The photo above comes from Ireland, but the news I have about the anti-austerity tax resistance campaigns in Europe comes from Greece today:
- The Greek government says that they believe they have lost €17.1 million to the road toll-resisters so far.
- They are responding by trying to increase the legal penalties for interfering with road toll collection — now wanting to make it a criminal offense that would lead to a minimum three-month prison sentence.
- The Tireless Agorist takes a look at the burgeoning underground economy in Greece in the wake of the crisis, including the use of a difficult-to-tax alternative currency.
- The situation in Greece was dramatized by the spectacle of the annual independence day military parades — where the parading soldiers had to be protected by lines of riot police standing between them and spectators along the parade route.