Millions in India Join General Strike against Modi Government
Millions of workers in India have taken to the streets as part of a general strike against the government of Narendra Modi.
Ezra BrainMarch 28, 2022
Government Inflexibility Provokes General Strike in French Polynesia
For more than a week, especially in the Caribbean, France’s “overseas territories” have seen a wave of mobilizations against the government. On Wednesday, it spread to French Polynesia, in the Pacific.
Antoine BordasNovember 26, 2021
Half a Million South Korean Workers Join One-Day General Strike
At least half a million workers in South Korea from across construction, transportation, service, and other sectors walked off their jobs for a one-day general strike on October 20, 2021 to win better conditions and increased self-determination for workers.
K.S. MehtaOctober 21, 2021
Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Are Quitting Their Jobs. But a “General Strike” Is Something Much More Powerful
In a recent opinion piece, former U.S. labor secretary Robert Reich argues that the September jobs report shows evidence of an “unofficial national general strike.” But that is a contradiction in terms.
Madeleine FreemanOctober 16, 2021
Workers Call for New Mobilizations in Colombia
The Duque administration and the National Committee of Paro have established a dialogue roundtable to create a solution to the conflict, but no agreement has yet been reached. The Colombian streets show that the key is popular mobilization.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaJune 4, 2021
The Rebellion in Colombia Requires a Real General Strike to Overthrow Duque
At the lowest point in the economic crisis affecting the great majority of the oppressed masses, workers, peasants, indigenous people, and youth and amid the third wave of Covid-19 that is killing 500 people each day, Colombian president Iván Duque decided to intensify his attacks on the masses with his tax reform. But the response was a forceful mass protest that eventually led him to back down and withdraw the plan after five days of protests in almost every city in the country.
Milton D'LeónMay 8, 2021
Colombia Wracked by Massive Anti-Government Protests
Protests broke out across Colombia this week, including a general strike that brought thousands of workers into the streets of cities all across the country. These protests are the latest wave in an upsurge of class struggle that began in November 2019.
Milton D'LeónMay 1, 2021
Farmers Unions in India Call for National General Strike Dec. 8
Tomorrow, December 8, farmers unions across India have called for a strike to deepen their ongoing protests against three new laws passed by Modi’s BJP-controlled government that will give corporations immense bargaining power over farmers and effective control of the agricultural sector.
M.K. KumarDecember 7, 2020
The Biggest General Strike in the World: Over 200 Million Workers and Farmers Paralyze India
On Thursday over 200 million workers held a one day general strike in India. They were joined by farmers in mass actions across the country against the right-wing government of Narendra Modi.
Maria AurelioNovember 27, 2020