Discussion Theme 3/31: May Day & the General Strike
03/30/2012 in Education & Empowerment WG
SATURDAY MAY 31st from 3-4PM, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, East Montpelier Room
Join the Education and Empowerment WG for a discussion on the history and use of the General Strike and its’ connection to May Day. We’ll explore the ability of strikes to halt the capitalist system and win collective demands for working class people, as well as reasons why strikes and solidarity actions have become nearly impossible for today’s Labor Movement. Following Spain’s General Strike yesterday, we’ll discuss what it would take to revive the strike in the U.S. and the role of the Occupy Movement.
To read about Spain’s General Strike:
- General Strike Hobbles Spain — http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/world/europe/spain-hobbled-by-general-strike.html
- GENERAL STRIKE! Spain’s indignados inspire Occupy — http://www.adbusters.org/blogs/adbusters-blog/general-strike.html
Feel free to post more links and resources as comments to this thread.