Bag’s Take-Away:

With economic chaos riddling Euro Zone and a style-conscious Spain, new fashion is mayhem.

via Guardian slideshow: Spanish general strike - in pictures


(photo: Alvaro Barrientos/AP caption: Pamplona: a riot police officer protects a shopping centre)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

With economic chaos riddling Euro Zone and a style-conscious Spain, new fashion is mayhem.

via Guardian slideshow: Spanish general strike - in pictures

(photo: Alvaro Barrientos/AP caption: Pamplona: a riot police officer protects a shopping centre)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
One of the major and most serious developments in news gathering over these past few years has been the targeting of photojournalists by police. It’s not often, though, we get visuals of it. Photos like this one from Portugal, of an attack on an AFP photographer, are important to be seen to raise the awareness of press freedom and “visual rights” especially in the this age of crackdowns against social media-infused protests.
via  Reuters Photos Editor’s Choice
( credit: Hugo Correia/Reuters caption:  A policeman strikes AFP photojournalist Patricia Melo during the Portuguese general strike in Lisbon March 22, 2012. Portugal faces a general strike by workers angered by austerity measures imposed as a condition of a 78-billion euro bailout last year but doubts remain as to whether Thursday’s stoppage will receive widespread support.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

One of the major and most serious developments in news gathering over these past few years has been the targeting of photojournalists by police. It’s not often, though, we get visuals of it. Photos like this one from Portugal, of an attack on an AFP photographer, are important to be seen to raise the awareness of press freedom and “visual rights” especially in the this age of crackdowns against social media-infused protests.

via Reuters Photos Editor’s Choice

( credit: Hugo Correia/Reuters caption: A policeman strikes AFP photojournalist Patricia Melo during the Portuguese general strike in Lisbon March 22, 2012. Portugal faces a general strike by workers angered by austerity measures imposed as a condition of a 78-billion euro bailout last year but doubts remain as to whether Thursday’s stoppage will receive widespread support.)

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You get the feeling Greece is a devious little piggy and that Ms. Riding Hood is entirely oblivious to that fact. 
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(photo credit: Yves Herman/Reuters  caption: Greece’s Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos and the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde (R) attend a Eurogroup meeting at the European Union council headquarters in Brussels, February 9, 2012.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

You get the feeling Greece is a devious little piggy and that Ms. Riding Hood is entirely oblivious to that fact.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(photo credit: Yves Herman/Reuters caption: Greece’s Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos and the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde (R) attend a Eurogroup meeting at the European Union council headquarters in Brussels, February 9, 2012.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Italy’s new welfare minister breaks down as she announces austerity measures and is unable to say the word “sacrifice.” She has a future. Maybe. But what a gift to her boss.  I won’t go into the gender politics of Monti having to step in and provide the word “sacrifice,” what matters to me is that the government bought at least temporary immunization from the type of public sentiment demonstrated in Greece.

(photo 1: abc news photo 2: Zuma Press caption:  Italy’s welfare minister, Elsa Fornero, started crying as she spoke during a press conference Sunday on the country’s new austerity package. Prime Minister Mario Monti and his government were outlining a new three-year, €30 billion ($40.17 billion) austerity plan.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Italy’s new welfare minister breaks down as she announces austerity measures and is unable to say the word “sacrifice.” She has a future. Maybe. But what a gift to her boss. I won’t go into the gender politics of Monti having to step in and provide the word “sacrifice,” what matters to me is that the government bought at least temporary immunization from the type of public sentiment demonstrated in Greece.

(photo 1: abc news photo 2: Zuma Press caption: Italy’s welfare minister, Elsa Fornero, started crying as she spoke during a press conference Sunday on the country’s new austerity package. Prime Minister Mario Monti and his government were outlining a new three-year, €30 billion ($40.17 billion) austerity plan.)

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