In Grim Times, Brazil's Young Workers Take Charge of Future Courtney Jenkins Among the millions of Brazilians who waged a recent 24-hour general strike to protest proposed legislation that would weaken labor regulations, many were young...Show More Summary
In Grim Times, Brazil Young Workers Take Charge of Future Courtney Jenkins Among the millions of Brazilians who waged a recent 24-hour general strike to protest proposed legislation that would weaken labor regulations, many were young...Show More Summary
A satellite launch delayed since March 20 due to a crippling general strike in French Guiana, will go ahead on Thursday, launch firm Arianespace said.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought transportation to a halt in many cities across Latin America's largest nation.
Brazilian authorities were working Saturday to clear away the remains of barricades, burned-out buses and trash strewn about the streets during a general strike the previous day that saw violent clashes between protesters and police....Show More Summary
Less than a year after former president Dilma Rouseff was impeached and ousted for corruption, Brazil's economy continues to deteriorate at an alarming pace, and on Friday Brazilian police tear-gassed demonstrators and rioters burned...Show More Summary
Protests large and small swept across Brazil on Friday, leaving businesses closed, schools empty and an unpopular president facing ever louder calls to step down. For the first time in more than 20 years, Brazilians held a general strike, with millions of workers walking off the job to protest...
Major transport networks, schools and banks partially shut down across much of Brazil on Friday in what protesters called a general strike against austerity reforms in Latin America's biggest country. Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous city and financial powerhouse, was worst hit. Show More Summary
Buses, trains and metros have been halted across much of Brazil as a general strike kicks off. Transportation unions and several other groups are protesting changes to labor laws and … Click to Continue »
General strike held in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners as Fatah party calls for 'day of rage' on Friday.
Deal worth €2.21bn brings end to general strike spearheaded by coalition of 37 unions that had brought productivity in the territory to a halt Activists in French Guiana have lifted strikes that crippled the territory for almost a month...Show More Summary
Leaders of a general strike in France’s overseas department of Guiana say they are lifting barricades today for the Easter weekend, so people can travel to mass and spend time with their families for the holiday. But the protest movement continues.
Airlines in Argentina grounded international flights and riot police scuffled with protesters Thursday as workers staged a general strike to protest job and pay cuts. Conservative President Mauricio Macri condemned the call to strike in Latin America's third-biggest economy, where he faces midterm legislative elections in October. Show More Summary
By Amedee Mwarabu Kiboko KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese police deployed heavily across the capital Kinshasa on Monday as opposition calls for a general strike after a breakdown in talks with President Joseph Kabila's allies last week raised fears of renewed violence. Show More Summary
French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called on Monday to “continue the dialogue” over French Guiana which has witnessed unrest for more than 10 days due to a general strike.
Protests over crime rates and cost of living have propelled overseas territory into spotlight of French elections.
French Guiana was paralysed by a general strike on Monday that closed schools and shops and stoked fears of further instability in the French overseas territory. The French government appealed for calm in the South American territory which has been gripped by protests since last week over security and the state of the economy. Show More Summary
A Day Without Women, the general strike organized to coincide with International Women’s Day, appeared to be a logical successor to the January 21st Women’s March following Trump’s inauguration. The election of a racist, kleptocratic egomaniac with no attention span has understandably riled up the nation—in… Read more...
The “A Day Without a Woman” rally on 59th street was one of hundreds of gatherings around the country connected to Wednesday’s general strike, and the first of two taking place in Manhattan. Midsize but bursting with energy, the event was tightly packed by the time a colleague and I arrived about 20 minutes after noon. Read more...