Mickey 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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