Democracy Now! provides an excellent report on the recent protests in Greece. This video is quality coverage of what is happening on the ground, with interviews from protesters themselves. After numerous protests and clashes with police over the last few months, the people went on a general strike last week. A basic summary is that the people have shut down the nation in protest of the prospective cuts to public services under the austerity policy. This policy serves to protect the financial market (and the Euro currency) by limiting the national government’s spending. I will continue to follow this story and have an in-depth feature in the coming weeks. #Solidarity. Orchestrated Pulse.