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Strike for Democracy!

Stephanie Luce Organizing Upgrade
Strikes are rare but political strikes are on the agenda more than they have been in many years. Labor Action to Defend Democracy has come together to "plant seeds and stir the pot," and work with community partners to protect the vote.

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Seattle’s General Strike 100 Years Ago Shows Us Hope for Today

Jeff Johnson Labor Notes
An epochal general strike of workers in Seattle a century ago was not just an event in labor history but a testament to what workers can achieve when they organize. The book under review charts sharp lessons for today.

Poultry and Prisons: Toward a General Strike for Abolition

Carrie Freshour Monthly Review
If the work of abolition is not only about stopping prisons, but also about imagining a future in which we win, then people cannot be released from prisons only to be put on the streets or to premature disability at the poultry factory.

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Haryana: Farmers, Workers Gear Up for January 8 Strike

Siddharth Tiwari The Times of India
Farmers and workers plan a mass strike in India this Wednesday, January 8, in protest of the agrarian crisis, attacks on labor rights, and the new Citizenship Amendment Act. They will be joined by student groups and citizenship rights groups.
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