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On strike next 24 hrs

This blog will be on strike for all the day of May 30th (CET), as a general strike against the bankster doctrine of “austerity for the poor, massive profits for the rich” has been called in the Southern Basque Country. 
More details here.

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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in blogging, general strike


On strike 24 hrs

Even if it is a yellow unions’ call to strike, the reasons are many so I still feel obliged to second the semi-quasi-pan-Euro wannabe general strike of November 14. Therefore there will be no activity in For what they were… we are on this day and only strike related info in my politico blog For what we are… they will be.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Full day strike in Iberia, half journey strike in Italy and Greece, mere symbolic actions elsewhere – that’s what they call the first “pan-European” general strike – next time should be better hopefully.
In the Basque country the majority (independentist) unions have  not even supported the strike, largely because they consider (rightfully) that the callers are class traitors white-washing their complicity. 
Still I and many others feel that we can’t afford the luxury of not walking out in the extreme circumstances that they are pushing us into. 

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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in blogging, general strike


September 26 – closed because of general strike

For what they were… we are adheres to the general strike against social expending cuts, which simply put: kill people and destroy societies. This strike has been called separately in the Basque Country, Greece and Galicia – as far as I know.
I may comment further if there are important news in my other blog, For what we are… they will be, but expect no activity whatsoever in this blog until Thursday. 
Sorry for whatever inconvenience.
September 26 – General Strike
For labor and social rights
Let’s face the cuts, the reform and the impositions!

Posted by on September 25, 2012 in blogging, general strike


On strike: blog closed the next 24 hrs

Update: strike journey ended already, you can read some details at or via my other blog.


As you may know a general strike has been called in the Basque Country and Galicia, and later another parallel one was also called in Spain by different unions. 

The strike is against the draconian social cuts and the retrograde ultra-capitalist destruction of workers’ rights imposed by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund and implemented by the new ultra-conservative government (which has no significant more support that had when they were opposition a few months ago).
Therefore this blog will not be edited in the next 24 hrs. and I will not participate in any discussions.

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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in blogging, general strike