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Congolese activists jailed for incitement, U.N. 'very worried'

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.

Quitting Time: It's Time to Start Destroying Our Rotten Progressive-Dominated Institutions By General Strikes and Ruthless Abandonment

FaceBook characterizes Patricia Heaton's endorsement of an organization that does nothing but care for unwanted children as "anti-abortion." Blow Up Your FaceBook Account. Quit With Extreme Prejudice. It's time to rattle ten million sabers and begin destroying rotten institutions one...

Chief Suhr: Stay or Go?

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.

General Strike Begins With Morning Rally At City Hall. Are You Striking?

As of 8:30 a.m., a few dozen protesters had begun protesting in front of City Hall, which is barricaded off. [ more › ]

Greece paralysed by general strike ahead of pension vote

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 to Attract Workforce From Egypt, India Amid Oil Sector Strikes

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.

Chicago Teachers Union Plans a Major Strike

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

75th Anniversary of Amsterdam February Strike 1941

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

Six Congolese activists sentenced to prison after general strike

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.

Streets of Congo capital quiet at start of general strike

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.

DRC party leader arrest raises tensions ahead of strike

Martin Fayulu released after several hours on the eve of general strike called by president Laurent Kabila's opponents.

Congo opposition leader arrested ahead of anti-president strike

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo arrested a prominent opposition leader on Sunday, the United Nations said, two days before a planned general strike that will call for President Joseph Kabila to step down from office this year.

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.

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