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Strikes Have Paralyzed India's Banks And Government Offices

India's public-sector banks and many government offices were shut Thursday on the second day of a general strike called to protest against the government's planned pro-market reforms. Eleven unions called the strike in protest at the measures which they condemn as "anti-poor" and likely to cost jobs and raise prices. Show More Summary

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Statements on All India Workers’ Strike on 20-21 Feb-RDF

      Observe All India Workers’ Strike on 20 and 21 Feb. 2013! Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) extends its solidarity with the workers who are going on a two-day All India general strike on 20 and 21 February. While all the major trade union centres affiliated to various ruling class parties [...]

Greece hit by general strike against austerity

Thousands of anti-austerity demonstrators took to the streets of Athens as unions staged a general strike.

Greece Hit by New Strikes as Jobless Rate Soars

(ATHENS, Greece) — Unions have launched another general strike against austerity measures in Greece, amid predictions unemployment in the crisis-hit country will reach 30 percent this year. The 24-hour protest Wednesday by unions representing...Show More Summary

Previewing Tomorrow's First Greek General Strike Of 2013

Today was one of those rare days when there were no media reports describing in gruesome detail what another 24 hours in the complete social de-evolution of Greece looks like. The reason for that is that the Greek media and journalists...Show More Summary

Strike, Protests Hit Egypt’s Port Said for 3rd Day

(PORT SAID, Egypt) — Hundreds of protesters in the restive city of Port Said have pressured government employees to leave work early as they enforced the third day of a general strike. Thousands also rallied in a main square in the city on Tuesday, chanting against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Show More Summary

Nepal appoints new head of interim government

Major parties agreed on interim government lead by chief justice Khilraj Regmi as Maoist party calls general strike.

Crowds in Tunisia await funeral of slain opposition leader

A general strike gripped Tunis on Friday as mourners gathered for the funeral of opposition politician Chokri Belaid, whose assassination has plunged Tunisia into a deep political crisis.

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 [...]

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