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#GeneralStrike: After a Summer in the Streets, Americans are Ready for Something More

The U.S. Senate has taken a recess until September without passing any stimulus package to aid the working people of the nation. Abandoned and enraged, U.S. workers are showing increasing interest in a general strike, as evidenced by the trending hashtag yesterday.

Olivia Wood

August 14, 2020

Massive Assembly in Bolivia Calls for General Strike Against Election Postponement by Coup Government

A march of thousands of people to Ceja de El Alto in Bolivia culminated in a massive assembly to demand that the general election take place September 6 as originally planned. A large coalition of working class sectors resolved to go on an indefinite general strike until the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) lifts the coup's government's new postponement of the elections.

Juana Runa

July 30, 2020

Labor Unions Demand Justice For George Floyd

Labor Unions across the country have issued statements condemning the killing of George Floyd, but statements are not enough. To defeat racist police violence, we need a fighting labor movement willing to strike for justice.

James Dennis Hoff

May 30, 2020

Italy: Going Out on Strike Against Dying

More than 7,500 people are dead in Italy as of March 25 — but workers are told they must continue to work, even in jobs that are absolutely not essential to the fight against COVID-19. Amid great social anger and the maneuvers of trade union leaders, Italy’s workers went out on strike March 25 to say that their health and the fight against the coronavirus come before profits.

Jimena Vergara

March 26, 2020

Italy Calls General Strike: “Our Lives Are Worth More Than Your Profits”

Although Italy is on lockdown, many non-essential sectors are still going to work. Today a general strike is being called to protest the government's insistence on maintaining "business as usual" in the face of a devastating pandemic.

The Robin Hoods of France: Electrical Workers Cut Electricity to Sell-Out Union, Reconnect for Country’s Poor

In the past few months the electrical workers of France have taken up the mantle of Robin Hood by cutting power to the rich and reconnecting the poor. Most recently, on January 20, the power was disconnected to the headquarters of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT) union, which has refused to call a strike and is working with French President Emmanuel Macron to legitimize his incredibly unpopular pension reform.

Juan Andrés Gallardo

January 28, 2020

Eiffel Tower Shut Down as 1.3 Million People Mobilize Across France

Workers across France came out to protest the pension reform in numbers not seen since Dec. 17. As French President Emmanuel Macron officially announced the reform bill to the Council of Ministers, workers coordinated actions across the country, including shutting down the Eiffel Tower and cutting power to wide sections of France’s cities.

Rank-and-File Workers in France Organize to Continue the Strike — Interview with Daniela Cobet

France is experiencing the longest strike since 1968. The union bureaucracies are trying to end the strike — but rank-and-file workers are getting organized, with the support of revolutionaries. Our sister site in Argentina spoke with Daniela Cobet, a leader of the Revolutionary Communist Current (CCR) in France.

Left Voice

January 22, 2020

Chile: On the Front Lines against Neoliberalism

An Interview with Dauno Totoro of the Revolutionary Workers Party (PTR)

Jimena Vergara

December 29, 2019