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Belgium Shuts Down to Protest Austerity Measures (VIDEO)

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Belgium has been paralyzed by a general strike as the country's labor unions protest against government austerity measures, which raise taxes and cut benefits for hundreds of thousands of workers.

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AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Monday January 30, 2012, 2:39 pm
My many thanks to Cher for alerting me to this--thanks!

Cher C (1426)
Monday January 30, 2012, 4:11 pm

Anytime my friend!

Thnx for posting!


Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 5:42 am
Will anyone notice?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 7:51 am
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Bianca D (87)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 9:42 am
Thanks Cal. Thanks Cher.
I suspect we'll be seeing more of this until the gap stops widening.
Good luck to the Belgians.

annelies j (71)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 1:25 pm
That sucks. I remember the whole country shutting down before, growing up in Belgium.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 1:33 pm
Thank you, Cal.

Renata B (136)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 2:04 pm
Thank you. Somehow it's comforting to see that we are not alone.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 10:43 pm
Oh, those Belgians. Anarchists, extremists and radicals every one of them.

Uh, wait a minute, they're the opposite of that. If the Belgians are going on strike the possiblities are endless. Just wait till the French get in on it. The mind fairly boggles.

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 2:14 am
Belgium is halfway shut down a lot of the time anyway.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 10:27 am
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