general strikes

Guinea: Five day general strike begins

The capital of Guinea was brought to a standstill today on the first of a five-day general strike over wages and pensions.

Nepal shut down by general strike against bogus election

A nationwide strike has been declared across Nepal in protest against dictator King Gyanendra's "elections" to be held on Wednesday.

South Korea: General strike

Unions in South Korea launched a general strike today after the passage of a temporary workers bill by the National Assembly.

'Leaded/Unleaded'- the story of the 2004 Beirut general strike now online

In 2004 a general strike was called in the Lebanon against rocketing prices and poor social provision. During demonstrations the army opened fire killing five.

India: Manipur state shut down by general strike

Routine life came to a standstill in Manipur following a 16-hour "lightning general strike" called by three students' organisations.

Bangladesh: general strike

A general strike is in force today across Bangladesh.

The Development of Class Struggle in Nigeria - ICG

Worker-student action committees, France May '68 - Roger Gregoire and Fredy Perlman

Students and workers demonstrate in May 68

An in-depth look at the worker-student action committees in the uprising of France May '68.

1926: The social general strike - why 1926 failed - Tom Brown

Tyldesley miners outside the Miners Hall during the 1926 General Strike.

Written in the early 1940s, British syndicalist Tom Brown's article The Social General Strike - Why 1926 Failed examines the failure of the 1926 General Strike. It makes suggestions for future action, and argues for worker's control.

1946: The Oakland general strike - Stan Weir

Public meeting at the fountain in Latham Square

An account by Stan Weir of the gen strike in Oakland, California, in 1946.