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  1. Beautiful Trouble - Pocket Edition
    A Toolbox for Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Ideas for organizers.
  2. The Belgian General Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1961
    The strike of 1960-61 was the culmination of a growing movement of social protest that had been building up over many years. The economic situation of Belgium had been slowly deteriorating. The last and most drastic attempt to improve it, at the expense of the working class, was the introduction of the loi unique, which cut into workers' purchasing power and threatened their conditions of work. On December 14, 1960, a one-day demonstration was called by the Socialist Party and the trade unions to protest against this law. It met with tremendous success. On December 20, the day the debate on the law began in Parliament, the municipal workers came out on official, nationwide, strike. While most of the other unions were discussing what to do next, a spontaneous movement of unparalleled extent swept the country like a tidal wave.
  3. Brisbane general strike of 1912
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The 1912 Brisbane General Strike in Queensland, Australia, began when members of the Australian Tramway Employees Association were dismissed when they wore union badges to work.
  4. Bureaucratic mass strikes: A response to Mark O’Brien
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The mass strike of 30 November 2011 (N30) was the broadest and biggest ever British public sector strike and involved the largest number of women workers in any British strike. Dave Lyddon comments.
  5. The Case of Occupy and the Longshoremen’s Union
    Who’s Speaking for Whom?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Occupy Oakland should not be pretending to speak on behalf of Oakland's dockworkers, and should not be telling the dockworkers when and how they should strike. Occupy Oakland's actions are the opposite of democratic, and an affront to the basic notiions of worker's self-activity, workers' empowerment, and workers' control.
  6. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 2 - Summer 1984 - Rights and Liberties - A Digest of Resources & Groups for Social

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1984
  7. The Danish General Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES have constituted the foremost outposts on the reformist road to socialism. One of them, Denmark, a small country of five million people, has become a flashpoint in the continuing clash between the welfare state and the globalization of capital.
  8. Facing Reality 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1958   Published: 1974
    Inspired by the October 1956 Hungarian workers' revolution against Stalinist oppression, as well as the U.S. workers' "wild-cat" strikes (against capital and the union bureaucracies), the authors looked ahead to the rise of new mass emancipatory movements by African Americans as well as anti-colonialist/anti-imperialist currents in Africa and Asia. Virtually alone among the radical texts of the time, Facing Reality also rejected modern society's mania for "conquering nature," and welcomed women's struggles "for new relations between the sexes."
  9. General Strike France 1968 
    A factory-by-factory account

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    Andre Hoyles analyses the development, organisation and end of the mass strike in France, 1968, with reference to case studies of particular factories.
  10. General Strike of 1842
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The strike started among the Staffordshire miners and soon spread through the country affecting factories, mills and coal mines from Dundee to South Wales and Cornwall.
  11. The Great Strike at UNAM
    Against The Current vol. 88

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    The Great Strike of the Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM), which for more than nine months was occupied by students organized in the Strike General Committee (CGH), started on April 20, 1999 and lasted until February 6, 2000. On that date 2500 federal police, following orders given by President Zedillo, evicted hundreds of students from the campus and arrested them.
  12. Great Strike of 1913
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A near general strike that took place in New Zealand in 1913.
  13. Live Working or Die Fighting 
    How the Working Class Went Global

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Mason realtes a series of struggles for worker and human rights over the past two hundred years and compares them to current struggles.
  14. The Making of Jericho Road
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
  15. The March 29 Strike Against Labor Law Reform in Spain
    Outline of the Conjuncture

