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Full Employment and the Myth of the General Strike

Georges Sorel thought he had made a 'happy choice' with his use of the term 'myth.' But he soon was disabused of that illusion by critics who dismissed the anachronism of myths and others who accused him of falsifying "the real opinions...Show More Summary

Chad, anti-jihadist ally of the West, battered by crises

A key ally of the West in its fight against jihadists in Africa, Chad is mired in crises that have rocked the authoritarian regime of President Idriss Deby, as the opposition plans a general strike for Tuesday. The costs of fightingShow More Summary

Abolish the Electoral College -- Build the General Strike!

Donald Trump told us the election would be rigged. It was. By the DNC, the FBI, the MSM and the slave owners who devised the electoral college swindle. Even Donald J. Trump has called the electoral college a "disaster for a democracy."...Show More Summary

Venezuela's Maduro pledges to crush looming strike

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro sought Thursday to outflank his opponents in their bid to drive him from power, vowing to crush a threatened general strike. The socialist leader is resisting growing pressure from the opposition, which blames him for the South American oil-rich country's plunge into economic chaos. Show More Summary

Venezuela's Maduro vows 40% pay hike after strike call

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday promised workers a 40 percent rise in the minimum wage, after opponents seeking to drive him from power called for a general strike. "I decree and will sign a 40 percent overall rise in workers' legal minimum wage," he said in a public speech, a day after the opposition staged mass street demonstrations against him.

Venezuela opposition calls general strike Friday

Venezuela's opposition has called a 12-hour general strike for Friday as it seeks to up the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, who is fighting efforts to drive him from power. Jesus Torrealba, secretary general of the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), announced the strike plan at an anti-Maduro protest in the capital Wednesday. Show More Summary

Portraits of Women on Strike Against Poland's Ban on Abortion

2 months agoNews : Vice News

Women from all over the country skipped work or school and went on a general strike to oppose the complete ban on abortion.

Argentina's top union declares general strike

Argentina's largest labor union, the CGT, has declared its first general strike under President Mauricio Macri to protest the conservative leader's economic policies, a spokesman said Friday. The CGT has still not set a date for the 24-hour strike, union official Juan Carlos Schmid said. Show More Summary

Millions of Indian workers stage one of the biggest labor strikes in history

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

MUMBAI, India — Earlier this month, tens of millions of Indian workers staged a one-day general strike that unions billed as the biggest work stoppage in human history. By the unions’ count, 180 million workers stayed home to demand a slew of changes to labor laws, including establishing a...

Why millions of Indian workers staged one of the biggest strikes in history

Earlier this month, tens of millions of Indian workers staged a one-day general strike that unions billed as the biggest work stoppage in human history. By the unions’ count, 180 million workers stayed home to demand a slew of changes to labor laws, including establishing a $270 monthly minimum...

Why millions of Indian workers just staged one of the biggest labor strikes in history

Earlier this month, tens of millions of Indian workers staged a one-day general strike that unions billed as the biggest work stoppage in human history. By the unions’ count, 180 million workers stayed home to demand a slew of changes to labor laws, including establishing a $270 monthly minimum...

India Is Making Labor History With the World's Largest General Strike

Click here for reuse options! 150 million workers walked off the job, but the media continues to ignore it. Trade unions leaders are reticent to say how many people struck work on September 2, 2016. They simply cannot offer a firm number. Show More Summary

Gabon opposition chief calls for general strike after disputed election

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon's opposition leader appealed on Monday for a general strike to protest what he said was a fraudulent re-election victory by President Ali Bongo, but few heeded his call as economic activity picked back up in the capital Libreville.

Labor Day: From the Job Loop to the Knowledge Loop (via Universal Basic Income)

Today we are celebrating Labor Day, a day that was originally started by Labor Unions in the early 1880s. At the time it was not a public holiday but rather took the form of a walkout demonstration or general strike. The demands were for shorter hours, safer work and higher pay. Show More Summary

Congo opposition strikes to call for Kabila to step down

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 Opposition Calls for Strike as Election Delay Looms

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

A 'Tor General Strike' Wants to Shut Down the Tor Network for a Day

An anonymous post is calling for the strike, in part to protest a recent investigation into activist Jacob Appelbaum.

DR Congo opposition rejects talks over election

General strike called for Tuesday, marking significant escalation in country where 40 protesters died in January 2015.

From tweets to streets, Zimbabwe social media anger erupts into anti-Mugabe protests

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.

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