Tag Archives: General Strike

A strike against/beyond borders: The march 8 feminist strike in spain

This year’s call for a global women’s strike to mark the 8th of March women’s day was expressed in protests throughout the world.  But it found no greater resonance than in spain.

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In solidarity: March 8 – The call for a day without women’s work

It is often forgotten that the international March 8th women’s day began with striking female factory workers.  The strike, the withholding of women’s work, lies at its origins, and not the docile protests or celebrations of acquired “rights” that would … 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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14N: Images, Resonances and Reflections

  The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the "state of exception" in which we live is the rule.  We must arrive at a concept of history which corresponds to this.  Then it will become clear that the task … Continue reading

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And the strike was general, and the strike knew no borders …

 

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One battle follows another … scenes from the class wars

Amaya Egaña walked out upon her window sill at 9:20, on Friday, November 9th and with a step, continued … as four employees of the fourth tribunal of Barakaldo, Euskadi, arrived to execute an eviction order.  The second suicide in … Continue reading

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The PIGS are to go on strike

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.                                    George Orwell, Animal Farm The true meaning of a strike … Continue reading

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Trials of/in greece

Greece lived, on the 26th of september, another one day general strike, the first faced by the new government, and one of many that has marked Greece's recent history.  A question arises: of what value are one day general strikes?  … Continue reading

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The contagion of rebellion

From the protests of working class neighbourhoods in Sevilla (tercera información), to the occupation of residential buildings for housing those made homeless (Corrala de Vecinas La Alegría), to the call for a general strike by the CGT, CNT and Solidaridade … 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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