general strikes

Account of the March 29 Spanish general strike from Barcelona

A short account for libcom.org from a comrade in Barcelona, on Spain's first general strike for 18 months.

Scenes from the general strike in Portugal

On March 22nd the second general strike in four months took place in Portugal, ending in confrontations with the police in Lisbon, and once again illustrating the shifting landscape of resistance to the IMF-imposed austerity measures, and capitalism in general.

CGT, CNT and SO call for participation in the 29 March general strike

Joint statement by the Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT), Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) and Solidaridad Obrera (SO) trade unions, appealing to the working class in Spain to join the day of strike action called for 29 March 2012.

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.