Greece Is Preparing For A Massive Anti-Austerity Strike

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Greece will effectively shut down today as workers go on strike.  From Reuters:Flights and trains were suspended, shops pulled down their shutters and hospitals worked on emergency staff on Wednesday in Greece’s first big anti-austerity strike since a coalition government took power in June.

Called by the country’s two biggest unions representing half the four-million-strong work force, the walkout is expected to bring out thousands of Greeks to the streets to protest at a new round of belt-tightening demanded by EU and IMF lenders.

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