A general strike against tough austerity measures is under way in Greece, with trade unions calling for "mass mobilisation" of protesters.The 24-hour action caused some disruption to public transport and reduced staffing at hospitals.Organisers...Show More Summary
I was going to write about why a general strike would be a terrible idea for the left. I bet you’re amazed, eh? Me, a moderate social democrat, saying I think that the Trade Union movement embracing a tactic of … Continued
The death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, a prisoner who succumbed to cancer, has sparked demonstrations and clashes in occupied Palestine. Palestinians launched a two-day general strike, closing shops in East Jerusalem with light clashes breaking out by the Qalandia checkpoint. Show More Summary
The proposed walkout would be the first time since 1926 that private and public-sector workers have taken coordinated action. ||| London - The possibility of a general strike by U.K. workers grew as Unison, representing 1.3 million public-...Show More Summary
Britain could face the first general strike in 87 years after the country's two biggest unions backed plans for a co-ordinated mass walkout.The measure would see public and private-sector workers stay away from work for 24 hours in protest...Show More Summary
Hardline southern separatists staged a general strike in the port city of Aden on Sunday and called for protests later in the day against a national dialogue that they are boycotting, activists said.A six-hour general strike, mostlyShow More Summary
In the months since Massachusetts passed a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana, several towns and cities have enacted zoning and other laws to ban or limit medical marijuana dispensaries in their jurisdictions. In a ruling Wednesday that focused on a Wakefield, Mass. bylaw banning dispensaries, state Attorney General Martha Coakley said flat-out bans are [...]
Three are killed in clashes between activists Jamaat-e-Islami party and police, as general strike enters fifth day.
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Military troops are protecting factories and government offices on the ninth day of a general strike in the Suez Canal city of Port Said that has brought together two groups with working class roots.
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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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 [...]
Thousands of anti-austerity demonstrators took to the streets of Athens as unions staged a general strike.
(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
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
(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
Major parties agreed on interim government lead by chief justice Khilraj Regmi as Maoist party calls general strike.
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.