Photo: Student protesters march under a banner reading, “It is Right to Rebel!” By Thomas Lambert Throughout the past several weeks, students across Colombia have taken to the streets in support of striking teachers, clashing with riot police known as the Mobile Anti-Disturbance Squadron (ESMAD) in a continuation of the two-day education strike that began on February 20. In Soacha, an industrial working-class suburb of … Continue reading COLOMBIA: Students Rebel Against Police and Politicians in Support of Education Strike
Photo: Thousands of nurses and other healthcare workers went on strike to improve staffing levels and patient care at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. By Audrey Hellenbrecht Last month, striking nurses at the Swedish Medical Center (SMC) in Seattle, Washington were finally able to return to work after thousands were locked out at the end of a three-day strike. Over 7,800 nurses and other healthcare … Continue reading SEATTLE: Nurses Strike for Better Patient Care, Locked Out Upon Return
Photo: Striking Asarco workers rally outside a mining convention in Phoenix, Arizona By Destinee Fuerte On Monday, striking copper workers from the American Smelting and Refining Company LLC (Asarco) staged a protest outside of the Phoenix Convention Center as their employers attended a national conference of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. After 4 months on strike, there is no end in sight for … Continue reading ARIZONA: Workers Continue Strike Against Asarco Mining Company
The following is an unofficial translation of an article from French revolutionary newspaper La Cause du Peuple titled “Sur la grève de la RATP.” Translation by Kate LaBelle Workers from the Régie autonome des transports Parisiens (RATP), the Parisian transportation network, were among the most combative during the December and January strike against pension reforms. Every day for over a month, thousands of them, even … Continue reading FRANCE: Concerning the RATP Strike
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
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!
Photo: Thousands protest in Bogota during national strike The following is an unofficial translation from revolutionary Colombian news source EL Comunero Prensa Translation By Emiliano Guerrero On November 21, a 24-hour national strike was convened by trade unions and other organizations from different sectors. In Bogota, the strike was preceded by important mobilizations led by university students, who had been out on the streets protesting … Continue reading COLOMBIA: National Strike in Bogota