1917–1919 Brazil strike movement

From 1917 to 1919, a large strike movement shook Brazil. It culminated in several general strikes in 1917 and an attempted anarchist uprising in November 1918. The 1917 general strike is considered the first general strike in Brazil, and should mark the beginning of the period called the five red years (quinquennio rosso).[1]

1917 general strike in São Paulo


  1. ^ Pureza, Fernando (2019). "Food Riots, Strikes, and Looting in Brazil between 1917 and 1962: Defining the Repertoires of Working-Class Revolt". Zapruder world.

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