French anarchists on the strike for pensions

The following statement from France’s anarchist CNT-AIT union analyses the nature of yesterday’s general strike, which has brought out millions of people and affected everything from schools and transport to legal services and hospitals. The battle for pensions begins. But this is not a simple union battle for the defence of social gains, let alone

IWA: Solidarity with Yellow Vests, for a general strike

The anarcho-syndicalist international has published a public call backing a general strike and supporting a statement on the Yellow Vest movement written by its French section, CNT-AIT. The International Workers Association (IWA) would like to show its solidarity with the social protests occurring in France which are yet another example of resistance to the overbearing

Greece: general strike paralyzes Athens

Athens was brought to standstill today after Greek trade union GSEE called for general strike, inviting all workers, pensioners, students and unemployed to participate. GSEE stands for General Confederation of Greek Workers. The union is the largest in the country and represents public sector workers. The strike greatly affected public transport in Athens, with metro,

Italy: Base unions set for general strike

Anarcho-syndicalist union USI and other base unions in Italy are organising for a general strike on October 27th over a host of issues around working rights, wages, pensions, privatisation, racism and military spending. Groups including CUB, SGB and COBAS have joined the walkout, which has made the following demands for change across both public and private-sector

Catalonia: Calls for solidarity as general strike looms

Anarchists in Catalonia are backing a region-wide general strike for October 3rd and are calling for solidarity actions against the Spanish government as it brutally represses Catalan independence activists. The CNT anarcho-syndicalist union has agreed to join the strike as anarchists nationwide put up statements condemning Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s decision to send thousands

Brazil: A letter to anarchists in the wake of the general strike

In this analysis of recent Brazilian protests, which culminated in a general strike and a riot which shook Rio, Vantiê Clínio Carvalho de Oliveira calls for anarchists to remember — this isn’t about left vs right. Falling into this false dichotomy “left” vs “right” is a big mistake, historical and current, which anarchists can commit

Strike for Democracy in the US

Since the day of the election of Donald Trump to office, demonstrations in the USA have continued in response to growing outrage at the right-wing policies and rhetoric of a man who seems destined to ignite previously unknown levels of solidarity across the US. Since January discussion on social media, with Strike4Democracy (S4D) picking up