strikes

The March Intifada - Bahrain, 1965

The March Intifada in Bahrain, 1965 began with the laying off of hundreds of workers at the Bahrain Petroleum Company, school students protested, were suppressed by the military, and things developed into a general strike against British rule. Bahrain joined the UAE in 1968, and annual protests continued until 1972.

Operation Sold Out II: The Failed General Strike in British Columbia in 2004 – Paul Finch

Operation Sold Out II: The Failed General Strike in British Columbia in 2004 – P

This essay, on the brewing general strike that nearly erupted across British Columbia in 2004 but ultimately failed, looks at what brought on the strike, how the strike caught steam then crumbled, and the lessons we can learn moving forward. It was published in the Northeastern Anarchist (#10, Spring/Summer 2005) – the English-language magazine of the Northeastern Federation of Anarchist-Communists (NEFAC).

As #August21 prison strike approaches, repression against organizers escalates

A look at the co-ordinated clampdown targeting a number of prominent prison organizers in the run-up to the national prison strike set to begin on August 21st.

E07: The West Virginia mine wars, 1902-1922

Striking West Virginia miner, 1921

Podcast episode on the West Virginia mine wars 1902-1922. We speak with Catherine Moore and others from the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, as well as some striking West Virginia teachers about the conflicts, and how they are remembered today.

Amazon Strikes on Prime Day

Amazon warehouse workers came out on strike against appalling conditions for three days from July 16th in Madrid. 96% of the workers came out on strike. Many of these are temps. On the second day of the strike, workers were brutally attacked by riot police in an unprovoked attack resulting in several beatings.

Oil Rig Workers Strike in Norway

Workers at oil rigs in Norway went out on strike in July after there was no response from employers over demands for increased wages and pensions benefits.

Unrest in Panama

Born into a rich family in Panama, Juan Carlos Varela is an entrepreneur who is fiercely in favour of the free market. He led his conservative Panamenista Party into the elections in 2009, but was then bought off by his rival Ricardo Martinelli, who offered him the vice-presidency if he stopped running against him. In 2014 he won the presidential election, coming in on promises to develop the economic infrastructure of Panama and to proceed with urban renovation in the free trade zone city of Colon.

1968-1969: Pakistani students, workers, and peasants bring down a dictator

An account of the waves of strikes and protests against the inequality, brutality and corruption of Pakistans military dictatorship.

A serious public transport strike in the Netherlands

Stop work pressure - less work pressure, less people sick

There is some serious strike action going on in the Netherlands in regional public transport. This is like a breath of fresh air in a country where the Right is on the rampage and workers' struggles have been quite subdued for much too long.

La grève des écoliers de Stepney

Un compte rendu court à propos de la grève par 800 élèves à Stepney, dans l’est de Londres le 27 mai 1971, qui a réussi à obtenir le retour d’un professeur qui avait été licencié pour avoir publié un livre de poésies écrites par les enfants.