The General Strike: Past, Present, Future with Jon Bekken, editor of the Anarcho-Syndicalist Review

General strikes have toppled governments, put down military coups, won shorter work 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. Fellow worker Jon Bekken was a long time IWW member, is an editor of the Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, and a life-long labor activist. A Q&A follows Jon’s presentation with guests at the Democracy Center (Cambridge, MA) and over Zoom. This event was hosted by the Boston Labor Solidarity Committee:

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