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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:09 AM


Britain's unions bring London to a standstill: Europe-wide day of action Nov 14?

This weekend saw massive, coordinated union marches in the UK. In London: “thousands” (FT); tens of thousands (AFP); 100,000 (SWLondoner); 150,000 (Evening Standard). Similar protests took place in Glasgow and Belfast.

[J]ust to show they mean business, the Unions, with six million members have threatened a general strike across the United Kingdom – the first since 1926.

Christine Blower, National Union of Teachers

“When the time is right, and all the practicalities have been considered, we need to strike together, because we need to oppose welfare cuts, and health cuts, and education cuts.” …

For now, the unions are considering their options over a general strike, and preparing for a Europe-wide day of action on November 14th.

So circle the date on your calendar! Because November 14 is not that far away.


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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:15 AM

1. Good. This austerity garbage hardly hides what it is really all about and it's coming

here too, it would have made more advances here had it not been for OWS showing them how the people felt and none of them wanted to risk losing the elections. But after the elections, then they will forge ahead with their 'Grand Bargains' etc and whatever other cute titles they give to 'screwing the working class'. And it will be OUR fault because we decided it was best not to bother with ISSUES 'during election season'.

Spain, Greece and other countries in Europe are going to be exploding, are already with huge Civil Unrest due to these 'Austerity' measures, which are mostly about killing Europe's Social Programs so the money can ALL be in the hands of the wealthy, they get their gambling debts paid by screwing the working class.

I hope the Unions rise up everywhere and not only coordinate in their own countries, but that they go Global, here too because if they don't, the First World will like Argentina after these same criminals were done with them also.

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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:49 AM

2. Just to clarify: they didn't "bring London to a standstill" on Saturday

It was a well-reported demonstration (eg http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/oct/20/trade-unions-anti-cuts-demonstration ), but it did not affect the city any more than marches normally do.

If they did have a general strike (unlikely, in my opinion, by Nov 14 - there don't seem to be that many people calling for it), then you could use 'standstill'.

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