General Strike

FRANCE

Hundreds of Thousands Join General Strike Against Macron’s Labor Reform

September 14, 2017 | The French working class organizes the first general strike against President Macron.

Arielle Concilio

BRAZIL

Police Repression in Brazilian General Strike

July 01, 2017 | In various cities around the country, the police repressed pickets and protests organized on the day of the "general strike".

BRAZILIAN GENERAL STRIKE

Despite Union Resistance, There are Pickets and Work Stoppages Throughout Brazil 

June 30, 2017 | Union bureaucrats tried to stop workers from mobilizing for today’s general strike. Despite their active or passive resistance, the Brazilian working class organized pickets and work stoppages (...)

BRAZIL

Brazil’s Crisis and (Another) General Strike

June 29, 2017 | Brazil will have its second general strike of the year on Friday, as the Temer government's future remains uncertain. What is the context for this historic (...)

Victor Mariutti

GUEST POST

A New Dangerous Stage of the Colonial Plunder of Puerto Rico

May 25, 2017 | 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, (...)

Héctor Reyes

BRAZIL

Why did Brazilian Workers Go on Strike?

April 29, 2017 | 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

BRAZIL

Subways and Factories Closed in Brazilian General Strike

April 28, 2017 | In Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, airline, subway and heavy industry workers engage in the general strike, bringing the city to a standstill.

BRAZIL

The Largest Brazilian General Strike in Decades

April 28, 2017 | Make the capitalists pay for the crisis! The largest Brazilian general strike in decades is going on now!

BRAZIL

Brazilian General Strike Begins With Roadblocks and Police Repression

April 28, 2017 | 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 (...)

ARGENTINA

Lessons from the General Strike in Argentina

April 09, 2017 | 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 (...)

Fernando Scolnik

ARGENTINA

General Strike Brings Argentina to a Halt

April 06, 2017 | On April 6, Argentina came to a halt due to a general strike against the right wing government's austerity measures.

GUEST POST

General Strike: How the Working Class Takes Control

February 09, 2017 | Talking about the general strike is the right conversation to be having.

Jack Rusk

EDUCATION REFORM

From Mexico to Italy, in Defense of Public Education

December 02, 2015 | 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 (...)

Tania Vonki

INTERVIEW

Greece Strikes Again

November 25, 2015 | Left Voice interviewed Gianna Katsiampoura, a member of OKDE-Spartakos in Greece and a researcher at the National Hellenic Research Foundation.

Alejandra Ríos

GUEST POST

The Political Significance of the All India Strike and the Revolutionary Movement in India

September 25, 2015 | Between 1991 and 2015 there is a vast gap. The mainstream left parties and the Central Trade Unions and other mass organisations affiliated to them had at that time a much tighter grip on the (...)

INDIA

Modi vs. Labor

September 08, 2015 | Over 150 million workers went on strike Wednesday, September 2 in the largest stoppage since 1991. The action was called by 10 union federations to protest Modi’s pro-business labor (...)

Juan Cruz Ferre