I would have thought they would have at least been mentioned, especially given the proximity to militants in France. Anyway, can anyone provide any information? Marxist.com (Trotskyist) was quite bombastic about them despite standard criticisms. Said large parts of society were brought to an utter standstill albeit only for 24 hours. But it was the most general General Strike for years if not ever in Belgium? The reason I brought it up on Libcom and here is I get the feeling 'news' is too much tailing the ruling class when in reality these 'current events' are relatively inconsequential (obviously not for those murdered, I shouldn't have to say). They are not important news events for the working class and to be frank we shouldn't be wasting our fucking time on them when other much more important things are happening in the world.
10 January, 2015 - 18:27#1
So what about those strikes in Belgium?