France At A Crossroads

By Richard Greeman, Popular Resistance -

The nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the [...]

Lesson From Radical Seattle: How General Strike Rhetoric Became A City-Wide Reality

By Steve Early, Popular Resistance -

Winslow’s new book, Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919 (Monthly Review Press) hows how “labor’s most spectacular revolt” was many years in the making. It drew on the experience of [...]

French Union Workers Vote To Halt Production At Key Oil Facility

By Sudip Kar-Gupta, Bate Felix, Reuters -

French workers voted on Monday to halt production at a key oil facility that supplies Paris and the surrounding region, joining other petroleum industry shutdowns in a nationwide strike against [...]

Colombians Launch National Cacerolazo Against Tax Reform

By Telesur English. -

Thousands participated in a pot-banging protest in Bogota on Monday afternoon [December 16, 2019] in the Plaza de Bolivar, in order to demand the burying of a tax reform bill in the Congress of [...]

General Strike In Finland Saves Their Postal Service

By Brian Wakamo, Inequality.org -

Finland now has the youngest prime minister in the world, 34-year-old Sanna Marin. The Social Democrat was catapulted into power when her predecessor, Antti Rinne, was forced to resign after a [...]

Chileans Have Launched A General Strike Against Austerity

By Felipe Lagos-Rojas and Francisca Gomez-Baeza, Jacobinmag.com -

In Chile’s main cities, armed forces and tanks are filling the streets. But civilians are holding their ground, refusing to abandon public space. Official reports indicate eleven fatalities so [...]

“We Can’t Remain Indifferent”: Chile Trade Unions Call For General Strike In Support Of Student-Led Uprising

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

As protests against the Chilean government continued Monday, trade unions across the South American country called for a general strike to support demonstrators drawing attention to the nation's [...]

French Unions Call General Strike For Better Pay, Retirement, Education

By Staff, En.rfi.fr -

The CGT, Force Ouvrière, Solidaires and student unions Unef and UNL hope their demonstration will put further pressure on President Emmanuel Macron, who is expected to put forward propositions in [...]

Why The Seattle General Strike Of 1919 Should Inspire A New Generation Of Labor Activists

By Steven C. Beda, Theconversation.com -

It shut down a major U.S. city, inspired a rock opera, led to decades of labor unrest and provoked fears Russian Bolsheviks were trying to overthrow American capitalism. It was the Seattle [...]

Matamoros Strike Grows As Mexican Ruling Class Warns Of National Strike Wave

By Eric London and Andrea Lobo, WSWS. -

The strike of tens of thousands of Matamoros workers spread beyond the maquiladoras this week to new industries as workers in water purification, milk production and Coca-Cola bottling walked out [...]

Everything You Need To Know About General Strikes

By Kim Kelly, Teenvogue.com -

The word strike seems to be on everyone’s lips these days. Workers across the world have been striking to protest poor working conditions, to speak out against sexual harassment, and to jumpstart [...]

General Strike: The Fierce Urgency Of Now

By Staff, Afacwa.org -

Thank you. I am proud to represent my union tonight, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. We are aviation’s first responders and last line of defense. It’s wonderful to be joined by my [...]

India General Strike 2019

By Jamie Woodcock, Notesfrombelow.org -

In Bangalore the strike was strong, shutting down transportation across the city. On the 8th of January, the unions called for a demonstration outside the town hall. There was the visible [...]

Catalonia Sees Second General Strike In A Month

By Staff, catalannews.com -

By Staff of Catalan News - Unions, civic organizations and political parties sign up to stoppage demanding release of imprisoned Catalan officials Catalonia sees its second general strike in just [...]

What Will Happen If Activists Stage A Nationwide Strike Against Trump?

By Eric Lutz, www.mic.com -

By Eric Lutz for Mic - A general strike is an organized work stoppage by a large number of employees across a broad spectrum of industries in an effort to advance a political or economic goal. [...]

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