It has to take the form of vandalism. It has to take the form of law-breaking. The situation is not the same as it was 30 years ago. Power is entirely on the side of the market. The police and the government serve the corporations and other businesses. Anarchy is the only efficacious means of fighting back. Short-circuiting the system is the only alternative because the system is a dominant entity, a totality. No reforms in the system are possible. Cuts in services and education are only the beginning and apparently a few people have smartened up to this fact. Today Athens, Dublin, and London, tomorrow Washington, Paris, Brussels...
What, Denmark is run by the corporations? This is a social democratic welfare state we're talking about. You can't just extend an analysis of the US to the rest of the modernised world. And of course reform is possible, what are you talking about?
Cuts in services and education is a result of the financial crisis, which has left quite a few states exposed to the consequences of years of overspending and other structural problems. There is no way any government of any persuasion in these countries can avoid very painful cuts in public expenditure. In Greece, we're talking about a deeply entrenched culture of black economy and corruption that encompasses virtually the whole of society. Sooner or later the shit hits the fan, and quite frankly the average Greek is as responsible for that as any corporation. This is the bed they made for themselves - not just the top politicians who took bib bribes but also Mr Giorgios Studentikos who wasn't out in the streets demonstrating against that fact while the going was good and was as happy as anyone else about bribing the traffic cop to get out of the fine. The fact that hundreds of thousands of greeks have no better response to a quagmire they have totally created themselves than burning tires in the streets of Athens speaks volumes of why they are where they are in the first place.
Britain and Ireland simply have to cut. Deeply. If they don't, they're screwed.