PM SET TO USE TROOPS AS STRIKEBREAKERS David Cameron is drawing up plans to deploy troops as strikebreakers during any walkouts of public sector workers or a general strike, as called for at the TUC annual conference in Brighton, The Times reports. Show More Summary
The TUC conference has opened, and once again the nation stands on the brink of an industrial apocalypse. “Unions are on a fresh collision course with the Government, with the TUC set to back a general strike as it holds its conference in Brighton this week”, Sky News announced, conveniently overlooking outgoing TUC general secretary [...]
In celebration of Labor Day we here at Peach Pundit have scheduled a general strike. Or something. There won’t be a column from me today. It’s one of five weekdays a year the Courier Herald doesn’t publish, so I’m not either. So there. The rest of the week I’ll focus on Democrats in Georgia, as [...]
Holy crap, have you guys heard about the strike at the platinum mine in South Africa? There is a struggle for control between two labor unions, as well as a general strike for higher wages. Ten murdered, including people burned...
SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia — Hundreds of protesters demonstrated against Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party during a general strike Tuesday in Sidi Bouzid, hub of the 2011 uprising, an AFP journalist reported. Residents of Sidi Bouzid were among hundreds of members of … Continue reading ?
Imphal, July 19 2012: Demanding an alternative arrangement for rice cultivation in the agricultural tracts of the state which are lying dry after the monsoon rain fails, the proscribed revolutionary group Maoist Communist Party, Manipur has threatened to call a … Continue reading ?
IMPHAL, June 8: The Maoist Communist Party, Manipur (MCP) has decided to impose general strike including a series of agitations if all the traders in the state fail to sell every item at cheaper price within five days beginning Friday. … Continue reading ?
Californians: Have you ever wanted to attend Paris Photo, but couldn’t face the airfare, jet lag, or chance of a general strike? Paris Photo, the international art fair, will launch its first event in the US next year. The organizers of Paris Photo, which is managed by Reed Expositions France, yesterday announced the creation of [...]
Care of our favorite activist hip hop artist Boots Riley (The Coup) comes this highly informative documentary piece done by the Oakland Museum about the 1946 General Strike in Oakland. Do yourself a favor and take a look.
General strikes in Kathmandu has affected chicken consumption to the extent that restaurants and hotels are closing.
Opposition protest against court order jailing 33 opposition politicians disrupts public life in major areas of Dhaka. Bomb blasts and arrests have marked an opposition-called general strike in Bangladesh in protest against a court order jailing 33 of the alliance's leaders.No injuries were reported from the several explosions in Dhaka on Thursday. Show More Summary
The muftis and clerics of Akkar on Sunday called for a general strike across Lebanon to protest against the killing on Sunday of Sheikh Ahmed Abdel Wahid at an army checkpoint in the Akkar town of al-Kweikhat. “We call for a general strike tomorrow across Lebanon and for three days of mourning over the slain [...]
Round 7 - The Black Bloc Anarchist Turn. From Adbusters Blog Occupy’s May Day General Strike was a surprising and bold success for the visceral side of the movement. While most of Occupy put its energy into building coalitions with “legacy...Show More Summary
PHOTO ESSAY: Occupy Oakland’s May Day General Strike.
The head of the General Labor Confederation ( GLC) Ghassan Ghosn told Al-Jadeed television station that Thursday’s general strike “achieved its objective.” “We did not call for blocking streets but only [for a] peaceful strike and the relevant institutions committed themselves to this call.” He warned that if the government does not meet the workers’ [...]
The head of the General Labor Confederation ( GLC) Ghassan Ghosn told Voice of Lebanon that the general strike will affect all the Lebanese public institutions including the water authorities the Port and public transportation. He also said that the airport will be closed for 2 hours and warned the government against its “policies [...]
Occupy reemerges with festive, righteous anger. From Adbusters Blog Across the world, Occupy celebrated our reemergence with a bold May Day General Strike. It was a day of tactical innovation and experimentation that sets the tone for the month ahead. Show More Summary
The "4 Winds" general strike caravan that blew across Los Angeles Tuesday did so peacefully with very few arrests and violent confrontations. Thousands of workers, immigrant-rights activists, Occupy L.A. members and other protesters marched and rallied in support of a range of issues, including employment and immigration reform. Show More Summary
Occupy Wall Street held a "General Strike" to commemorate May Day in New York City. Led by Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, the "Guitarmy" of a few thousand people noisily marched 28 blocks down Fifth Avenue toward Union...Show More Summary