website statistics
Quantcast

Meltdown Part 3-Paying the price

Al Jazeera airs part three of its four part series entitled Meltdown

The third episode of Meltdown looks at how the victims of the 2008 financial crash fight back. A protesting singer in Iceland brings down the government; in France a union leader oversees the kidnapping of his bosses; and thousands of families are made homeless in California.
In depth coverage of US financial crisis protests

Hordur Torfason, an Icelandic singer, leads the way in holding protests over the country’s economy, calling for the resignation of the government and new elections.

Geir Haarde, the prime minister of Iceland, was surrounded and pelted by the protestors. Haarde soon resigned and the country’s government collapsed.

In France, workers fought back to claim their rights. The Continental Tire factory announced its plant would close by 2010, meaning job losses for its 1,120 employees. Workers occupied offices and trashed the place in protest. Protests spread right across France and Europe.

As the grim toll of the financial crisis continues to mount around the world, many governments are looking for the true causes of the meltdown. In many cases, what they are discovering amounts to a crime.

Print Friendly
Be Sociable, Share!
Avatar of magix Posted by on October 8, 2011. Filed under Featured,Media,Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry
Add Comment Register



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>