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The class struggle is real: India is making labor history with the world's largest general strike

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Trade unions leaders are reticent to say how many people struck work on September 2, 2016. They simply cannot offer a firm number. But they do say that the strike — the seventeenth general strike since India adopted its new economic policy in 1991 — has been the largest ever. The corporate news media — no fan of strikes — reported that the number of strikers exceeded the estimated 150 million workers. A number of newspapers suggested that 180 million Indian workers walked off the job. If that is the case, then this is the largest reported general strike in history.

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