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Congo opposition strikes to call for Kabila to step down

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Opponents of Congolese President Joseph Kabila began a general strike on Tuesday to demand he steps down when his mandate expires in December.

Congo Opposition Calls for Strike as Election Delay Looms

Congo’s main opposition alliance has called for a general strike Tuesday after the country’s electoral commission hinted that elections scheduled for November would not take place until 2017. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President...Show More Summary

A 'Tor General Strike' Wants to Shut Down the Tor Network for a Day

An anonymous post is calling for the strike, in part to protest a recent investigation into activist Jacob Appelbaum.

DR Congo opposition rejects talks over election

General strike called for Tuesday, marking significant escalation in country where 40 protesters died in January 2015.

From tweets to streets, Zimbabwe social media anger erupts into anti-Mugabe protests

HARARE (Reuters) - Organizers of a general strike against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe pledged on Thursday to continue action until he falls, as a spontaneous social media movement has coalesced into the biggest uprising against his rule in nearly a decade.

Congolese activists jailed for incitement, U.N. 'very worried'

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Three Congolese activists, arrested hours before a general strike in February to demand that President Joseph Kabila leave power when his mandate expires this year, were sentenced on Friday to one year in prison, the United Nations said.

Quitting Time: It's Time to Start Destroying Our Rotten Progressive-Dominated Institutions By General Strikes and Ruthless Abandonment

FaceBook characterizes Patricia Heaton's endorsement of an organization that does nothing but care for unwanted children as "anti-abortion." Blow Up Your FaceBook Account. Quit With Extreme Prejudice. It's time to rattle ten million sabers and begin destroying rotten institutions one...

Chief Suhr: Stay or Go?

Following a hunger protest, march to City Hall, call for a general strike and four supervisors asking for his replacement, the San Francisco Chronicle concluded that San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr’s political support is “eroding.” Supervisor Jane Kim’s call Read More » The post Chief Suhr: Stay or Go? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

General Strike Begins With Morning Rally At City Hall. Are You Striking?

As of 8:30 a.m., a few dozen protesters had begun protesting in front of City Hall, which is barricaded off. [ more › ]

Greece paralysed by general strike ahead of pension vote

Public transport ground to a halt in Greece on Friday as trade unions launched a 48-hour general strike against government plans to overhaul pensions and increase taxes, as demanded by international creditors. No trains were running across the country, and boats linking the Greek mainland to the islands were anchored at ports. In the capital […]

Kuwait to Attract Workforce From Egypt, India Amid Oil Sector Strikes

Kuwait National Petroleum Company has appealed to Egypt and India with a request to provide technical staff to work on oil facilities in Kuwait during the general strike of the local oil industry workers, local media reported, citing the company’s spokesman.

Chicago Teachers Union Plans a Major Strike

CTU won’t be alone on the picket lines. Dozens of community groups and at least eight unions have signed on to join the day of action. ’s not a general strike—not yet, anyway. But April 1 is shaping up to be a big moment for the Chicago labor movement, and once again, teachers are leading the charge. Show More Summary

75th Anniversary of Amsterdam February Strike 1941

February 25, 1941 saw a general strike bring Amsterdam and other cities of the Netherlands to a halt as a protest against Nazi occupation and persecution of Jews in Amsterdam. This is considered the only mass direct action against the Nazi persecution of Jews by non-Jews during World War II. Show More Summary

Six Congolese activists sentenced to prison after general strike

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Six Congolese activists were sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison, after they were arrested last week as they prepared for a general strike calling on President Joseph Kabila to step down, their lawyer said.

Streets of Congo capital quiet at start of general strike

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The streets of the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo were quieter than usual on Tuesday at the start of a one-day general strike aimed at putting pressure on President Joseph Kabila to quit power when his mandate ends in December, witnesses said.

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