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’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
An anonymous post is calling for the strike, in part to protest a recent investigation into activist Jacob Appelbaum.
General strike called for Tuesday, marking significant escalation in country where 40 protesters died in January 2015.
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.
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.
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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.
As of 8:30 a.m., a few dozen protesters had begun protesting in front of City Hall, which is barricaded off. [ more › ]
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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 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.
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
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
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.
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.