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French Guiana strikes lifted after aid package agreed with Paris

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

French Guiana barricades lifted for Easter holiday, but protests continue

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.

Scuffles, planes grounded in Argentina strike

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

Heavy security as Congo opposition strikes over election delays

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

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

Cazeneuve calls for continuation of dialogue in French Guiana

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.

French Guiana paralysed by general strike

Protests over crime rates and cost of living have propelled overseas territory into spotlight of French elections.

Strike paralyses French Guiana

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

Protests Are Not About the Privileged

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...

'We're Not Gonna Sit Down': Photos and Conversations From the Women's Strike in New York

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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...

Striking Feminists Saw Symbolism in Power Outage of the Statue of Liberty

The radical feminist, anti-Trump strikers for the “A Day Without A Woman” general strike claimed that the power outrage of the Statue of Liberty could symbolize the purpose behind their march. CNN gushed over this possible connection in their article on the power outage: The light was back on at the Statue of Liberty by […]

‘Day Without a Woman’ strike seeks to continue legacy of massive D.C. march

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

This “general strike” action, held in connection with International Women’s Day and in solidarity with the International Women’s Strike, has been criticized by some U.S. movement supporters for asking women to risk their jobs in a nation where only 10.2 percent of women are in unions. Show More Summary

Women’s day protesters ‘detained’ outside Trump Tower

"In order to work, a general strike has to actually stop something from functioning."

Here's What "A Day Without a Woman" Looks Like

Looking to build on the momentum of January's Women's March, many women are using International Women's Day today to participate in a general strike—coined "A Day Without a Woman"—to underscore the often under-appreciated importance of women in the workforce and the economy. Show More Summary

Here's What ‘A Day Without A Woman’ Looks Like Across The Country

Feminist activists have called on women in the United States to join with their sisters in 35 different countries in a day-long general strike known as the “Day Without A Woman.” And on Wednesday, which is International Women’s Day,Show More Summary

Dozens of Schools to Close For Women's Strike

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

On Wednesday, March 8, dozens of schools will shut down in response to a nationwide general strike, “A Day Without a Woman.” Read more...

11 Movies To Watch While You’re Participating In The Women’s Strike

2 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

This Wednesday is A Day Without Women, a nationwide general strike declared by the organizers of the Women's March. During this event (which takes place on International Women's Day, naturally), women are encouraged to stay at home and take the...

Here's What You Need to Know for Tomorrow's Women's Strike 

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

On Wednesday, which is International Women’s Day, the organizers behind the historically successful Women’s March will attempt to harness that energy towards a general strike, dubbed “A Day Without a Woman.” The goal, according to organizers, is to recognize “the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our… Read more...

#DayWithoutAWoman Reaches Peak ‘One Percenter’ Privilege

The "general strike" should be rebranded to #DayWithoutRichWomenAndSnobs The post #DayWithoutAWoman Reaches Peak ‘One Percenter’ Privilege appeared first on RedState.

General strike shuts much of southern Nepal after 3 killed

A general strike called by ethnic groups a day after police fire killed at least three protesters shut down markets, schools and transport in much of southern Nepal on Tuesday. … Click to Continue »

Several Hundred Protesters Gather Downtown Ahead Of International Women's Day Rally

The rally comes three days before a general strike and march planned for International Women's Day. [ more › ]

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