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Saturday, 24 January 2009

Is the BBC acting like Pravda?

There appears to be widespread civil unrest, particularly in Northern
Europe, caused by the financial crisis as reported by the world's press:

Demonstrations outside the Icelandic parliament have caused Social
Democratic Alliance chief Ingibjorg Gisladottir to hold talks with her party
on Saturday to consider Prime Minister Geir Haarde's call for a May 9
election. Iceland had its worst street riots in 50 years when 2,000
protesters took to the streets of Reykjavik on Thursday, hurling paving
stones at Iceland's parliament building, over the economic crisis. The day
before, protesters threw eggs and soft drinks at Iceland's prime minister.

Dozens of people, including 14 police, injured during riots in Sofia last

Centre-right government likely to call elections after riots over harsh
conditions following IMF bail-out.

Street clashes and 86 arrests after 7,000 people attended a Vilnius rally
called by trade unions to protest at public sector pay cuts, reduced social
security payments, an increase in VAT and an end to tax breaks on medicine
and home heating.

None of this is reported by the BBC (Europe headlines below):

Fatal storms hit Spain and France
Migrants escape on Italian island
EU gives boost to dairy exports
Britons 'bored but happy' - study
Dane guilty of genital mutilation
Belgian creche suspect questioned
France's Dati to quit government
UK in recession as economy slides
Pope launches Vatican on YouTube
S Ossetia 'war crimes' condemned
Norway school shooting kills two
Gerrard denies nightclub assault
Fans clash after Djokovic victory
Spain's jobless rate hits 13.9%
Spanish police seize 'fake' Dalis
EU threat to retained fire crews
Europeans 'seized in Sahara'

North Korea anyone?

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