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The organizers of the Women’s March just called for a general strike

  • The activists behind the Women’s March on Washington, a worldwide event that stands as the largest protest in U.S. history, announced Monday morning on Twitter that they will call for a general strike.
  • “The will of the people will stand,” the organizers announced, though the date and demands for the strike are not yet determined. 
  • The call for a general strike comes on the heels of similar calls for a nationwide strike from various organizers. Read more
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The next huge women’s protest has been scheduled for March 8. Mark your calendars and get ready to be loud about it

The organizers of the Women’s March are planning a general strike — A Day Without A Woman — on March 8, which is International Women’s Day. They made the announcement on Twitter and Instagram yesterday, hashtagging it #DayWithoutAWoman and #WomensMarch. Here’s what’s involved.

Tu che ne sai dei sacrifici che ho fatto, di quanto ho rinunciato, di quanto la vita si è presa e di quanto poco mi ha dato?
—  Mostro - Strike
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Tomorrow is “A Day Without Immigrants”– an opportunity to show your support for immigrants and resist Trump by refusing to show up or buy anything

restaurants in D.C. are preparing for “A Day Without Immigrants,” a strike aimed as showing this community’s economic power and protesting President Trump’s immigration policies. And now the campaign is spreading through social media, flyers, and word of mouth. Here’s what you need to know.

In cities around America, thousands of construction companies, restaurants, and other businesses are bracing for “A Day Without Immigrants,” a combination boycott/strike that highlights the contributions of immigrants to U.S. business and culture.

The movement is a response to President Trump’s immigration agenda, which includes a pledge to seal the U.S. border with Mexico, and a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries (which is now on hold).

Some businesses are closing for the day; others are staying open and pledging to contribute a share of the day’s proceeds to non-profits that aid Latino communities. In a number of cases, business owners are abiding by their staffs’ wishes, after holding votes to decide whether to open.

‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Promises A National Strike Thursday

Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Activists call for a nationwide general strike on February 17

  • In a column for the Guardian on Monday, American writer Francine Prose called for a “nonviolent national general strike” to demonstrate “how many of us there are, how strong and committed we are, how much we can accomplish.”
  • She wrote: “Let’s designate a day on which no one (that is, anyone who can do so without being fired) goes to work, a day when no one shops or spends money, a day on which we truly make our economic and political power felt.”
  • Calls to do just that have been circulating online recently, with activists setting Feb. 17 — the Friday before President’s Day — as the day for a #nationalstrike against the presidency of Donald Trump. Read more
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Activists Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory arrested at NYC’s A Day Without a Woman protest

  • Women’s March co-organizers Linda Sarsour and Tamika D. Mallory were arrested for protesting outside of Trump International Hotel in New York City on International Women’s Day, according to the Women’s March official Twitter page.
  • Sarsour and Mallory were marching toward the hotel, which is located in Columbus Circle, where they reportedly intended to form a human chain around the building. Read more (3/8/17 2:39 PM)