Britain: Communists, Trade Unions, and the Anglo-Russian Committee

On May 4, 1926 a general strike began in Britain. But after nine inspiring days, the strike was betrayed by the trade union leaders, who were given a left cover by the Stalinists.

State Intervention Against Striking Oil Workers in France Triggers Call for a General Strike

On October 11, the French government decided to use state powers to “requisition” several oil depots where workers had been on strike since September 27. This has led to a call for a day of […]

Iran: Repression Provokes Backlash and Calls for a Revolutionary General Strike

Efforts to suppress the protest movement in Iran have only further agitated the masses. Most importantly, a series of strikes have started in the oil and petrochemical sector.

Jîna Emînî: Murder of Kurdish Woman Provokes Movement in Iran

The brutal killing of Jîna Emînî by the Iranian “Morality Police” ignited a militant mass movement across Kurdistan. The only way forward is a revolutionary mass struggle using working-class methods.

Lessons of the “Day Without an Immigrant”

May 1, 2006 was perhaps the closest the US has ever come to a general strike. As May Day approaches, it is critical that we relearn the lessons of that struggle.

In 1920, Britain Came Close to Revolution

British workers struck in solidarity with the Russian Revolution in 1920. In this article, we explain the revolutionary potential displayed in those events, the errors of their leadership, and the lessons of these experiences for […]

General Strike in France’s Overseas Territories—Solidarity!

Strikes are taking place throughout French imperialism’s overseas territories. The IMT declares our solidarity with mobilizing workers!

On the Call for an October 15 General Strike

The call for a general strike by a small group of online activists has received a healthy echo on social media. This is symptomatic of the growing class consciousness among American workers and youth.