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22 January 2020
This year's planned general strike on 8 January was massive. It broke all previous records in the numbers involved in united class action in India
22 January 2020
After more than 45 days of strikes and 62 weeks of 'gilets jaunes' protests, French workers' appetite for struggle endures
8 January 2020
As we go to press, a general strike is set to rock India on 8 January
26 June 2019
The idea of a 'general strike' has caught hold among layers of activists
27 March 2019
Every Friday since 22 February hundreds of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against their president
15 February 2019
The trial against political prisoners accused of organising the 1 October referendum once again highlights the anti-democratic and reactionary nature of the Spanish state
16 January 2019
Why did 200 million workers strike on 8-9 January?
9 January 2019
January 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the murders of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the outstanding leaders of the German and international working-class movements.
17 October 2018
On 8 March 2018 - International Women's Day - an unprecedented strike against sexism and women's oppression took place across the Spanish state. Libres y Combativas played a central role. Now, the campaign is building for a new student strike on 14 November. The Socialist spoke to Ana Garcia, an activist in Libres y Combativas
5 September 2018
TUC congress 2018: It's vital the unions mobilise their members now to lead the fight against the Tories
29 August 2018
On a number of occasions, the ruling class in Britain has trembled with fear when faced with mass struggles of workers which could threaten their rule. Such movements as the 1984-85 miners strike and the 1926 general strike brought clashes between striking workers and the powers of the capitalist state.
23 May 2018
France, May 1968: week four: By Friday 24 May 1968, ten million workers were on strike. The greatest general strike in history. On the same day, the president of France, General Charles de Gaulle, tried to address the nation. Nobody saw it. It was a victim of the TV workers' strike.
16 May 2018
The general student strike on 10 May, called against the shameful light sentencing of the 'wolfpack' rapists, was a great success. More than one million students emptied classrooms and more than 100,000 attended over 60 demonstrations
16 May 2018
France, May 1968: week three: On Saturday 18 May 1968, General Charles de Gaulle, president of France, was forced to cut short his state visit to Bucharest.
9 May 2018
France, May 1968: week two: The legacy of the French revolution of 1848, the second time France overthrew a monarchy, played an important part in the escalation of the demonstrations and street fighting in Paris.
2 May 2018
France '68 - week one: A wooden beam will appear quite solid and unchanged as termites chew away within it. But there comes a time when one step can bring down the whole rotten house. In May of 1968 the whole structure of capitalism in France was in jeopardy.
25 April 2018
It's 50 years since the greatest general strike in history
4 April 2018
The arrest of exiled former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has reignited the Catalan independence struggle
13 December 2017
This year marks the centenary of the Russian revolution when the working class took power in October. It is also the 110-year anniversary of a historical and bloody struggle of workers that is less well-known.
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