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General Strike

A New Dangerous Stage of the Colonial Plunder of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is facing its most severe crisis since it was militarily captured and turned into a colony by the U.S. in 1898. The Island has been in economic recession for more than a decade, compelling more than half a million people to emigrate. The colonial project upheld by the U.S. since the 1950s has exhausted over the past 30 years of neoliberal ravages.

Héctor Reyes

May 25, 2017

Why did Brazilian Workers Go on Strike?

Yesterday there was a massive general strike in Brazil. Why did the workers refuse to go to work and take the streets in mass protests?

Victor Mariutti

April 29, 2017

Subways and Factories Closed in Brazilian General Strike

In Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, airline, subway and heavy industry workers engage in the general strike, bringing the city to a standstill.

Left Voice

April 28, 2017

The Largest Brazilian General Strike in Decades

Make the capitalists pay for the crisis! The largest Brazilian general strike in decades is going on now!

Left Voice

April 28, 2017

Brazilian General Strike Begins With Roadblocks and Police Repression

There are pickets and roadblocks in cities around the country. In places like Sao Paulo and Rio, there has been repression. The Brazilian working class is fighting back against austerity and Temer’s coup government.

Left Voice

April 28, 2017

Lessons from the General Strike in Argentina

Reflections on last week’s general strike, the government’s policy of repression, the role of the Left in the strike, the union bureaucracy, and Cristina Kirchner’s silence on the repression.

Fernando Scolnik

April 9, 2017

General Strike Brings Argentina to a Halt

On April 6, Argentina came to a halt due to a general strike against the right wing government's austerity measures.

Left Voice

April 6, 2017

General Strike: How the Working Class Takes Control

Since the Women’s March brought millions into the streets the Saturday after inauguration, there has been a rising clamor on social media for a ‘general strike’ against the Trump administration.

Jack Rusk

February 9, 2017

From Mexico to Italy, in Defense of Public Education

In Italy, thousands have taken the streets in a general strike against the education reforms of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.Those of us in the ‘Nuestra Clase’ grouping in Mexico sympathize with their fight. We repudiate the repression of our working-class brothers and sisters.

Tania Vonki

December 2, 2015