Thursday, October 18, 2012


World on Strike

As Nicholas Mirzoeff reports, the growing civil society response to neoliberal austerity is striking. From the UK to Tunisia to Egypt and Spain, strike is the message to those seeking free expression, health and education.

While not likely to happen in large numbers in the US any time soon, strikes in Portugal and Greece will serve as indicators of how the financial cartel and neoliberal states handle social dysfunction. Whether they resort to targeted arrests or to mass murder will make a significant difference in the tactical adaptations of civil society.


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