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The general strike of March 29, although it mobilized a good part of the population, apparently took place with more pain than glory. Once the day of the strike was over, everything seemed to continue as before: namely, the continuation of an aggressive policy against the wage-labor population, in an economic context characterized by recession.
  16. Marxism vs. Anarchism Part 5
    From 1848 to the Bolshevik Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    Seymour analyzes the syndicalist movements - which emphasized that the main obstacle to social revolution lay in the organizational weakness of the anarchist movement and the disorganization of the working class in general - that preceded World War I.
  17. A Marxist History of the World part 85: June 1936: the French general strike and factory occupations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In the mid-1930s French workers launched a wave of strikes and occupations. Neil Faulkner explains how the Stalinised Communist Party worked to contain this resistance.
  18. The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1906
    Luxemburg writes that "the mass strike in Russia [in 1905] has been realised not as means of evading the political struggle of the working-class, and especially of parliamentarism, not as a means of jumping suddenly into the social revolution by means of a theatrical coup, but as a means, firstly, of creating for the proletariat the conditions of the daily political struggle and especially of parliamentarism. The revolutionary struggle in Russia, in which mass strikes are the most important weapon, is, by the working people, and above all by the proletariat, conducted for those political rights and conditions whose necessity and importance in the struggle for the emancipation of the working-class Marx and Engels first pointed out, and in opposition to anarchism fought for with all their might in the International."
  19. New Orleans general strike of 1892
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A general strike in the U.S. city of New Orleans, Louisiana, that began on November 8, 1892.
  20. The Oakland General Strike of 1946
    Resource Type: Article
    An account of the General Strike in Oakland, California.
  21. Obsolete Communism
    The Left-Wing Alternative

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1969
    An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to liberation.
  22. Palestinian general strike 1936
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Part of the 1936-1939 Arab revolt in Palestine.
  23. A People's History of the World 
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
  24. The Political Mass Strike 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1913
    If we want to prove ourselves worthy of the great coming events then we must not begin at the wrong end by attempting to make technical preparations for the mass strike. When the situation is ripe, the tactic of the mass strike will present itself. Let us not rack our brains about supporting it at the right time. What is necessary is that you watch the party press to ensure that it is your instrument and expresses your opinion and your mood. You must also see to it that our parliamentarians feel a mass pressing them from behind.
  25. The problem of the one-day strike: a response to Sean Vernell
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    An overview of the wave of strikes that took place over the issue of pensions across public sector trade unions between March 2011 and June 2012.
  26. Radical America - Volume 6 Number 5
    Special Issue: Quebec

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1972
    An analysis of the Quebec general strike of 1972 and its roots in Quebec history.
  27. Rosa Luxemburg 
    Selected Political Writings

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
  28. The Rosa Luxemburg Reader 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
  29. Saint Louis general strike 1877
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Generally accepted as the first general strike in America, the 1877 Saint Louis general strike grew out of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. The general strike was largely organized by the Knights of Labor and the Marxist-leaning Workingmen's Party, the main radical political party of the era.
  30. The Seattle General Strike of 1919
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1919   Published: 1972
    From February 6 to February 11, 1919, nearly 100,000 Seattle workers participated in a general strike. This pamphlet is a history of the strike, written by the History Committee of the General Strike Committee shortly after the end of the strike.
  31. Six Weeks of Solidarity
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1995
    A look at the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, 75 years later.
  32. The Social Passion
    Religion and Social Reform in Canada 1914-28

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    An account of the movement within Canadian protestantism which sought to revive the neglected social dimensions of Christianity and to involve the church in social action.
  33. The Socialist Register 1971
    Volume 8: A survey of movements and ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1971
  34. The Socialist Register 1976
    Volume 13: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
  35. The Socialist Register 1978
    Volume 15: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
  36. Strike! 
    The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1997
    A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
  37. The Trade Union Movement of Canada, 1827-1959
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 1968
    An account of trade union evolution as a whole for the period 1827-1959, as well as an ouline of continuing sphere's of Labour's effort, such as organization of the unorganized, the fight for better conditions, legislative and political action, peace and Canadian independence.
  38. United Kingdom general strike of 1926
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The 1926 General Strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike called by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the government to act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for coal miners.
  39. We're Going to Run This City
    Winnipeg's Political left after the General Strike

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Explores the dynamic municipal politics thqt came out of the largest labour protest in Canadian history and the ramifications for Winnipeg throughout the 1920s and 1930s.
  40. When the State Trembled
    How A.J. Andrews and the Citizens' Committee Broke the Winnipeg General Strike

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Recovers the story of how the business elite-led Citizens' Committee of 1000 crushed the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.
  41. Winnipeg General Strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was one of the most influential strikes in Canadian history, and became the platform for future labour reforms. In March 1919 labour delegates from across Western Canada convened in Calgary to form a branch of the "One Big Union", with the intention of earning rights for Canadian workers through a series of strikes.
  42. Winnipeg General Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    In Winnipeg on May 15, when negotiations broke down between management and labour in the building and metal trades, the Winnipeg Trades and Labor Council called a general strike.

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