The General Strike:

Past, Present and Future

General strikes have toppled governments, put down military coups, won shorter hours, and forced employers to recognize unions. General strikes have shut down entire industries, and brought entire cities under workers’ control – at least for a time. General strikes demonstrate our enormous power, our ability to make a new world, should we organize to win it. They cause bosses the whole  world over to tremble. We will explore the history of general strikes, and the possibilities for rebuilding a labor movement capable of wielding so powerful a force.

Sunday, January 9, 2022 – 4:00 p.m.

The Democracy Center

45 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square

Featured speaker: Jon Bekken, co-editor, Anarcho-Syndicalist Review

Sponsored by Boston Labor Solidarity Committee

masks and vaccinations required

The Democracy Center is partially wheelchair accessible, no accessible bathroom on site. The Mandela, Parks, and Chavez rooms are accessible, but the Library is not. Wheelchair users are welcome to use the accessible restroom at Daedalus while we plan our improvements for bathroom accessibility. To reach that bathroom, exit the ramp and turn left on Bow St, at the next building (Daedalus) use their accessible entrance and their restroom will be on the right. More information at: Contact or 617 492 8855 as needed.

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