The Politics Home web site reports that the TUC's annual conference which gathers in Brighton this week will be asked to organise what amounts to a general strike. Now if you ask me this is a lot of hot air and posturing which flies in the face of recent trade union history. Show More Summary
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Kashmiri separatists order a general strike to protest against a series of recent killings, the Greek central bank threatens to exit the Eurozone if a financial...Show More Summary
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have arrested dozens of activists ahead of a general strike planned for Thursday, activists and security sources say, part of what the activists describe as an unrelenting crackdown on diss...
South Korean workers clashed with riot police at a May Day rally in Seoul on Friday, vowing to wage an “all-out general strike” if the government pushes through with planned labour reforms. Thousands of riot police erected barricades to block about 10,000 workers from marching toward...
Israel’s minority Palestinian population have held a general strike across the country ahead of a rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square to protest against the demolition of houses belonging to Arab citizens. The rally is one of the firstShow More Summary
Tokyo district recognizes same-sex unions, a one-day general strike shuts down Argentina, Burmese government and rebel groups sign draft ceasefire, and it's lights out across large parts of Turkey.
Britain's first and only General Strike began on 3 May 1926, and ended ten days later. The event was a watershed for labour relations in Britain, and bitterly divided opinion. The strike was called by the Trades Union Congress (T.U.C.) in support of striking coal miners in the North of England, Scotland and Wales. Show More Summary
(SEPTEMBER 1974) [PUBLISHED IN SPHULINGA (SPARK) ISSUE NO 1] The decision of observing Half Day Hartal on 16 June made huge enthusiasm among the cadres and sympathizers. Cadres of every region took steps like wall writing, postering, pamphleting, armed and unarmed procession centered on Hartal. Assistant minister Manju’s vehicle had stopped in face of [...]
By Dennis Sadowski PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The first day of a general strike designed to keep pressure on the government of President Michel Martelly to lower gasoline prices and schedule long overdue elections kept the streets of the Haitian capital eerily quiet. Across the capital, schools did not open and most businesses were shuttered Feb. […]
Palestinians in Israel call for general strike after police kill two people in Negev.
Sending your child to walk to school isn’t something that generally strikes fear into the heart of parents. But when one nine-year-old boy went off to school one morning in
A two-day strike in India by coal workers ended after the national government agreed to a proposal for a committee to listen to worker grievances. Originally set to be a five-day general strike, it began after the workers expressed outrage over an executive order passed last year allowing for companies to sell coal or, in other words, [...]
``The entire Belgian airspace is closed on Monday (15 December), as well as high-speed trains from Brussels to London, Paris and Amsterdam and local buses, trams and metro lines, as part of a general strike over public sector cuts.'...
A general strike — the largest in Belgium in years — brought air and rail traffic in the country to a near standstill Monday. The action was the climax of a month's worth of protests against the government's austerity measures, which...Show More Summary
General strike called as part of drive against violence and corruption amid lack of progress in missing-students case.
Young Benito Mussolini mugshot from when he was arrested by Swiss police for supporting a violent general strike in 1903. In June 1902, in an attempt to avoid conscription, Mussolini moved to Switzerland and became attached to a group of Italian socialists. Show More Summary
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Labor groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez staged their second general strike of the year Thursday, disrupting life in the capital and other parts of the country as many people stayed away from work and union demonstrators blocked streets to call for higher wages and lower taxes.
Argentine workers launched a general strike Thursday to protest rising unemployment and runaway inflation, adding to President Cristina Kirchner's headaches as her government deals with a new debt default. Union members and radical activists...Show More Summary
Port of Oakland shut down by Occupy activists Police fire tear gas amid violent clashes protesters Protesters set barricade on fire Read our earlier live blog Read the latest summary of tonight's events 7.41am GMT: Welcome to continuing...Show More Summary
On this day in 1944, US and French forces completed the liberation of Paris. The liberation of Paris began with a general strike starting on 15 August 1944, while still under German control. On 19 August, French Forces of the Interior (FFI, AKA La Résistance) in Paris began operations against German forces. On 24 August, […]