Obviously, the escalation of violence in Greece is a direct result of the economic turmoil -- specifically referencing living standards that have been below the nation's average -- that has plagued the country for over three years. As history has proven, a failing economy is one of the great catalysts for violence. When people have enough money in their wallets to survive, they are happy and content. However, lack of sufficient funds to sustain an "average" life leads people to behave in violent ways because there is nothing else that they can do about their situation. People tend to partake in scapegoating and xenophobia, targeting ethnic minorities as the cause of their problems instead of the government. Throughout Greece today people are afraid for not just their economic safety, but also their personal safety. It is imperative that the government of Greece find personnel, think tanks, and international help that can perhaps prevent further violence and human rights violations, as it does not look like the economy will turn around anytime soon.
The civil rights violations in Greece remind me of the upcoming 2013 Black History Month celebration that will focus on the Emancipation Proclamation and also on the 50th Anniversary of MLK's March on Washington. See link:http://www.asalh.net/docs/2013ExecutiveSummary.pdf
people have enough money in their wallets to survive