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Protest on 22 March in Marseille - bringing together CGT union strikers, students, civil service workers and others against cuts and neoliberal measures in public services. Photo: Twitter/@cgttuifrance.

Is France heading for another May ’68?

Just fifty years ago on March 22nd we saw the beginning of the events in France which terrified the ruling class, led to one of the biggest general strikes ever, along with a wave of factory occupations, and could only be calmed by important concessions from the bosses (minimum wage raised by 35% and new […]

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50 years after 1968: students strikers attacked again

Not an April Fool’s joke. Here are the facts: Four days ago (March 29) the ultra-conservative Dean of the Montpellier University Law School was summoned to police headquarters, interrogated, hauled into court, and held over in jail for arraignment by the Chief Prosecutor–all on the complaint of nine student strikers, who claim to have been […]

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University strikes: where do we go from here?

On February 22nd the University and College Union (UCU) called for the beginning of a nation wide strike in response to Universities UK’s (UUK) attempt to shift of the Universities Superannuation Scheme from a defined benefit pension to a defined contribution pension.

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General Strike Called in Greece Against the Third Memorandum

  There are more powerful things than the Troika Solidarity needed more than before Συλλαλητήριο ενάντια στο νέο μνημόνιο Δευτέρα 13.7.15 και ώρα 7:00μμ http://t.co/RtYvlT17wT — Α.Δ.Ε.Δ.Υ. (@adedygr) July 13, 2015 Civil servant union ADEDY also calls public sector workers for anti-bailout demonstration outside Parliament at 7pm local time. #Greece — Elena Becatoros (@ElenaBec) July […]

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Colombia: Popular Agrarian Summit Calls for Strike

  A national strike in Colombia — involving groups of indigenous peoples, Afro-Colombians, students, women, small miners, petroleum workers, and campesinos (farmers) — may begin on May 1st. The decision to strike if the government does not respond by the first week of May was made during the Peasant, Ethnic, and Popular Agrarian Summit,1 held […]

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More and more people pouring into the streets: "Free pass!"; "A R$3.20 fare is a robbery!"; "No to 3.20!"But there is a danger.  Don't fall in love with yourselves.  This movement is totally beautiful.  But what matters is: What will change when everything gets back to normal?

Brazil: The Giant Awoke and . . .

More and more people pouring into the streets: “Free pass!”; “A R$3.20 fare is a robbery!”; “No to 3.20!” But there is a danger. Don’t fall in love with yourselves. This movement is totally beautiful. But what matters is: What will change when everything gets back to normal?

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