News/Links May 13
Athens, Greece (CNN) — Greek politicians traded insults and accusations Sunday following an effort by President Karolos Papoulias to broker a coalition government, increasing the possibility of new elections in the debt-stricken country.
Demonstrations have taken place across Spain on the first anniversary of the indignado movement, which has being protesting against political corruption, government austerity measures, the economic crisis as well as high unemployment.
Tens of effigies were hung off bridges over Rome’s river Tiber on Friday, symbolising the upsurge in suicides in Italy over the economic crisis.
The Occupy movement has targeted the Bank of England in London, leading to the arrest of 11 of their number.
The arrests were made for public order offences linked to the day’s demonstrations, which led to about 10 tents being set up outside the banking institution late on Saturday afternoon, City of London Police said.
The protest by about 300 demonstrators in the City of London was part of a global day of action in which thousands of people staged rallies in cities including Moscow, New York, Athens and Madrid, organisers said.
Roberto Adinolfi, 53, was shot in the leg by a gunman on a motorbike in the northern Italian city of Genoa.
He has undergone surgery and colleagues have said his condition is not serious.
The “Olga Cell” of the FAI (Informal Anarchist Federation), made the claim by a letter sent to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.
“Over the next several decades, the Western United States and the semi-arid region from North Dakota to Texas will develop semi-permanent drought, with rain, when it does come, occurring in extreme events with heavy flooding. Economic losses would be incalculable. More and more of the Midwest would be a dust bowl. California’s Central Valley could no longer be irrigated. Food prices would rise to unprecedented levels.”
I think it’s important to remember that becoming resilient isn’t merely a lifestyle choice or a neat thing to do. Instead, given what’s ahead of us, it’s an imperative.
It’s the way to protect ourselves and our loved ones against a turbulent future. A future filled with financial, environmental, resource, health, political, and economic disruptions. Disruptions that nobody can stop.