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As Greece Erupts, BBC's Paul Mason on the New Global Revolutions Over Austerity, Inequality

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Uploaded on Feb 22, 2012

democracynow.org - Greece is bracing for protests after eurozone finance ministers concluded a deal that will provide a $170 billion bailout in return for another round of deep austerity cuts. The bailout is opposed by several unions and left-wing groups in Greece over new cuts and layoffs imposed on public sector workers. Democracy Now! talks wtih Paul Mason, economics editor at BBC Newsnight and author of the new book, "Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions," who has just returned from Greece. "What makes the headlines are, of course, the riots," Mason says. "What doesn't make so many headlines is what is happening to real people. We're living in a time where the world has, in the last couple of years, erupted in a way many people thought they would never see again since the 1960s. The underpinnings of this new global unrest are [that] people are sick of seeing the rich get richer during a crisis."

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