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Nepal Maoist Clippings 29/11/2015

CPN Maoist strike against blockade further cripples common life Nov 29, 2015- Normal life across the country, already hardened by the unofficial blocked by India, has been further hit due to the countrywide general strike called by Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist on Sunday. Chand’s party said it had called the strike against [...]

The General Strike of 1926: A Nine Day Wonder That Forged Modern Britain

In 1926 tensions in Britain were running high. The miners, backed by workers from other industries, staged a strike to protest against proposals to cut their wages and lengthen their hours. It was Britain’s first general strike and sparked fear in the country that revolution was waiting in the wings. Show More Summary

Greek youths clash with cops as thousands protest tax hikes

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Clashes briefly broke out Thursday between riot police and youths in central Athens during a general strike.

Greece Disrupted by First General Strike Under Syriza-Led Government

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The 24-hour walkout shut down public services, forced the cancellation of flights and disrupted public transportation across the country.

Greece police tear gas anti-austerity protesters

Demonstrations turn violent in Athens as protesters clash with security forces during general strike.

Greece’s Ruling Party Calls for National Strike Against Austerity Policies

Greece's ruling Syriza party's labor policy department on Wednesday urged the Greeks to take part in a general strike on November 12 against the "anti-people" austerity policies of the government.

Armed Israeli Squatters Attack Palestinian Hebron Homes as Fateh calls General Strike

By IMEMC News | – – Armed Israeli settlers — under Israeli military protection — attacked Palestinian homes with stones and empty glass bottles to the east of Hebron city, on Tuesday,…

Strike Threat

The Politics Home web site reports that the TUC's annual conference which gathers in Brighton this week will be asked to organise what amounts to a general strike. Now if you ask me this is a lot of hot air and posturing which flies in the face of recent trade union history. Show More Summary

VICE News Capsule - Thursday, June 18

5 months agoNews : Vice News

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Kashmiri separatists order a general strike to protest against a series of recent killings, the Greek central bank threatens to exit the Eurozone if a financial...Show More Summary

Egypt activists say arrests spike ahead of general strike

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have arrested dozens of activists ahead of a general strike planned for Thursday, activists and security sources say, part of what the activists describe as an unrelenting crackdown on diss...

May Day rallies in Asia as South Koreans clash with police

7 months agoNews : The Raw Story

South Korean workers clashed with riot police at a May Day rally in Seoul on Friday, vowing to wage an “all-out general strike” if the government pushes through with planned labour reforms. Thousands of riot police erected barricades to block about 10,000 workers from marching toward...

Israel’s Palestinian Population Stage Strike Against House Demolitions

Israel’s minority Palestinian population have held a general strike across the country ahead of a rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square to protest against the demolition of houses belonging to Arab citizens. The rally is one of the firstShow More Summary

VICE News Capsule - Wednesday, April 1

8 months agoNews : Vice News

Tokyo district recognizes same-sex unions, a one-day general strike shuts down Argentina, Burmese government and rebel groups sign draft ceasefire, and it's lights out across large parts of Turkey.

Amazing Pictures of the 1926 General Strike in London

Britain's first and only General Strike began on 3 May 1926, and ended ten days later. The event was a watershed for labour relations in Britain, and bitterly divided opinion. The strike was called by the Trades Union Congress (T.U.C.) in support of striking coal miners in the North of England, Scotland and Wales. Show More Summary


(SEPTEMBER 1974) [PUBLISHED IN SPHULINGA (SPARK) ISSUE NO 1] The decision of observing Half Day Hartal on 16 June made huge enthusiasm among the cadres and sympathizers. Cadres of every region took steps like wall writing, postering, pamphleting, armed and unarmed procession centered on Hartal. Assistant minister Manju’s vehicle had stopped in face of [...]

In Port-au-Prince, closed shops and quiet streets

By Dennis Sadowski PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The first day of a general strike designed to keep pressure on the government of President Michel Martelly to lower gasoline prices and schedule long overdue elections kept the streets of the Haitian capital eerily quiet. Across the capital, schools did not open and most businesses were shuttered Feb. […]

'Palestinian lives don't count here'

Palestinians in Israel call for general strike after police kill two people in Negev.

VIDEO: Horror as 9-Year-Old Boy is Stalked Down the Street by an ‘Elderly’ Man and Stabbed 3 Times in the Head and Neck On His Way to School

Sending your child to walk to school isn’t something that generally strikes fear into the heart of parents. But when one nine-year-old boy went off to school one morning in

Strike In India Ends After Government Agrees To Demands

A two-day strike in India by coal workers ended after the national government agreed to a proposal for a committee to listen to worker grievances. Originally set to be a five-day general strike, it began after the workers expressed outrage over an executive order passed last year allowing for companies to sell coal or, in other words, [...]

Belgium paralysed by general strike

``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.'...

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