Post Tagged with: "General Strike"

Taiwan: Occupation of parliament ends after 24 days

Taiwan: Occupation of parliament ends after 24 days

What are the lessons of the island’s ‘sunflower movement’? Taiwan has witnessed an unprecedented mass protest movement since 18 March when around 200 students occupied the main chamber of the Legislative Yuan (parliament) to stop the ratification of the contentious Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement (CSSTA) between Taiwan and China. The […]

Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

Down with undemocratic Kuomintang rule – for a Taiwan-wide student strike as the next step! Sally Tang Mei-ching in Taipei and Vincent Kolo Tens of thousands of protesters have filled the streets around the occupied Taiwanese legislature for the past week. The Wall Street Journal calls this “the biggest student-led […]

Sri Lanka: Working class beginning to move forward

Sri Lanka: Working class beginning to move forward

The one day protest general strike held on 21 May was a significant step forward for the working class in Sri Lanka. Srinath Perera, United Socialist Party (USP – CWI, Sri Lanka) This extremely significant national strike – in Sri Lanka referred to as a “token strike” – was called […]

South Africa: [Updated] Solidarity with Lonmin’s miners

South Africa: [Updated] Solidarity with Lonmin’s miners

South African police massacres striking workers at Marikana – call for protest action DSM (CWI South Africa) [See also statement of the DSM: For a general strike to end the Marikana massacre] At least 46 workers were shot dead, and many more injured, on August 16 as a massive police assault […]

Spain: Miners light up Madrid and show workers the way to struggle!

Spain: Miners light up Madrid and show workers the way to struggle!

For a 48 hour general strike to bring down Rajoy government John Hird, CWI Spain Thousands of coal miners arrived in Madrid, last week, completing another march on the capital as part of the struggle to defend their jobs. They were greeted by thousands of workers and youth from Madrid […]