Mass nationwide strikes, in resistance to the current administration, are in the works. One has been declared for this Friday, February 17th. Another is being organized for International Women’s Day, March 8th. YES! Magazine Senior Editor, James Trimarco has been following the discussions on strikes, and shared his perspective on the March 8th mass strike in particular. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with him by phone and asked if a strike today might be similar to labor strikes that the US has seen in the past.
The Chicago Teachers Union and the National Organization for Women are two groups supporting the March 8th mass strike. For more information on this strike you can refer to YES! Magazine’s article titled Are Americans Ready to Strike? or the Guardian article titled Women of America: We’re Going on Strike. Join Us so Trump will See Our Power. Another general strike is being discussed for this Friday, February 17th.
Recently, Dr. Angela Davis spoke at a Seattle town hall forum, commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as part of the City of Seattle’s third annual Martin Luther King Unity Day celebration. This five-part series includes excerpts of her talk.