Archiv: general strikes


10.10.2019 - 03:32 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador Protests Enter 7th Day Against Pro-IMF Economic Reforms

In Quito, the capital city, streets remained empty only a few hours before dawn, while the Indigenous activists slept at college campuses where „solidarity camps“ were set up to host them.

For seven days in a row, Ecuadoreans are protesting against policies seeking fiscal austerity, labor liberalization, dismissal of workers and income reduction. Unlike what the private media are holding, the fight is not just against fuel price hikes. It never was. ​​​​​

02.07.2019 - 04:11 [ teleSUR ]

Chilean Teachers Continue National Strike

According to data from the Ministry of Education, the strike, which began on June 3, has since kept some 600,000 students without classes.

Thousands of members of the Chilean Teachers‘ Association today rejected a proposal from the Government in response to their demands and decided to continue with the national strike that is now entering its fifth week.

15.06.2019 - 17:53 [ Mercopress.com ]

Thousands of public workers join the first general strike against Brazil’s Bolsonaro reforms

Protests have been held across Brazil as thousands of public workers take part in a general strike against a government proposal to reform pensions. The strike, the first since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, has affected public transport, schools and banks.

Police used stun grenades on protesters in Rio de Janeiro. In several cities, roads were blocked with burning tyres. Mr Bolsonaro says the controversial reform will restore public finances.

01.06.2019 - 13:11 [ teleSUR English ‏/ Twitter ]

#FromTheSouth News Bits | Mass protests in #Honduras against the government of president Juan Orlando Hernandez have been met with heavy police repression. Our correspondent in Honduras @GildateleSUR has the story. #FueraJOH

01.06.2019 - 13:06 [ safetravelsmagazine.com ]

Travel Advice: Violent protests and disruption amid ongoing 48-hour strike in Honduras – advice and info

A 48-hour strike that is set to end later today (Friday) has lead to violent protests and widespread disruption in Honduras. People are striking against government plans to privatise education and healthcare.

30.05.2019 - 08:13 [ International Trade Union Confederation ]

Unions stand up to austerity in Argentina

Trade unions have called a general strike on 29 May 2019 to oppose austerity measures in Argentina. The Macri government has brought the country to the brink of economic collapse, with workers’ purchasing power decreasing due to high inflation, unemployment, recession and a sharp increase in poverty.

30.05.2019 - 07:46 [ redrevolution.co.uk ]

Video: General Strike Against Neoliberal Policies Brings Argentina to a Halt

This is the fifth national strike to protest against the Argentinian president, called by different social organizations and the General Confederation of Workers (CGT) union, and it is taking place simultaneously throughout the country.

30.05.2019 - 07:44 [ laht.com ]

Argentina Paralyzed by Fifth General Strike against Government

(29.05.2019)

The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) began a 24 hour general strike at midnight to protest the economic policy of President Mauricio Macri.

Public transport was expected to be paralyzed, including trains, buses, metro and national and international aircraft.

03.05.2019 - 17:14 [ theGuardian.com ]

Venezuela coup linked to Bush team

(21. April 2002)

The Bush administration has tried to distance itself from the coup. It immediately endorsed the new government under businessman Pedro Carmona. But the coup was sent dramatically into reverse after 48 hours.

Now officials at the Organisation of American States and other diplomatic sources, talking to The Observer, assert that the US administration was not only aware the coup was about to take place, but had sanctioned it, presuming it to be destined for success.

03.05.2019 - 17:12 [ Wikipedia ]

2002 Venezuelan coup d’état attempt

The Venezuelan coup d’état attempt of 2002 was a failed coup d’état on 11 April 2002 that saw President Hugo Chávez ousted from office for 47 hours before being restored to power. Chávez, who had been elected in 2000, was aided in his return to power by overwhelming popular support and mobilization against the coup and assistance of loyalists in the military.[8][unreliable source?]

The situation began on 9 April, when a general strike was called by the trade union organization „National Federation of Trade Unions“, Confederación de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV). The proposed strike was in response to Chávez’s appointments to prominent posts in Venezuela’s national oil company, PDVSA.[9] Two days later in Caracas, up to one million Venezuelans marched in opposition to Chávez.[10][11] At one point during the march, opposition leaders redirected the protestors to the presidential palace, Miraflores, where government supporters and Bolivarian Circles were holding their own rally. Upon the opposition’s arrival, the two sides confronted each other. Gunshots rang out, and by that evening 19 people were dead, including both supporters and opponents of the government.[6] Then, the military high command started the coup at Miraflores and demanded that Chávez resign. President Chávez refused to resign, and he subsequently was arrested by the military.[12][13][14] Chávez’s request for asylum in Cuba was denied, and he was ordered to be tried in a Venezuelan court.[9]

30.04.2019 - 16:30 [ teleSUR ]

Argentina: Unions Call for National Shutdown on May Day

All unions are coming together on May 1 for a nation-wide shutdown against President Mauricio Macri’s austerity policies in Argentina.

Argentinian labor unions called for a national strike against President Mauricio Macri’s fiscal austerity programme. Local media reported Tuesday that the protesters are planning a complete shutdown of flights, metro, banks, and schools.

11.04.2019 - 12:31 [ Socialists for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

It is now clear that the government is unable to carry out the wishes of the British people. We need to hold a general strike in order to #SaveBrexit! #EUCO #Peston

31.10.2018 - 17:06 [ SANA ]

Syrian citizens in occupied Golan stage a general strike in rejection of Judaizing practices of Israeli occupation

In two identical letters directed to the UN Secretary General and UNSC President, the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the occupation authorities’ attempts to hold the aforementioned elections on 30/10/2018 in the villages of the occupied Syria Golan contradict UN resolutions and the Geneva agreements on territories under control of occupation.

02.05.2018 - 19:25 [ Turan ]

General Strike in Armenia: Most Highways Blocked

Nikol Pashinyan and a large group of his supporters started the procession to the city center of Yerevan on May 2. Speaking in a megaphone, Pashinyan called not to block the roads connecting Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as the roads along which the army is supplied. He also reiterated that his supporters should pass ambulances, vehicles of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, and fire trucks.