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Tunisia braces for mass protests

Tens of thousands expected to take to the streets after general strike is called following murder of opposition leader.

CPN-Maoist puts off Feb 10 Nepal bandh

KATHMANDU: CPN-Maoist has put off the February 10 general strike that it had called nationwide to protest the prosecution against the Maoist cadres in the 2004 murder of journalist Dekendra Thapa in Dailekh. Issuing a statement on Monday, Maoist Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal that the Nepal bandh was rescheduled to February 19 as the Tamang Lhosar [...]

Clashes mark Bangladesh general strike

Violence breaks out after nationwide protest organised by Jamaat-e-Islami, with demonstrators exploding homemade bombs.

Organized Labor: When's The General Strike?

3 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seriously: It's time to call for a general strike. A one-day, nationwide general strike. Something like this but, you know, nationwide. Via The Ed Show. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Spain: Minor Beaten by Catalonia's Police, Call for Minister to Resign

The use of force by Catalonia's police force, during November 14, 2012's general strike has brought about a wave of online condemnation. The events, which took place in the middle of an historic electoral campaign, has caused four of the region's political parties to petition for Catalonia's Interior Minister Felip Puig, to resign. Show More Summary

CPN-M takes back general strike

KATHMANDU: Taking a cue from the dwindling support for protest programmes launched by 18 opposition parties, the CPN-Maoist today withdrew its nationwide general strike scheduled for November 25. In a press release, the party clarified that other protest programmes announced on September 5 with regard to its 70- point demand would remain unchanged. CPN-M leader [...]

Argentinian Ports Hit by Further Strike Action

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a  maritime services provider, is advising of a 24 hour general strike in Argentina on Tuesday 20th November. The strike

Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

 1. Spanish riot police clash with protesters in Valencia, eastern Spain 2. Riot policemen arrest a protester in Valencia during the general strike 3. A demonstrator and a riot police officer clash during a protest against austerity measures in Rome 4. Demonstrators shout slogans … Continue reading ?

Occupy's Rolling Jubilee Wants to Give Americans Money for Nothing

Walking the streets of New York City this spring, you would have been hard-pressed not to come across posters promoting the Occupy Wall Street-led May Day general strike. “A day without the 99 percent,” is how it was billed. With the...Show More Summary

Night Clashes Overshadow Portugal's Largely Peaceful General Strike

The general strike of November 14, 2012, in Portugal once again brought people against austerity to the streets across the country. The real motivations for the demonstrations however, were ignored by mainstream media, as by the end of an intense day of peaceful marches and sit-ins, confrontations between police and protesters turned the violence into top news.

Portuguese workers stage austerity protests, marred by violence

LISBON, Nov. 14 — Portuguese workers called on Wednesday its third anti-government general strike, which was accompanied pockets of violence and arrests. In Lisbon, Portugal’s largest workers union CGTP led thousands on an all-day march. Upon the protestors’ arrival at the parliament building around 5 p.m. local time (1700 GMT), several arrests were made, while [...]

Anti-austerity marches turn violent across southern Europe

Demonstrations turned violent in Spain and Portugal after millions took part in a mostly peaceful general strike on Wednesday in organized labor's biggest Europe-wide challenge to austerity policies.

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Bloomberg: Europe Protests Austerity With Strikes in Spain, Italy. Spanish workers staged a second general strike this year as unions across Europe prepared the biggest coordinated protests yet against budget cuts that policy makers say are unavoidable and labor leaders called economic suicide. Show More Summary

Europe Rises Up: Day of Anti-Austerity Rage Grips the Continent

From Portugal to Greece, activists and workers furious with the new conditions of austerity governments are imposing on their societies took to the streets in what was dubbed the continent’s first ever united General Strike.

Anti-Austerity General Strike Sweeps Europe

3 years agoNews : Truthdig

Millions of Europeans are protesting spending cuts and tax increases during a continent-wide general strike that comes days after a 53-year-old woman in Spain committed suicide as she was about to be evicted.

General strikes hit Spain, Portugal

Workers protest government austerity measures. 14 Nov 2012 8:04 AM

32 Arrested In Spain Amid Huge Anti-Austerity Strikes That Grind Economy To A Halt

From AP: Trade Unions eat breakfast early in the morning outside of one factory during a general strike against government austerity measures, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. A Spanish Interior Ministry official...Show More Summary

Protests barometer of Europe's mood

Across Europe people are taking to the streets to express their anger and frustration with austerity. There will be disruption and protests. General strikes have been called in Spain and Portugal, and there will be action in Greece,Show More Summary

Spain Says 32 Arrested as General Strike Begins

(MADRID) — A Spanish Interior Ministry official says 32 people have been arrested and 15 people treated for minor injuries in disturbances as a general strike in Spain against austerity measures and economic reforms began. The General...Show More Summary

Anti-austerity strikes sweep southern Europe

Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday.

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