General Strikes

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Notable General Strikes
... The largest general strike that ever stopped the economy of an advanced industrial country – and the first general wildcat strike in history – was May 1968 in France ... The prolonged strike involved eleven million workers for two weeks in a row, and its impact was such that it almost caused the collapse of the de Gaulle government ... Other notable general strikes include 494 BC The Aventine Secession, Ancient Rome, creating the Tribune of the Plebs 449 BC A secessio plebis leading to the adoption of the Twelve Tables 287 BC A secessio plebis ...
History Of Belgium - From Independence To World War I - Rise of The Socialist Party and The Trade Unions
... See also Belgian Labour Party and Belgian general strikes The Belgian Workers' Party was founded in 1885, during a meeting at the Grand Place in Brussels ... participation in politics themselves, but also through general strikes ... During the late 19th century, general strikes became an established aspect of the political process ...
Jacques Bino
... Bino was the first person killed during violence associated with the 2009 French Caribbean general strikes ... Bino was active participant in the first month of the general strikes in Guadeloupe ... speculated that the youths, who were operating independently from the official strikes, may have mistaken Bino for a plainclothes police officer when they opened fire ...

Famous quotes containing the words strikes and/or general:

    If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 6:29.

    The general review of the past tends to satisfy me with my political life. No man, I suppose, ever came up to his ideal. The first half [of] my political life was first to resist the increase of slavery and secondly to destroy it.... The second half of my political life has been to rebuild, and to get rid of the despotic and corrupting tendencies and the animosities of the war, and other legacies of slavery.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)