The Greeks are facing the Abyss

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A young woman shouts during a union demonstration in front of the Greek parliament in Athens. The Greek parliament is due to hold a key vote on new austerity measures on Wednesday. Both public and private sector unions have scheduled a general strike to coincide with the vote. The measures, including controversial tax hikes, wage reductions and other changes in labor regulations have to be passed if Greece hopes to receive fresh aid for the EU and the IMF.