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For Sorel the general strike was a catastrophic conception of socialism, the essence of the class struggle, and the only true Marxist means of effecting the revolution. Nowhere does Sorel endorse indiscriminate, brutal violence; only violence "enlightened by the idea of the general strike"  is unconditionally : 20th-century philosophy. The General Strike is little remembered these days and for good reason. The unions have little cause to burnish the memory of a devastating defeat, while the political descendants of the government would rather it had never happened at all, running as it does counter to the national myth of a country that pulled together in two world wars/5(2).
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Morris, Margaret. General Strike. Harmondsworth [Eng.] ; Baltimore: Penguin Books, (OCoLC) A general strike is one in which all or most workers in an entire region or country go on strike together, regardless of union affiliation. These strikes are usually intended to create political pressure on the ruling government, rather than on any one : Ed Grabianowski.
The General Strike of , which lasted from one minute to midnight on 3 May until p.m. on 12 May, was the most important industrial dispute in British history. Almost one and three-quarter million workers came out in support of about one million miners who had been locked out for rejecting reductions in pay and conditions. It was a bitter dispute which divided the nation . Genre/Form: History Sources: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Guardian book of the General Strike. Aldershot, Hants, England: Wildwood House ; Brookfield.
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In MayBritain was gripped by what became known as the General Strike. This downing of tools lasted for nine days, during which time it divided the people, threatened the survival of the government of the day and brought the country nearer to revolution that it perhaps had ever by: 7. In MayBritain was gripped by what became known as the General Strike.
This downing of tools lasted for nine days, during which time it divided the people, threatened the survival of the government of the day and brought the country nearer to revolution that it perhaps had ever been/5.
General Strike, May Its Origin and History [R Page Arnot] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. General Strike, May Its Origin and HistoryAuthor: R Page Arnot. General Strike book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.
No/5(3). Seattle General Strike book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A thrilling account of one of the most dramatic chapters in the his Author: Cal Winslow. General Strike, May Paperback – September 5, by Christopher Farman (Author)Author: Christopher Farman.
A very through instresting fact filled book charting the history and characters of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) from the General Strike right up to the 's and ends with the leadership of John Monks as General Secretary, and deals with the issues and organisational differculties faced by the TUC over the years as membership waxed and by: The Winnipeg General Strike of May and June of remains one of the greatest examples of collective action in Canadian history.
Plenty of books also mark the strike’s centenaryAuthor: Karen Press. Other articles where General Strike of is discussed: Stanley Baldwin: When the miners went on strike (May 4, ) and they were supported with sympathetic strikes in other vital industries, Baldwin proclaimed a state of emergency, organized volunteers to maintain essential services, and refused to negotiate further with labour until the strike was called off (it ended.
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An analysis of the General Strike, based on regional interviews and TUC activities. One hundred years later, the Winnipeg General Strike remains one of the most significant events in Canadian history.
This comic book revisits the strike to introduce new generations to its many lessons, including the power of class struggle and solidarity and the brutal tactics that governments and bosses use to crush workers’ movements.
Examines the reasons for the General Strike and its significance for British society, focusing on events such as "Black Friday" and on the constitutional issues raised. The book argues that the strike was inevitable but asserts that it was not the disaster that it is often presented as being.
Winnipeg's General Strike book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A strike gripped Winnipeg from May 15 to J Some twe /5(8).
When people are angry en masse, they take action, hence the talk of a general strike in the event that federal and state governments attempt to re-open the economy. Successful strikes can lead to Author: Eric Vilas-Boas.
The General Strike. In early the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB), the National Union of Railwaymen (NUR) and the National Transport Workers' Federation (later the Transport & General Workers Union) had several meetings. In April the three unions announced that they had decided to form a Triple Industrial Alliance.
Seattle General Strike. The Seattle General Strike of was a five-day general work stoppage by more t workers in the city of Seattle, Washington, which lasted from February 6 to February 11 of that by: Inspiration from the Russian Revolution. Charles Ferrall and Dougal McNeill's book analyses the vast literary response to the General Strike.
The Strike not only drew writers into political action but inspired literature that served to shape twentieth-century British views of class, culture and : Charles Ferrall, Dougal McNeill. The projected excursion to Penrhys mountain was abandoned because of the rain [Maerdy Boys’ School, log book, ER23/5 p].
Two days later, on 5 May, there was the one and only reference, during the nine days of the General Strike, to wider developments.Description: Examines the reasons for the General Strike and its significance for British society, focusing on events such as "Black Friday" and on the constitutional issues raised.
The book argues that the strike was inevitable but asserts that it was not the disaster that it is often presented as being.A general strike is when a group of workers from different industries all stop work in support of each other to win certain demands.
This would bring the country to a halt and make it very hard for the Government to resist giving in to their demands. The general strike of was mainly for the miners; they had low pay and worked long hours.