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Millions of poverty-stricken Italians unable to afford heat, meat amid economic crisis

22.05.2013 14:30

As a severe recession and unprecedented unemployment sweeps Italy, millions of people are struggling to make ends meet. The number of those receiving food assistance has doubled in the past two years, according to a government report.

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Pete Anderson 21.10.2013 13:48

Anti-capitalists need to wake up !! Enforced socialist policies of the E.U are dragging down our countries. also the corrupt banking system !
Every country should print it's own money without having to borrow it at interest.

Anonymous user 31.05.2013 17:45

When free-markets become socialized (ObaMaoized), unemployment becomes the norm. Source = History

Anonymous user 31.05.2013 11:12

Yeah, war is so much more profitable!

Anonymous user 25.05.2013 01:28

Funny how everyone blames someone else when the socialists dreams of utopia go broke, again.

Anonymous user 24.05.2013 12:49

This is not covered in mainstream media here in the U.S. our future scares us. No Reason or logic.

Anonymous user 24.05.2013 04:56

Meanwhile...the politicians and the rich are living better than ever.


Raymond Ramos 23.05.2013 20:49

Seems like the powers to be want the masses to spend until your broke for the sole purpose of control.

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 17:39

True, they don't want to get their hands dirty - thank their mothers for promoting that mentality.


Kinga Mesaros 23.05.2013 15:08

There are jobs, but young people don't want to get their hands dirty and they want to be well paid right away. Thus, Italy has a few million of immigrants and STILL hires people abroad to do the dirty jobs. (source: living in Italy and personally know agencies hiring people abroad for agriculture because they cannot find people willing to work in Italy).

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 10:33

Most likely cultural issue as in US. The youth are entitlement minded & too proud to work a real job

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 10:32

Capitalism at its finest...revolution is due.

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 09:23

to kill wheat and make pasta should be illegal, what about the rights of plants?

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 09:21

I thought pasta was cheap.Get rid of your corrupt governments!

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 07:19

Get rid of private Central Banks and stop paying interest to trillionaires.

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 04:31

No surprises poverty is the 1%'s agenda! and its bank rules them all..

Anonymous user 23.05.2013 03:56

Plenty of pork to be eaten. Remove uniform before cooking.

Anonymous user 22.05.2013 23:51

Glory of socialism, European countries were going to run out of someone else's money at some point.

Anonymous user 22.05.2013 22:00

This is good.
The Euro brought prosperity.
No more need for labor or work.
Just sit home & watch TV.

Anonymous user 22.05.2013 21:13

Germany has filled it's belly at the expense of your families. How do you feel? Angry? That's Right!

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