|Protesters clash with police in Madrid, Spain. Unemployment in Spain is over 25%,|
There are general strikes across the eurozone today to protest bankster attempts to impose "austerity," which is a combination of tax increases and cuts to government spending.
Meanwhile, new economic data released this morning shows southern Europe sinking.
Portugal's economy shrank by 0.8% in the third quarter of the year. This means the country's GDP is 3.4% lower than a year ago, when it was in the early stages of an 'adjustment programme' having accepted a €78bn bailout.
Unemployment in Portugal has also hit a record high today of 15.8% for the last quarter.
Separate data showed that Greece's economy is faring even worse - GDP has contracted by 7.2% over the last year.
A combination of mad government restrictions limiting the ability of businesses to operate in the southern eurozone countries and mad European Central Bank monetary policies are responsible for the crisis.
The dire situation could be reversed almost overnight by cutting taxes, shrinking the size of EZ governments and removing the restrictions on businesses to operate.