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DR Congo opposition mounts 'dead city' protest against Kabila

Opposition campaigners launched a two-day general strike Tuesday to pressure DR Congo President Joseph Kabila to set an election date -- a day after 12 people were shot dead in an anti-government rampage in the capital. The "dead city"...Show More Summary

Pakistan’s Generals Strike Again: Sharif’s Ouster Is a Scary Shake-Up

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif heightens instability in a nuclear-armed country plagued by terrorism.

Venezuela opposition leader urges public, army, on strike

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called on Venezuelans to support a 48-hour general strike beginning Wednesday in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution, in his first direct public message … Click to Continue »

Venezuelan opposition readies fresh strike

Venezuela's opposition has called a fresh 48-hour general strike against embattled President Nicolas Maduro's plans to have the constitution rewritten giving him broader powers. "We are calling out the entire people, all groups in society, for a 48-hour strike" Wednesday and Thursday, lawmaker Simon Calzadilla said. Show More Summary

The Latest: Venezuela UN diplomat calls on Maduro to resign

2 months agoNews : The Cutline

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis and the opposition's general strike (all times local):

The Latest: Venezuela's Maduro says general strike failing

The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis and the opposition's general strike (all times local): 2 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is decrying a general strike by the opposition as a … Click to Continue »

Fear And Fury In Venezuela, As Strike Protesting 'Dictatorship' Begins

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

President Nicholas Maduro plans to rewrite Venezuela's constitution. As a general strike begins, the Organization of American States expresses fear that security forces might start a "bloodbath."

Venezuelans launch general strike to ramp up pressure on Maduro

A 24-hour nationwide strike got underway in Venezuela Thursday, in a bid by the opposition to increase pressure on beleaguered leftist President Nicolas Maduro following four months of deadly street demonstrations. The general strike,...Show More Summary

The Latest: Vatican backs Venezuela clerics amid crisis

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela, where opponents of President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the constitution have called a general strike for Thursday. (all times local): 11:25 … Click to Continue »

Venezuela protesters block streets as general strike looms

Protesters have set up spontaneous roadblocks across Venezuela's capital a day before a general strike planned by opponents of government plans to rewrite the constitution. Homemade barricades blocked streets throughout … Click to Continue »

Roads blocked, transportation affected by strike in Brazil

A general strike disrupted major cities across Brazil on Friday, as union workers protested President Michel Temer's proposal to loosen labor laws and trim pension benefits. In Sao Paulo, protesters … Click to Continue »

Olbermann Calls for General Strike; Trump Arrest

Keith Olbermann has recently made public his grievances with media bias on Trump, but don’t get too excited because his nutty argument is that the liberal press is not going far enough in exposing “the worst set of crimes in American...Show More Summary

This Day in Labor History: June 10, 1917

On June 10, 1917, the São Paulo general strike began when owners at the Rodolfo Crespi cotton mill refused workers’ demands for a 25 percent wage increase. The workers went on strike, leading to a general strike through the city’s textile mills and displaying how rank and file workers often proved much more effective leaders […]

Protestors and police clash over arrest of Morocco movement head

Hundreds of young people clashed with riot police in northern Morocco Friday, following a general strike called by activists demanding the release of a protest leader. Nasser Zefzafi, who emerged as the head of the grassroots Al-Hirak al-Shaabi, or "Popular Movement", was arrested on Monday after three days on the run. Show More Summary

Protests and general strike grip Morocco's north

A general strike Thursday gripped the northern Morocco city of Al-Hoceima, rocked by a week of nightly protests demanding the release of the leader of a popular movement. Thousands of people demonstrated in the port city for the seventh straight night after a strike that saw nearly all of the shops in the city centre shuttered. Show More Summary

In Grim Times, Brazil's Young Workers Take Charge of Future

In Grim Times, Brazil's Young Workers Take Charge of Future Courtney Jenkins Among the millions of Brazilians who waged a recent 24-hour general strike to protest proposed legislation that would weaken labor regulations, many were young...Show More Summary

In Grim Times, Brazil Young Workers Take Charge of Future

In Grim Times, Brazil Young Workers Take Charge of Future Courtney Jenkins Among the millions of Brazilians who waged a recent 24-hour general strike to protest proposed legislation that would weaken labor regulations, many were young...Show More Summary

Strike-delayed European rocket launch to go ahead

A satellite launch delayed since March 20 due to a crippling general strike in French Guiana, will go ahead on Thursday, launch firm Arianespace said.

Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strike

5 months agoNews : Trending Now

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought transportation to a halt in many cities across Latin America's largest nation.

After turbulent protests, Brazil cleans up littered streets

Brazilian authorities were working Saturday to clear away the remains of barricades, burned-out buses and trash strewn about the streets during a general strike the previous day that saw violent clashes between protesters and police....Show More Summary

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