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    Belgium Now

    Post  mudra on Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:47 am

    Belgian firemen hose ministry in pensions protest
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    “Pas d’accord!!” … “We don’t agree!” read the slogan. The protester carrying the large red billboard was referring to Belgium’s planned pension reforms.

    Opposition to government austerity measures has seen the country hit by a general strike, causing severe disruption to the public sector.

    As well as public transport, schools, hospitals and other services such as post offices have been affected.

    Firemen in Brussels did use their hoses: targeting the Ministry of Pensions with a volley of water and foam. When police blocked an alleyway, they turned their nozzles on the entrance to the royal park and an office building.

    Firemen are particularly angry with the new pension plan, saying it ignores the need of those with physically and mentally demanding jobs to retire early.

    In another smaller protest, several demonstrators wore fake white beards and simulated the use of walking frames. The message: that many people would be forced to work longer, into old age, for lower pensions.

    “We can understand something has to happen, but not in this way, not in this arrogant way where they say ‘it is going to be like this’ without any consultation. It is going to happen, and that is it, finish. We can not accept that,” said Edna Verhije, a supermarket cashier.

    The strike is the first major test for Belgium’s new government. Pension reform is a key part of next year’s budget, aimed at cutting the public deficit to conform to EU rules.

    video: Arrow http://www.euronews.net/2011/12/22/belgian-firemen-hose-ministry-in-pensions-protest/

    see also: Belgium protests austerity
    Arrow http://www.euronews.net/2011/12/02/belgian-s-protest-austerity/


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    Re: Belgium Now

    Post  Arrowwind on Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:06 pm

    WEll, heck, all they need to do is what the USA does, print more money!

    I hear that a number of EU states are considering the re-establishment of their own currency, including Germany.

    Whats the word on this?
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    Armed Convoy on the move in Belgium -- Locals think Ukraine

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    Re: Belgium Now

    Post  mudra on Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:54 pm

    On December 15, 2014, a 24-hour general strike brought Belgium to a standstill as trade unions shutdown airports, trains, ports, highways, shops, factories, schools and government offices. The December 15th strike was the first general strike in Belgium since 1993 and was part of wave of actions against the latest austerity polices of the centre-right government, headed by Prime Minister Charles Michel, who took office in October.


    watch video: Arrow http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/belgium-on-strike/

    First time Belgium appears in the Alternative media

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    Re: Belgium Now

    Post  mudra on Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:07 pm

    Newsbud Breaking News: "NATO Chief Auditor in Charge of Terrorism Funding Murdered in Belgium"

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