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A Soros Trojan Horse inside the New Greek Government?

by Wayne Madsen, Strategic Culture

As Greece celebrates the inauguration of its anti-austerity government, the euphoria should be tempered with a bit of realism. Although new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who named his son «Ernesto» after Cuban revolutionary Ernesto «Ché» Guevara, and the vast majority of his new Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) government have good left-wing and pro-labor credentials, the same cannot be necessarily said of the man Tsipras chose to be Greece’s new finance minister. Yanis Varoufakisis a citizen of Australia who was educated in Britain and worked as a professor at the University of Texas. Europe has witnessed such dual nationals with conflicting loyalties take power in countries in Eastern Europe, most notably in Ukraine, where American Natalie Jaresko became finance minister in order to deliver International MonetaryFund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB) austerity «poison pills» to Ukraine. Continue reading A Soros Trojan Horse inside the New Greek Government?

100,000 Belgium protesters clash with police after austerity march

Belgian police and a few hundred protesters, including many dockers, clashed in central Brussels on Thursday after a largely peaceful march against reforms and cost-cutting measures of the new centre-right government.

Several cars were overturned or set on fire and assorted projectiles thrown at the lines of police, who responded with pepper spray and water cannon. Police finally cleared the area with a charge late in the afternoon.

A police spokesman declined to say how many people had been detained and how many police and protesters injured.

Around 100,000 Belgians had earlier marched through central Brussels in protest against the new government’s savings measures. It was the first in a series of demonstrations and strikes planned over coming weeks. Continue reading 100,000 Belgium protesters clash with police after austerity march