Perhaps a good place to chronicle the world wide worker reaction to the global financial crisis.
Hundreds of thousands of angry and fearful French workers mounted nationwide strikes and protests Thursday to demand President Nicolas Sarkozy do far more to fight the economic crisis.
Public and private sector workers united in the protest to seek increases in salaries, greater protection for their jobs and more intensive government efforts to simulate the economy.
Greek farmers protesting against a slump in commodity prices lifted most of their roadblocks on Thursday after accepting a government offer, but kept border crossings to Bulgaria shut for an eleventh day.
The blockades, which have caused travel chaos across Greece and angered Bulgaria, have shaken a conservative government struggling to cope with the economic slump and recover from the worst riots in decades last month.