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It was November 1919, during the Red Scare, and a radical labor leader in Pennsylvania took to the barricades. What didand didnthappen may prove instructive for today.
Listen to Episode 61 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. In 2010, a Mexican teenager in Juarez was shot to death by a Border Patrol agent on the U.S. Show More Summary
Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in Washington Square Park on Friday afternoon as part of a nationwide general strike in opposition to the Trump administration. The rally, one of hundreds of strike events taking place across the country,...Show More Summary
by Sandwichman Recall and the General Strike The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the “emergency situation” in which we live is the rule. — Walter Benjamin, On the Concept of History, 1940 Back in December, I posted Full Employment and the Myth of the General Strike to start the conversational ball rolling about […]
The anti-Trump Women’s March movement has called for a general strike on March 8, 2017. We’ll see if people will strike and skip work that day and participate in yet another anti-Trump march or demonstration.
Today's General Strike may not have gotten as much attention as yesterday's Day Without Immigrants or next month's Day Without a Woman, but the idea of staying in and withholding your presence and your money from the societal status quo is a noble one. If you want to stay home and revel in some relevant entertainment, we've got some suggestions for you.
Submitted by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The Women’s March organizers are back at it. They now promote a general strike on the sexist theme of “A Day Without a Woman“. A quick perusal of Women’s March tweets shows a cornucopia of...Show More Summary
Today is February 17th, 2017. That means that many people all over America will be participating in a General Strike.
Less than 24 hours after the Day Without Immigrants labor protest drew widespread media attention, an unknown number of New Yorkers will go on strike to convey their opposition to President Trump. Today at 1 p.m., a General Strike rally will take place in Washington Square Park, which is part of a larger nationwide General Strike. [ more › ]
Harward turns down national security adviser gig, Trump will draw up new travel ban order, thousands to skip work and attend "general strike" rallies, and more.
The Women’s March on Washington may have been, at least according to a Vox report, the largest demonstration in U.S. history, and now the event organizers have announced the date of their eagerly anticipated general strike. It is estimated...Show More Summary
As general strikes get underway, we remind you that the largest general strike in U.S. history happened right here. [ more › ]
I have an interview in the Denver-based publication Denverite, presumably in no way connected to our Bronco fan commenter, about this idea of general strikes. Again, I’m skeptical. Erik Loomis is an assistant professor of history at the University of Rhode Island and his areas of study include the American labor movement. The first thing […]
A short while back, the Women's March organizers put out a cryptic tweet about A Day Without a Woman—a general strike for women. That was all the detail we got at the time, but now we at least know when the event will take place, and it couldn't be a more perfect date: March 8, International Women's Day.
March For Science on Washington is the newest protest to manifest itself under the Trump Presidency. The march joins the past Women’s March and the upcoming General Strike as an act of defiance against a president who doesn’t act with the country’s best interests in mind. Show More Summary
Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have set March 8 as the date for the Women’s General Strike. Read more...
The organizers of the Women's March, held one day after Donald Trump's inauguration, are back with a new general strike: "A Day Without A Woman."
There’s a lot of talk going on around the left right now about a “general strike” to be held on Friday, or whenever another faction says it should be. This is pretty absurd. For there to be a general strike, you have to, you know, have the support of actual workers. Right now, this is […]
Artwork by Ashley Bennett It's been three weeks since the new administration has been in place. Since then, we've seen hundreds of thousands of people across this nation protesting their policies - from the Women's March on Washington,...Show More Summary