2012 rise was the 14th consecutive monthly record since September 2011 when unemployment reached 10.3 percent.
  • An additional 173,000 were out of work across the euro area, bringing the total to 18.7 million.
  • Some 25.92 million people across the 27-state European Union single market were out of work in October, Eurostat said.
  • The youth unemployment rate climbed to 23.9% in the euro area and to 23.4% in the EU single market compared with 21.2 % and 21.9 percent a year ago, leaving about one in four young Europeans out of work in October.
  • Spain’s jobless rate rose to 26.2% from 25.8% the previous month (55.9 percent of under 25s were out of work), and Italy’s climbed to 11.1% from 10.8%.
  • Greece’s unemployment rate jumped to 25.4% from 18.4% a year ago (at least 57 percent of under 25s were out of work), and Portugal’s 16.3% from 13.7%.
  • France’s jobless rate was 10.7% and Ireland’s 14.7% in October.

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