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You Say You Want A General Strike?



Marianne Garneau discusses her article in Organizing.Work, "You Say You Want a General Strike?" Re-issued with improved audio quality.


Garneau takes a critical look at general strikes conducted in Europe and argues they have not had the powerful impacts popularly imagined by US audiences. She then discusses the possibilities of importing the tactic to the United States.



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1 Comment


Jeff Stein
Jeff Stein
Sep 23, 2023

General strikes have been effective at removing unpopular leaders (Egypt is an example) but that doesn't necessarily lead to replacing capitalism or authoritarianism. Workers have to want self-management.

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