general strikes

Conversation on general strikes

This is part of a discussion on Facebook that started off some questions on the topic of general strikes. I thought the conversation was interesting, so decided to turn into a blog post.

France 1968 photo gallery

Photographs of the uprising and general strike in May 68 in France.

Spain: The CNT calls for a nationwide general strike on March 29

March 10 - The CNT, Spain's anarchist labor union, issued a statement yesterday announcing that they will be convoking a nation-wide general strike for March 29 against the labor reform passed on Thursday by the Parliament.

Betrayals and outbursts in Barcelona

Student protestors smash bank in Barcelona

On the transport strike, the student strike, and the riots, protests, and sabotage carried out in Barcelona in the month of February, in response to the Labor Reform and the austerity measures, and the role of anarchists and anarcho-syndicalists.

100,000,000 workers grind India to a halt in one of world's biggest strikes ever

One of the world's largest ever strikes began at midnight on Monday 27th Feb and will end at midnight tonight. Up to 100,000,000 Indian workers from different sectors and industries are calling for a national minimum wage, permanent jobs, and much more.

General strike May 1st: Why?

Why do we need a general strike?

War on the waterfront - Peter Cole

drawing of IWW dockers

Chapter 4 of "Wobblies on the waterfront-interracial unionism in progressive-era Philadelphia" by Peter Cole, an excellent text about the American IWW in the early 20th century, and interestingly about some Wobblies' support of World War I.

May 1st, 2012 posters and graphics

Collection of Occupy related images that have been floating around the internet on the topic of a May 1st general strike.

The world’s biggest ever strike, India, 28th February 2012

On February 28th 2012 over 100,000,000 Indian workers will come out on strike. Workers from many unions and sectors are trying to gain improvements in areas such as, pay, pensions, and employment rights.

Nigerian workers win partial victory as strike ends

Nigerian unions have called off their national strike after a turbulent week. The Nigerian government have been forced into a partial climbdown, and have reinstated 60% of the fuel subsidies that they scrapped at the start of the year.