Europe

The women’s strike in Switzerland – a historic day!

On June 14, in Switzerland, around half a million people took part in the women’s strike. In all major cities, but also in parts of the country that are not well organised politically or in trades unions, women, especially those who work in the care sector or education, were on strike. In many places, strikes and actions began in the morning and spread throughout the day. According to the Swiss Confederation of Trade Unions, some 100,000 people took part in the strike on the morning of 14 June.

David Kirkwood and Willie Gallacher being detained by police during the 1919 Battle of George Square on 31 January 1919.
History

Review: Glasgow 1919

One hundred years ago, tanks rumbled on the streets of Glasgow, howitzers were positioned at strategic points of the city, army snipers aimed fire from the rooftop of the Post Office.