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European-wide general strike November 14 – how real? how relevant?

Monday, 20 October, 2012

In at least four countries, there will be a general strike on November 14. There are calls to turn it into a European general strike. What to make of the idea, how to operate most fruitfully in connection to these and similar initiatives, is the subject of this article (written for my Libcom blog)

November 14 will – at the very least – see strike action against austerity in four European countries: Spain, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus. (1) There is the potential of much, much more, and people from very diverse backgrounds are working in the direction of en Europe-wide general strike on that day. Does it make sense? How can we contribute in such ways that N14 – as the date is beginning to be called – can become much more than yet another mostly symbolic action such as we have been seeing many times already? Read the rest of this entry »


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