``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
A 24-hour general strike in Greece stopped services, canceling flights, closing schools and leaving hospitals barely functioning.
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, […]
Separatists organise general strike during new Indian prime minister's first visit to disputed region.
The poor country has been plagued by political turmoil and Muslim-Christian fighting. The government cut off texting amid a new round of violent protests and calls for a general strike.
MCPM to boycott President’s Manipur visit Maoist Communist Party Manipur (MCPM) Tuesday said that the party would call a statewide general strike in Manipur on April 29 as part of boycott to the scheduled visit of India’s President Pranab Mukherjee. President Pranab Mukherjee would visit Imphal on April 29 to attend the 14th [...]
All set for general strike: Maoist IMPHAL, April 15: The Maoist Communist Party Manipur has in a press release said that preparation for the April 16 general strike called against the misuse of Local Area Development fund of the MP Dr Th Meinya Singh for ten years all set ready and further disclosed [...]
MCP calls for 12 hr general strike in Manipur The Maoist Communist Party (MCP) is calling a 12 hour general strike in Manipur on Wednesday ahead of the polling in the general Inner Manipur Parliamentary seat. Its demolition squads have planted 15 bombs at strategic places to make the strike a success. This was [...]
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), is advising of a potential general strike in Argentina all day Thursday, April 10, 2014. The Union backed strike will see stoppages in various ports by truck,
For the next 24 hours protestors will attempt to completely shut down Argentina. The Workers and Transport Unions have joined forces to engage in a general strike in the country. This will impact all public transportation — domestic and international flights, trains, buses — food transport, garbage collection, and bars and restaurants. Show More Summary
Several thousand Paraguayans took to the streets on Wednesday as part of a general strike against the government’s economic and social policies. The nationwide protests were organized by labor unions and were held on the twentieth anniversary of the country’s previous general strike in 1994. Show More Summary
Paraguay will live its first general strike after two decades. Workers, peasants, teacher unions and students will give Horacio Cartes his first major test as president.