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General Strike

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. Mehta

October 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 Freeman

October 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.

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'León

May 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'León

May 1, 2021

The Communist Movement in India

The subcontinent is home to myriad communist parties — most of which practice class collaboration.

Sou Mi

February 7, 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. Kumar

December 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 Aurelio

November 27, 2020

Unsafe in any State: Reopening U.S. Schools Will be a Catastrophe

As schools across the country rush to reopen, many parents and education workers are being forced to make an impossible choice between their health and their economic wellbeing. 

James Dennis Hoff

August 21, 2020