By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News Researchers have issued a warning about the health of people in Greece in the wake of the financial crisis. Writing in The Lancet, they said cuts to hospitals' budgets meant they were being overstretched. More people were reporting "bad health" and HIV infections were on the increase, the authors warned. While public health experts said the picture was "concernin ...Read more ›
by Michael Grothaus "A Reuters employee who was investigating Apple's legendary secrecy visited Foxconn's walled city-like facility in Guanlan, China, and was reportedly roughed up by security." The reporter took a taxi to the facility and left the taxi to take photographs of the front gate and security checkpoint. When a guard shouted, the reporter hopped back in the taxi. The guard then blocked the ...Read more ›
"Eurostat estimates that 20 percent of Greek population lives under poverty levels, the highest rate in the Eurozone"
by wikileaks. All of these factors have contributed to a general feeling that the carefree days of generous salaries and easy borrowing have passed, and that the future looks dim and uncertain. Already Eurostat estimates that 20 percent of the Greek population lives under poverty levels, the highest rate in the Eurozone together with Spain. A European eurobarometer report publicized in early February reveal ...Read more ›
by Michel Chossudovsky at http://www.globalresearch.ca For the last twenty years, Somalia has been entangled in a "civil war" amidst the destruction of both its rural and urban economies. The country is now facing widespread famine. According to reports, tens of thousands of people have died from malnutrition in the last few months. The lives of several million people are threatened. The mainstream media ca ...Read more ›
Debt crisis forces many on to the streets through bankruptcy and job loss Peter Papadopoulos, an unemployed chef who became homeless last August Peter Papadopoulos, who became homeless last August, has been in a hostel in Athens for the last three months. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian A young man is sitting in the corner of the Klimaka hostel, rocking himself against his knees in a slow repetitive ...Read more ›
Spiegel Online – The People Behind the Numbers: Greece Threatened with Widespread, Long-Term Poverty
By Manfred Ertel in Athens Greece is tightening its belt -- and the number of people living in poverty is surging as a result. Thousands line up in front of food banks and resort to rifling through rubbish bins. The country's financial crisis is rapidly turning into a social one -- while wealthy tax evaders manage to get off scot-free. This time, the fight for survival last exactly 29 minutes. At precisely ...Read more ›