Occupy For A General Strike (#HitEmWhereItHurts)

50 American RevolutionsMickey Z. writes on the Fair Share of the Common Heritage:

“A strike is an incipient revolution. Many large revolutions have grown out of a small strike.”William “Big Bill” Haywood

Thanks to the popularity of my recent articles here at Fair Share of the Common Heritage, I found myself recruited to write something about the prospect of a U.S.-based general strike.

So, off I went, scanning news across the interwebs … My eyes widened when I read: “Social groups reiterated their call to a general strike for 24 hours November 14, asking the labor, productive and academic sectors to join the mobilization, guaranteeing it will be peaceful and with innovative forms of protest.”

But alas, it was an update from the Dominican Republic. Shortly thereafter, my heart jumped at these words: “Trade unions have called a general strike in protest.”

Great — but not for the US — as the article was in relation to Portugal. Then again, I felt excitement: “A 48-hour general strike to be held on Wednesday and Thursday is set to ground flights for two days and cripple public and many private services.”

That story, of course, was about Greece. Finally, I found: “Strikers at the car assembly plant ended their eight-day occupation of the plant late Friday night, under threat of police violence. About 1,500 police troops moved into the factory early that day to enforce a high court order to end the occupation. Workers continued with their strike, however, camping outside the factory some 100 meters away.”

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  • Andrew

    Now this is what I like to hear!

  • Andrew

    Now this is what I like to hear!

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    “If you don’t share the wealth, we won’t make any more wealth.”

    Yeah, a general strike generally puts them on notice.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    “If you don’t share the wealth, we won’t make any more wealth.”

    Yeah, a general strike generally puts them on notice.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Next logical step up from simple protest.

  • Mr Willow

    This is certainly a course worth exploring. 

    It hurts those in power the only place they still have feeling—their bank accounts.

  • Mr Willow

    This is certainly a course worth exploring. 

    It hurts those in power the only place they still have feeling—their bank accounts.

    (as a slight tangent, does anybody else find it strange the article right above this one claims god is a member of the 1%, and yet god was here beforehand to report on—and encourage—general strikes against the 1%?)

    • Redacted

      It is something worth exploring. I suggest we form a commission funded by tax payers, which I will head to ascertain whether the individual who posted this is in fact a god.

      I will report my findings.

  • Anonymous

    Great idea but I have another strong suggestion. Stop paying income tax. 

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Great idea but I have another strong suggestion. Stop paying income tax. 

  • Anti-Citizen1

    Next logical step up from simple protest.

  • Anonymous

    It is something worth exploring. I suggest we form a commission funded by tax payers, which I will head to ascertain whether the individual who posted this is in fact a god.

    I will report my findings.

  • Anonymous

    It is something worth exploring. I suggest we form a commission funded by tax payers, which I will head to ascertain whether the individual who posted this is in fact a god.

    I will report my findings.

  • Bobdouglas

    In order to truly affect Wall Street  the people must make the ultimate sacrifice.  That means cutting ties/or reliance on corporate for income and basic necessities of life i:e: your wal marts, costcos, x-boxes etc…. The thing which drives corporate is money. Organize an effort which would get individuals to pull their 401k’s or any stock investments they have at once.  Pull any money out of banks and force them to realize that the power rests with the people. 

    ‎’to achieve victory we must mass our forces at the hub of all power & movement. The enemy’s CENTER OF GRAVITY ‘ — Von Clausewitz …” Disable the center of gravity by forcing an internal conflict within the enemy, then meet them with overwhelming numbers at their front gate.”

  • Bobdouglas

    In order to truly affect Wall Street  the people must make the ultimate sacrifice.  That means cutting ties/or reliance on corporate for income and basic necessities of life i:e: your wal marts, costcos, x-boxes etc…. The thing which drives corporate is money. Organize an effort which would get individuals to pull their 401k’s or any stock investments they have at once.  Pull any money out of banks and force them to realize that the power rests with the people. 

    ‎’to achieve victory we must mass our forces at the hub of all power & movement. The enemy’s CENTER OF GRAVITY ‘ — Von Clausewitz …” Disable the center of gravity by forcing an internal conflict within the enemy, then meet them with overwhelming numbers at their front gate.”

  • Beltonaki

    The damn fist (and the flag thing) is disturbing. We need no logos, especially not fist-logos conceived from analprobing CIA agents.

  • Beltonaki

    The damn fist (and the flag thing) is disturbing. We need no logos, especially not fist-logos conceived from analprobing CIA agents.

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