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#PourLaGrèveGénérale So-called France is boiling: Calls for an indefinite general strike

So-called France is boiling. There are more and more calls for an indefinite general strike and on Monday first meetings are planned to discuss the calls. A fast and short update from the French territory.

Published by Enough is Enough. Written by Riot Turtle.

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#PourLaGrèveGénérale So-called France is boiling: Calls for an indefinite general strike

The 50th anniversarry of the May 68 uprising could soon be forgotten. Tension is rising for several years now in so-called France and nothing is over. It’s all beginnnig. After the strike of March 22, with demonstrations in many many cities across the French territory, the actions in April and the huge May Day demo in Paris, things did not calm down. Today many people started tweeting with the hashtag #PourLaGrèveGénérale

Tomorrow the Front Social calls for a meeting to discuss a possible general strike. It is one of many meetings. In their call the Front social writes: “And if we discuss how to build a general strike. Fight the scattering, build all together… (…) our events, our strikes… A general strike that blocks companies and universities, where we can reclaim our neighbourhoods, our places of study and work and not leave them to the growing dictatorshipof the bosses.”

The difference between the movement in so-called France and other European states is the connection between the different struggles. Unions are calling to help to defend La ZAD, ZAD activists who joined the demo of striking railway workers in Nantes on April 15. These are just two examples, but there are many other connections between struggles. Students and striking workers are also working together and referring to each other struggles. These connections could make an indefinite general strike with a strong prescence on the streets possible. Macron is feeling the heat and many ceo’s are more than worried.

Tomorrow is also the day that the ultimatum of La ZAD will expire. Activists expect that the French state will start a second wave of evictions on May 15. For updates about the situation follow the ZAD Resist blog.

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2 thoughts on “#PourLaGrèveGénérale So-called France is boiling: Calls for an indefinite general strike

  1. […] we reported more and more people discuss an indefenite general strike on the French territory. In the coming week there are two major mobilizations: on May 22 and May […]

  2. […] wir auf unserem englischsprachigen Blog berichteten, diskutieren immer mehr Menschen über einem unbefristeten Generalstreik auf dem französischen Terri…. In der kommenden Woche gibt es zwei große Mobilisierungen: am 22. Mai und 26. Mai. Am 22. Mai […]

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