general strikes

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 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.