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Images of the Day: ‘Tis still the economy, stupid!

Posted by msrb on March 21, 2009

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Shafted: Homo sapiens sapiens:

In the dawn of 21st century, against all planetary interests and in the face of the welfare of majority, the carbon intensive economic system still continues  to serve the monetary interest of a very small minority.

Demonstrators protest outside the Goldman Sachs building in New York, March 19, 2009. The demonstration was part of a national protest against major U.S. banks and firms with participants calling on Congress to take action on employee free choice, health care, and banking reform. REUTERS/Eric Thayer.
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A woman collects recyclable materials at a dump site in Changzhi, Shanxi province March 20, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer.

French riot police arrest youth at the end of a peaceful protest march in Paris on March 19, 2009. Several hundred youths clashed with police in Paris on Thursday, as peaceful, million-strong protests against France’s handling of the economic crisis turned violent. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Protesters clash with police in London in January over Israel’s action in Gaza. Such scenes could become more common sights in the UK. Guardian UK.  Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Europe is in danger of being split by a new ‘Iron Curtain’ as the deepening economic crisis separates east from west, the EU has been told. Hungarian protester argues with riot police outside the Hungarian Parliament. March 1, 2009. Telegraph UK. Photo: AFP

Global economic downturn takes its toll on “New Europ
e.” Several hundred protesters clashed with riot police in front of Lithuania’s Parliament in Vilnius on January 16, 2009. (Photo: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images).

Iceland’s economy was devastated by the collapse of its 3 largest banks. In this January 20, 2009 photo, riot police is seen using pepperspray and teargas to disperse demonstrators in the capital, Reykjavik . Photo credit: Johannes G. Skulason

Sofia, Bulgaria, 21 January 2009: Protesters wave the national flag and shout slogans during an anti-government protest in front of parliament in the capital. Bulgarians have held a rally to demand that the government resign because of alleged corruption and a deepening economic crisis. Guardian UK. Photograph: Petar Petrov/AP.

Nikea, Greece, 26 January 2009: Tractors block the Athens-Thessaloniki motorway near the city of Larisa, as farmers continue to occupy key junctions on the route and other roads in northern Greece, effectively slicing the country in two. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/Getty.

Edinburgh, Scotland, April 23 2008: Demonstrators protest outside Edinburgh International Conference where the Royal Bank of Scotland annual general meeting is taking place. The bank went on to accept a £20bn government bail-out. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.

Riga, Latvia, 13 January 2009: Looters pick up food and spirits in a grocery store after protesters clash with anti-riot police officers during a rally near the Saeima (parliament). Thousands of people massed in the capital demanding snap elections and the resignation of the government in the face of a deepening economic crisis. The rally is one of the largest protest since the Baltic country won independence from the crumbling Soviet Union in 1991. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images.

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