general strikes

The 1946 General Strike of Rochester, New York

Mass demonstration at Washington Square Park

An article about a general strike that happened in Rochester, NY over the AFL's efforts in organizing city workers.

Holiday! The Lansing general strike of 1937

This image from the Lansing Labor Holiday shows how protesters used automobiles

A summary of the 1937 Lansing 'Labor Holiday', a general strike in the city in response to police raids on union organizers.

The General Strike: An Incomplete Bibliography for Ambivalent Occupiers

The strike begins at the largest shipyard in Seattle, 1919.

With the attempted November 2, 2011 general strike looming, Ben Webster points out some lessons from past struggles to consider.

A Message to the Partisans, in Advance of the General Strike

A communique to the participants of the attempted general strike in Oakland on November 2, 2011.

Some objections to Occupy May 1st

A short list of objections to the May 1st general strike effort within the Occupy movement and some responses to them.

Barcelona March 29: General strike video

On March 29, 2012, millions of people across Spain went on strike. The strike, which was the first general strike since September 2010, brought the country to a near halt. The situation in Spain has grown increasingly difficult with 1 in 4 people out of work and many struggling to make rent or mortgage payments. This short film is about what happened in Barcelona on that day.

India: workplace resistance increases

The labour movement in India is still under the control of bureaucratic leaders and political groups. However, as shown by a strike last year, among the workers of the country is gradually spreading the idea of self-organization and sovereign general assembly.

Account of the March 29 Spanish general strike from Barcelona

A short account for 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.