The Pullman Strike of 1894

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The Pullman Strike of 1894 Explained: US History Review

Keith Hughes on Jun 3, 2014

Join me as we take a look at a pivot strike in US History, the Pullman Strike of 1894. Perfect for inquisitive learners, students of the social studies and the cray cray on the internets.

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May Day General Strike by James E. Rabbit III

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by James E. Rabbit III
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Founder/Administrator of the Solidarity Facebook Page
April 22, 2017

This May Day (Monday, May 1st, 2017), workers worldwide are invited to participate in an unprecedented call for global unity demanding that all full-time workers are paid a living wage by means of a May Day General Strike, which transcends borders and all other divides among fellow workers. The success of this event is dependent upon word of mouth and social media to invite others who will collectively stand together in solidarity to end the unjustifiable inhumane suffering and exploitation of underpaid workers everywhere.

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Federal Government Squeezes Workers, Bloats Pentagon by Carl Lewis + May Day: Struggle For A Mass Strike!

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by Carl Lewis
Workers World
March 23, 2017

A recent hiring freeze for federal employees is one of a barrage of anti-worker laws and executive orders recently put forth by the Trump administration. These serve as a cover-up for gutting the people’s social safety net, on the way to implementing brutal capitalist austerity.

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General Strike: Because Wisconsin Needs More than a Recall by Billy Wharton

by Billy Wharton
Guest Writer
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Examiner.com, March 11, 2011
March 12, 2011

So it continues... March 5th Madison WI

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As the old phrase states: Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures.  These are indeed extraordinary times in Wisconsin.  The Budget Repair Bill that was passed by Governor Scott Walker and State Republicans will strip public employees of the right to collectively bargain and threaten the very existence of unions in the state.

Despite the severity of these measures, Democrats and sections of the Trade Union leadership have chosen to pour resources and direct energy into a campaign to recall Walker and other Republicans.  Continue reading

What’s at stake in the global class struggle against capitalism

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Larry Holmes, WWP secretariat member, speaking at the Workers World Forum, Jan. 14, 2011, in New York.

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The Neoliberal Experiment and Europe’s anti-Austerity Strikes: Governments must Lower Wages or Suffer Financial Blackmail

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by Michael Hudson
Global Research, September 30, 2010

While Labor Unions celebrate Anti-Austerity Day in Europe, the European Neoliberals raise the ante:

Most of the press has described Wednesday’s European-wide labor demonstrations and strikes across in terms of the familiar exercise by transport workers irritating travelers with work slowdowns, and large throngs letting off steam by setting fires. But the story goes much deeper than merely a reaction against unemployment and economic recession conditions. At issue are proposals to drastically change the laws and structures of how European society will function for the next generation. If the anti-labor forces succeed, they will break up Europe, destroy the internal market, and render that continent a backwater. This is how serious the financial coup d’etat has become. And it is going to get much worse – quickly. As John Monks, head of the European Trade Union Confederation, put it: “This is the start of the fight, not the end.”

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Tea Party groups plan strike on Obama inauguration

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Sounds like a good Socialist thing to do.  Wonder if the left can join them in their general strike?  We don’t like the health care (insurance) plan either.  ~ DS

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Tue, 05 Jan 2010 18:47:07 GMT

Some Tea Party groups plan to mark the anniversary of the inauguration of President Barack Obama with a national strike on January 20.

The groups are presently promoting the strike online through Facebook social network and also the websites run by Tea Party members, CBS News reported.

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Some say protesting the health care reform is the strike’s explicit focus.

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Another group, Patriots for America, says the strike is aimed at protesting a ballooning deficit and increased government spending.

“What’s proposed is a nationwide strike by all Tea Party members, no matter where they are,” said Lloyd Rekstad, an organizer of the Yucaipa Tea Party.

The idea is to strike where we are, in our communities, at our work, to make an impact that will be diverse and spread out, he added.

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