Human History’s Biggest Labor Strike (WNR)

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

This past September, tens of millions of Indian workers staged a one-day general strike to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies. It was the biggest work stoppage in human history. War News Radio reporters Aru Shiney-Ajay and Will Marchese recap the strike and further interview Indian labor organizers and scholars.

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