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Austerity Outrage Fuels Push for Greek General Strike

• http://www.commondreams.org, Sarah Lazare
 Journalists from radio, television, and online news, as well as daily newspapers, participated in the Tuesday action against wage theft, firings, slashes to pensions and benefits, and broad austerity measures at the behest of the European Union and International Monetary Fund.

Meanwhile, the two most powerful trade unions in Greece — private-sector GSEE and public-sector ADEDY— called on Greek workers to participate in Wednesday's general strike against the Greek government's latest round of punishing government austerity reforms.

Just last week, the Greek parliament agreed to a new wave of austerity — including the firing of 11,000 public sector workers — in exchange for a fresh flow of EU-IMF bailout money.

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