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General strike paralyzes Portugal

Public sector unions have called a one day general strike in Portugal this Thursday to protest against the government's draconian austerity measures and its further plans to reduce pay and lengthen working hours in the public services.

Millions joined the largest European strike ever on November 14

There were literally millions of people out demonstrating on the streets of Europe yesterday in the largest European general strike ever held. One thing they all agreed on, "We have no future!" Includes videos.

France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain & UK out on strike on 14N

In an action dubbed 14N, workers and unions across Europe have called for protests on Wednesday - some countries with a full-blown general strike, others with smaller actions.

No news from Greece as journalists rally prior to general strike

Athens - A news blackout was experienced on Wednesday as journalists walked off the job for 24 hours, just one day before the general strike in Greece.

Athens protesters throw firebombs, police shoot tear gas (Video)

Athens - Protests have erupted into rage in Athens on Wednesday, as Greece shuts down with a 24-hour general strike over austerity measures.

India faces general strike September 20

New Delhi - Many Indian shopkeepers, traders, and truck drivers will join with trade union members in a general strike after the government announced reforms intended to revive India's slowing economy

Op-Ed: Why are workers striking across Spain? (video)

A different stance on strikes in Spain, Portugal and other European countries. Opinions are given on the reasons for the strikes, and the effects of draconian austerity measures and unemployment.

General strike rocks Israel

Israel's powerful Histadrut labor union has launched a general strike.

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Police violence in Barcelona
Police violence in Barcelona
Small protest in Fuengirola  Spain on 14n (14 November)
Small protest in Fuengirola, Spain on 14n (14 November)
Greece: General strike
Greece: General strike
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Salamanca  Spain - 29 March 2012
Salamanca, Spain - 29 March 2012
Cibeles  Madrid  29 March 2012
Cibeles, Madrid, 29 March 2012
Madrid  November 14  2012
Madrid, November 14, 2012
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Asturias  Spain - 29 March 2012
Asturias, Spain - 29 March 2012

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