Tag Archives: Strike

A Paris Autumn

The 12th of September marks the beginning of protests against the new (yet again!) french government’s proposed labour law reforms.  Exit the socialists François Hollande and Manuel Valls, enter the golden boy, “I belong to no political party!”, politician as … Continue reading

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Looking back on the united states prison strike

We have been late in sharing news of the largest prison strike in united states history.  Begun last Fall, on the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, the strike spread to 24 states and involved over 20,000 prisoners.  If the … Continue reading

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The revolutionary strike: Vitoria, spain, 1976

The wave of strikes that swept through Vitoria, spain, in 1976, culminating in a city wide general strike on March the 3rd, were a revolutionary moment that sought to break with the controlled transition, after the dictator Francisco Franco’s death, … Continue reading

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Taking back labour: Workers’ resistance and factory okupations in turkey

Labour struggles of workers continually strain against the limits of legality and labour union domestication.  If salaried work, as traditionally understood, is not the exclusive domain of capitalist exploitation, it nevertheless remains central.  And as workers discover, at times literally … Continue reading

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From student strikes to social strikes: Echoes of a new québec spring

Against austerity, against the savaging of the public-state services, a commons built through decades of popular struggles against Capital, Québec students, workers, the unemployed, have called for an indefinite social strike in the province, beginning on the 21st of March, … Continue reading

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Strikes against Capitalism

ParkeHarrison Flying Lesson (2000) The State is a social relationship; a certain way of people relating to one another.  It can be destroyed by creating new social relationships; i.e., by people relating to one another differently. Gustav Landauer The struggle … Continue reading

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From protest to protest … radicalising the general strike in 15M´s spain

In some 80 cities in spain, over one million people protested the latest government budget cuts.  Called by the principal labour unions of the country, minority unions, social movements and 15M joined the protest as a "critical bloc", to distinguish themselves … Continue reading

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And protests rain upon the government of spain

Between the coal miners’ strike and protests, spontaneous and organised, against the spanish government’s most recent efforts to reduce spending (increase in sales tax, reduction in the salaries of civil servants, reduction in unemployment insurance, and the like, adding up … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain: The Coal Miners’ Strike … and questions

  "We do not struggle as working class, we struggle against being working class … .  Our struggle is not the struggle of labour: it is the struggle against labour. …There is nothing good about being members of the working … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain: The Coal Miners’ Strike

The spanish state/police, in dealing with the miners' strike, does not limit itself to confronting the miners, but also their families in their neighbourhoods and in their homes.  The miners' have lost their fear and it is the task of … Continue reading

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