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John Nichols: The Power of the General Strike

by , posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 9:16 pm

from The Nation

The idea of a general strike might seem a little outdated for today’s global economy, but general strikes nevertheless demonstrate not just the power but also the necessity of coordinated action for social and economic justice. In this video, John Nichols, who grew up in a factory town, offers a brief overview of the history of unionization and the general strike and the impact of both on workers’ rights.