By Noah Long February 11, 1919 marked the official end of the Seattle General Strike. Over five days, more than 65,000 workers engaged in work stoppages, shutting down the Seattle economy in the process. The Seattle General Strike would spark fears of a Communist uprising in the first general strike in the US since the Great October Socialist Revolution. By 1919, the shipbuilding industry saw … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Seattle General Strike
Photo: Firefighters join protests in France against pension reform and poor working conditions. By Audrey Hellenbrecht On January 28, thousands of uniformed firefighters took to the streets to combat French President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms and to demand better working conditions. The demonstration quickly turned violent when riot police attempted to suppress protesters, resulting in street clashes between firefighters and police. The firefighter’s union (SDIS-CFTC) … Continue reading FRANCE: Firefighters Clash with Riot Police In Paris
The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Mobilisation historique contre la réforme des retraites : 1,5 millions de manifestants!” originally published December 5 from revolutionary French newspaper La Cause du Peuple. Bracketed text are our own clarifications. Translation by Kate LaBelle This Thursday, December 5, was marked in the heart of the French state by the first big day of strikes and demonstrations … Continue reading FRANCE: Historic Mobilization Against Pension Reforms, 1.5 million demonstrators!
This article is an unofficial translation from Frente de Defensa de las Luchas del Pueblo del Ecuador. By Javier De Paz The proletariat and people of Ecuador recognize and value all the signs of solidarity issued by the international proletariat and oppressed peoples of the world to the struggles undertaken by the Ecuadorian people against imperialism, the IMF, and the repressive comprador regime of Lenin Moreno. … Continue reading On the Popular Rebellion in Ecuador
By Jakob Stein Friday June 14 marked the largest mass demonstrations against Bolsonaro’s government yet, with an estimated 45 million people participating in over 350 cities across Brazil. The General Strike was originally called for by the major trade unions in Brazil, in response to the government’s plan to “reform” Social Security in the country by raising the age of retirement and increasing worker’s contributions, … Continue reading BRAZIL: General Strike Against Pension “Reform” Mobilizes 45 Million Across 350 Cities
By Jakob Stein La siguiente es una compilación de reportes sobre manifestaciones en todo Brasil relacionadas con la Huelga Educativa Nacional, que se llevó a cabo la semana pasada el 15 de mayo. La huelga fue convocada en respuesta al gobierno fascista de Bolsonaro que anunciaba que recortarían treinta por ciento del presupuesto general para universidades y escuelas secundarias en un ataque por motivos ideológicos … Continue reading BRASIL: Cientos de Miles Toman Las Calles en la Huelga Educativa Nacional
By Jakob Stein The following is a compilation of reports on demonstrations across Brazil connected to the National Education Strike, held last week on Wednesday May 15. The strike was called in response to the fascist Bolsonaro administration announcing that they would be cutting thirty percent of the budget across the board for universities and high schools in an ideologically motivated attack on public education aimed … Continue reading BRAZIL: Hundreds of Thousands Take the Streets in National Education Strike