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"It's always been my intention to tackle the 1926 general strike as it was a time when the possibility of a genuine revolution was in the air," says ...
The general strike had started on September 4th, and variety shows had gone off air immediately following the start of the strike. Dramas such ...

"Everyone call into work tomorrow, because general strike, fuck this country," said Blake Schwarzenbach, Jawbreaker's singer and guitar player ...
Barcelona, Spain • Trade unions in Catalonia led a general strike Tuesday that closed down businesses and blocked highways to protest ...
People shout slogans as they wave Catalan pro-independence 'Estelada' flags during a protest in Barcelona on October 2, a day after ...
Hundreds of thousands of people filled Barcelona's streets on Tuesday to protest Spanish police forces' militant response to the independence ...

Demonstrators shouted insults outside police stations, motorways were cut off and public services ground to a near-halt as a general strike ...
Several thousand people have gathered in Barcelona in protest against an alleged excessive use of force by Spanish police during Catalonia's ...
More than 40 unions and Catalonian associations are calling for a general strike across the embattled region following widespread violence ...
The brutal repression that Spain's government meted out to Catalonians in yesterday's independence referendum has cemented the ...
Pro-independence groups and trade unions have called for everyone in the state - more than three million people - to stay home from work on ...
Thousands walked out across South Africa yesterday in a general strike against job losses and corruption, including at the highest levels of ...
Some French ports and refineries are likely to join a general strike on Thursday called by the CGT labor union against changes to labor law.
Over 22 days in May and June this year, the Afro-Colombian city of Buenaventura went on a general strike. Residents of the city surrounding ...
The coordinator of a Portuguese civil servant union (Frente Comum) said that all indicators pointed towards a large turnout, for Friday's strike.
During the general strike on 3 October, a group of farmers from the region of La Jonquera in Catalonia said they planned to close off the border ...
The revolutionary events of 1905 are dramatic: Bloody Sunday; spreading strikes in the industrial centers; a general strike in the fall; mutiny in the fleet; formation of the first Council of workers' Deputies in the capital; the tsar's deceptive ...

All three defendants are prominent among those who, since the protests and general strikes began in October, have faced detention and arrest.
In Argentina, tens of thousands of teachers marched through the capital Buenos Aires Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike demanding pay raises to keep pace with high inflation.
Despite being condemned by both the Congress and the Muslim League, the uprising gained immense popular support, especially in Mumbai, where thousands of workers joined in and took to the streets to participate in a general strike called by the Bombay ...
Campaign director Andrea Cristina Mercado told AlterNet, "The National Domestic workers Alliance is mobilizing domestic workers across the country for a general strike and consumer boycott on May first. For all of us who can participate, it's ...
More broadly, Tom Cat employees called on fellow workers around the country, particularly immigrants, indigenous peoples, African Americans and other marginalized communities to rise with them, culminating in a general strike on May 1. "We risked a lot ...
... even as the economy climbs out of recession. [nL2N1GY1FV] The country's largest labor union has called a general strike for April 6. (Additional reporting by Nicolas Misculin; Editing by Alistair Bell) ((hugh.bronstein@thomsonreuters.com; 5411 4318 ...
The country's largest labor union has called a general strike for April 6. [nL2N1GW0BE] [nL2N1GT1QK] Indec's Tuesday report highlighted the challenge Macri faces in ensuring the recovery is felt on the streets.
Los Angeles - The Food Chain workers Alliance, a national coalition of workers organized across the food system, and the Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West (SEIU USWW) have announced a May 1 general strike.
The former group announced the event in a post on facebook, writing, "Friends, allies and fellow workers, today we announce, with boldness and defiance, that our member organizations have voted unanimously to engage in a general strike with movement ...
Brazilians took to the streets in a nationwide protest on March 15 against President Michel Temer's pension reform plan. "This is the first unified mobilisation this year and opens the calendar of an intense agenda that we will have in 2017 to denounce ...
The revolutionary events of 1905 are dramatic: Bloody Sunday; spreading strikes in the industrial centers; a general strike in the fall; mutiny in the fleet; formation of the first Council of workers' Deputies in the capital; the tsar's deceptive ...
Good news for the Philly resistance: The "general strike" planned for May 1 will be much more organized than February's "Day Without immigrants" - and it comes with built-in sources of funding for participants.
A hundred years ago, on March 12 (February 27 according to the Julian calendar used in Russia in 1917), socialists in Petrograd distributed the following appeal for an insurrectional general strike to bring down tsarism. That day - the culmination of ...
Argentina's largest union announced a one-day general strike on April 6, increasing pressure on President Mauricio Macri's center-right government six months before mid-term congressional elections.
More than a dozen calls have been issued for a general strike in the U.S. on May 1, International workers Day. These have come from a wide range of organizations of migrant workers, women, prisoners, socialist revolutionaries and others.
One hundred years ago on March 12, 1917, (February 27 according to the Julian calendar in use in Russia at the time), socialists in Petrograd distributed the following appeal for an insurrectionary general strike to bring down Tsarism. That day, in the ...
File - A vehicle, belonging to the Nuwakot-based World Vision International Nepal's Office, torched by Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist cadres, in Bidur-4 of ...
March 12, 2017 - Links International Journal of socialist Renewal / John Riddell's Marxist Essays and Commentary website - 100 years ago today, on March 12 (February 27) 1917, socialists in Petrograd distributed the following appeal for an ...
Mar 11, 2017- Over 80 banda enforcers were arrested from Kathmandu Valley on Friday during a general strike called by the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha.
The Federal Alliance has called this general strike in protest of the Saptari incident which led to the death of four UDMF cadres on Monday.
Kathmandu, March 10: The impact of the general strike called by the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has been minimal in the Kathmandu Valley with considerable number of vehicles plying the roads.
Madrid, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade Unions, students and parents in Spain began today a general strike to demand the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy reversion of budget cuts and abolition of the controversial education law.
"The Day Without a woman," a "general strike" led by the organizers of the Women's March on Washington, calls for American women to give up their labor at work and at home for 24 hours.
Kathmandu, March 10: The impact of the general strike called by the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has been minimal in the Kathmandu Valley with considerable number of vehicles plying the roads.
Madrid, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade Unions, students and parents in Spain began today a general strike to demand the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy reversion of budget cuts and abolition of the controversial education law.
The Federal Alliance has called this general strike in protest of the Saptari incident which led to the death of four UDMF cadres on Monday.
Unions have been weakened to the point where even labor strikes are uncommon, let alone general strikes. Usually, a set of workers walks off a job site or out of a particular type of work to shut production down and draw attention to their part in the ...
But this year, March 8 marked more than an annual celebration of women's accomplishments. In Columbus and cities nationwide, grassroots activists dedicated the day to a women's general strike to demonstrate the economic impact women have in America.
The second group consisted of about 150 women and a few men dressed mostly in red who had been brought together by the Santa Cruz general strike Organizing Committee. Older and less diverse, this group focused on issues primary to the larger ...
For their second major effort, the organizers of the Women's March are helping call for a general strike - "A Day Without a woman" - on March 8th, International Women's Day.
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The Tiki bar, instead of closing, will host an evening of cocktails mixed by the majority-woman bar staff. The bar's event page on facebook nods to the bar's female employees: an owner, general manager, bar manager, six (of just nine) full-time ...
On Wednesday, women across the country will participate in a general strike from paid and unpaid work to demonstrate our economy's dependence on women and demand economic justice.


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