In the News (from The New York Times): “Belgium was paralyzed by a national strike Monday [January 30th] as unions, angry over austerity measures, timed the protest to coincide with a one-day meeting of European Union leaders here in the capital.
“The rail network was shut down and flights were severely disrupted…Tram, bus and metro services in Brussels were suspended, transportation officials said. High-speed international trains, like the Eurostar from London and Thalys from Paris, were among those canceled.
“Belgian news media reported that most government buildings and many schools were closed and that postal services were not operating. Many stores were closed, and striking workers erected barriers to block access to industrial zones. …
“Belgium is one of many European nations struggling to control its budget, and unions are angry over plans to cut spending and raise taxes. “
Comment: Everything is possible to accomplish through simple discussion, gentle explanation, and public agreement at the round table, as one family, which people in general want—and come to the need for integral education in order to achieve equitable distribution.