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Meanwhile In Greece, Familiar Scenes Are Back: General Strike, Molotov Cocktails, Tear Gas

Greece was fixed for a few months, when the so-called "anti-austerity" government of PM Tsipras which came to power just over a year ago did what each on its predecessors did by kicking the can and trading off what little sovereignty Greece has left for promises of more cash from Europe, but it is broken once again. Show More Summary

More Strikes Planned at Greek Ports

A new 24-hour general strike in Greece is planned for February 4, by both public and private sector unions, while the Seamen’s Union is scheduling another 48-hour strike on the same date,

Greece Ports Strike Extended

A general strike in Greece has been extended by another 48 hours and is affecting the routes of domestic and local ferries and commercial vessels calling at Piraeus,

Black Reconstruction

A good essay reminding us vitally important W.E.B. DuBois’ slave general strike thesis that he delineated in Black Reconstruction remains today. Slaves freed themselves. With this majestic assertion in 1935, W.E.B. Du Bois all but cemented Black Reconstruction as one of the most influential American history books of the twentieth century. At the time of […]

Italian Doctors to Hold Nation-Wide Strike Over Health Service Budget Cuts

A nation-wide general strike of health care professionals is planned for Wednesday in Italy to voice protest against the disruption of medical services caused by the budget cuts, local media reported.

Nepal Maoist Clippings 7/12/2015

CPN Maoist cadre held over arson attack in Dhading Dec 5, 2015- Police arrested a man for arson attack on a truck at Kalu Pandey road in Malekhu-Dhading Besi road during a general strike enforced by Netra Bikram Chand led CPN Maoist against India’s blockade. A group had set ablaze a truck (Na [...]

Thousands of Greeks Participate in General Strike Against Austerity Policy

Thousands of Greeks took part in the second 24-hour nationwide general strike under the Syriza-led government to protest against new austerity measures, media reported Thursday.

Greece Syriza Party Calls for General Strike Protesting Austerity Measures

Through small and large labor struggles on a daily basis, the questions of an alternative way for Greece and Europe can be kept open, according to the official statement of Greek ruling party Syriza.

Nepal Maoist Clippings 29/11/2015

CPN Maoist strike against blockade further cripples common life Nov 29, 2015- Normal life across the country, already hardened by the unofficial blocked by India, has been further hit due to the countrywide general strike called by Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist on Sunday. Chand’s party said it had called the strike against [...]

The General Strike of 1926: A Nine Day Wonder That Forged Modern Britain

In 1926 tensions in Britain were running high. The miners, backed by workers from other industries, staged a strike to protest against proposals to cut their wages and lengthen their hours. It was Britain’s first general strike and sparked fear in the country that revolution was waiting in the wings. Show More Summary

Greek youths clash with cops as thousands protest tax hikes

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Clashes briefly broke out Thursday between riot police and youths in central Athens during a general strike.

Greece Disrupted by First General Strike Under Syriza-Led Government

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The 24-hour walkout shut down public services, forced the cancellation of flights and disrupted public transportation across the country.

Greece police tear gas anti-austerity protesters

Demonstrations turn violent in Athens as protesters clash with security forces during general strike.

Greece’s Ruling Party Calls for National Strike Against Austerity Policies

Greece's ruling Syriza party's labor policy department on Wednesday urged the Greeks to take part in a general strike on November 12 against the "anti-people" austerity policies of the government.

Armed Israeli Squatters Attack Palestinian Hebron Homes as Fateh calls General Strike

By IMEMC News | – – Armed Israeli settlers — under Israeli military protection — attacked Palestinian homes with stones and empty glass bottles to the east of Hebron city, on Tuesday,…

Strike Threat

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

VICE News Capsule - Thursday, June 18

8 months agoNews : Vice News

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

Egypt activists say arrests spike ahead of general strike

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...

May Day rallies in Asia as South Koreans clash with police

9 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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 Palestinian Population Stage Strike Against House Demolitions

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

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