Activists from the "social justice" protest movement on Tuesday called
for a nationwide "peoples strike", to begin on November 1st, arguing
that their demands are not being addressed by the government.
In a statement released on Monday, leaders identified with the movement
said that the strike would follow a mass protest on October 29th, in
which "the masses will take to the streets in a massive demonstration to
call on the Prime Minister one last time to answer the demands of the
"On November 1st, 2011 we will start a peoples strike, the first of its
kind in the history of the state of Israel, and launch an additional
stage in the historic struggle for social justice….on November 1st,
2011, we will all go on strike because of our individual distress, but
also in order to show solidarity with the hardships of others. We will
not stand alone."