general strikes

General strike: Round 20

Standing in front in Syntagma, again

One man died at protests during the recent general strike in Greece - so far the 20th general strike against austerity, while austerity continues relentlessly...

The general strike, Athens

People gather in front of the Greek parliament

Thousands of people took part in the demonstrations during the general strike in Athens with clashes and arrests following.

Towards a general strike?

A follow on to my post Lobbying for the limited yet impossible, now that the Trades Union Congress has voted in favour of a motion on calling a general strike.

Lobbying for the limited yet impossible

From the 9th to the 12th September, Brighton will play host to the 144th TUC Congress. As is the norm lately, this will be preceded by a "lobby" from Socialist Party front the National Shop Stewards Network. These are some brief thoughts provoked by constantly seeing links to the lobby on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere.

Reacting to the workers’ revolt: The Lakehead and the Winnipeg General Strike

A piece by Michel S. Beaulieu on Lakehead workers and their relation to the radicalism that culminated in labor unrest in Canada between 1917-1925.

Demonstration at San Raffaele Hospital photo gallery, Milan, June 22nd 2012

Photo gallery of a demonstration at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan during the national general strike of base unions on June 22nd 2012. The strike at San Raffaele saw the massive involvement of anarcho-syndicalist in USI-AIT. For more info on the strike, click here.

The long haul: The Bombay textile workers strike of 1982-83 - Rajni Bakshi

Union leader Dutta Samant with strikers, 1982

An extremely valuable book about the Bombay textile workers' strike of 1982-3, which deserves to be more widely read. The strike of 230,000 workers was big and extremely determined, but nevertheless doomed, which parallels to the UK miners' strike of 1984-5. Its defeat led directly to the massive restructuring of the Indian textile industry in the following years.

USI-AIT declares involvement in general strike

Statement from USI-AIT declaring its participation in the co-ordinated general strike of Italian base unions on June 22nd, and laying out both its political and social demands.

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.