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Greece Riots

Touring Europe In The Age Of Unrest

Rick Steves | Posted 12.11.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Demonstrating is woven into European democracies. And, while protesting is generally just too much trouble for most Americans, Europeans are quick to hit the streets when they want to raise their collective voice.

Greece, Youth and the Phoenix

Anthony Strano | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Anthony Strano

So what other alternative do the young people have except to migrate to warmer and kinder climates? The future is built on the young adults of today. If they go, Greece will go.

Greece Is the Wor(l)d: Part 2

Alexia Amvrazi | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Alexia Amvrazi

It starts with a tingle in the nose, like you're about to sneeze. Next, a stinging in the eyes. Welcome to the effects of tear-gas, which for Athenians has become an ordinary experience.

PHOTOS: Athens Burns Amid Greek Riots

Posted 02.14.2012 | World

On the same day that Greece's parliament passed harsh new austerity measures as part of a multi-billion euro rescue package, workers cleared wreckage ...

What Is Really Happening in Athens

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

In an affair like this one, which is political as much as economic, and where the highly inflammable matter being toyed with is a people, their pride, their memory, their revolt, their survival, one would like to have seen things handled more deftly.

PHOTOS: Athens Burns After Massive Protests

Posted 02.13.2012 | World

Anger over proposed austerity measures reached a boiling point on Sunday as protests in the center of Greece's capital turned violent. As tens of t...

WATCH: Arianna Weighs In On Greece's Economic Crisis

Huff TV | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS to discuss Greece's economic issues. "There is no work," she said. "You have 40% youth unemployment......

Austerity Bites

Foreign Policy | Joanna Kakissis, Nikolas Leontopoulos | Posted 12.22.2011 | World

Parliament may claim that austerity has saved the country from a certain trip to Hades, but average Greeks would almost rather just go down in flames....

One Dead In Greek Riots

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greek lawmakers passed a deeply resented new austerity bill Thursday, caving in to the demands of international creditors in or...

Live From Greece

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 09.06.2011 | World
Arjuna Ardagh

The lessons we can learn here are not from Greek politicians or economists, but how you and I can learn to fully enjoy our lives in the midst of the messes created by them.

Greece Clears FInal Hurdle To Receive Bailout Funds

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 08.30.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greece has faced down street violence and strikes for the sake of financial aid it was promised and needs to avoid bankruptcy. ...

Postcard From Greece: This Should Not Be About Austerity, It's About The Future Of Democracy

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.28.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

Given that the Greeks invented democracy, it's only fitting that they're now being given the chance to reinvent it. As I found out during my trip to Greece last week, those really are the stakes.

DRAMATIC PHOTOS: Greece Protests Turn Violent

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

Police and protesters clashed in Athens Tuesday, as police hurled tear gas into crowds of hooded youths protesting the austerity measures that lenders...

An Open Letter to the People of Greece: Restore the Drachma

Ann Pettifor | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

Greece's elected politicians have plunged the country into a spiral of decline. Is there anybody on earth who seriously believes that austerity will restore the prosperity of Greece? Equally ludicrous is the idea that there is no alternative.

Greece Denied Loans, For Now

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 08.19.2011 | Business

LUXEMBOURG — Hours of talks between eurozone finance ministers on the imploding finances of Greece broke up early Monday morning without the min...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, rioters took to the streets of Athens, Greece -- enraged by their government's economic austerity measures. In Canada, rioters took to the streets of Vancouver -- enraged by... the loss of a hockey game. Stateside, Anthony Weiner finally stepped down, joining the ranks of the unemployed -- a category multimillionaire Mitt Romney also claimed membership in, telling a group of unemployed Floridians who had just described their struggles finding a job, "I'm also unemployed." It was a moment the New York Times labeled "awkward" -- probably not a word you want associated with your presidential run (who can forget President Dukakis, President Gore, President Dole and President Kerry?). Of course, voters will forgive the occasional awkward moment -- but moments that are awkward and disconnected from reality? Not so much. Happy Father's Day to all our HuffPost Dads!

Greek Protesters Riot Over Financial Crisis

Washington Post | Anthony Faiola | Posted 07.14.2011 | World

Already struggling to avoid a debt default that could seal Greece's fate as a financial pariah, this Mediterranean nation is also scrambling to contai...

Papandreou's Leadership in Greece Under the Riots' Pressure

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thanos Dimadis

Images of enraged protesters will become a more usual phenomenon in Greece. And that's not only because only of increasing uncertainty. The social clashes have their roots in a lack of leadership.

Greek Protests On The Rise As Government Rolls Out Harsh Budget Cuts

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government is battling growing discontent over a new round of economic austerity, with fresh strikes, public hostilit...

Greece: Is It the First Domino to Fall?

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Behzad Mohit

The Grecian revolt may prove to be the forerunner of similar events in Spain, Portugal, and across Europe. Our own Tea Party activism may be an intuitive awakening of people who feel it in their gut that something is not quite right.

Greeks Riot Over Debt Crisis, Try To Storm Parliament, Get tear Gassed

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Rioting over harsh austerity measures left three people dead in a torched Athens bank and clouds of tear gas drifting past parl...

Greek Tourism Industry Struggles After Athens Riots

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Road closures, worker strikes and the riots that rocked Athens recently have all led up to what Greece is fearing will be a lousy summer for tourists....

Greece Riots Over Austerity Plan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AP ATHENS, Greece -- Street clashes erupted between rioting youths and police in central Athens Thursday as tens of thousands demonstrated during a na...

Greeks Riot Over Nation's Financial Crisis

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Elena Becatoros and Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel avoided giving debt-plagued Greece a commitmen...

How Big Banks' Greek-Style Schemes Are Bankrupting States Across the U.S.

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

In a desperate effort to meet budget needs, states and local governments over the last decade have gone to the big banks to ask for exotic instruments known as interest rate swaps.