Oakland meeting: China on Strike

Thursday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph
Ave., Oakland

An event we are co-sponsoring, “China on Strike,” is an opportunity to hear Chinese workers share their ideas and concerns about their struggles in China. They also want to get the views of workers and others fighting for a better world here, especially what we’ve learned from our fight against capitalism’s restructuring and de-industrialization. Here is the announcement from our friend from Supply Chain Study/Research Group:

“Join a discussion with contributing authors to China on Strike, Narratives of Workers’ Resistance–themselves Chinese factory workers, who conducted dozens of interviews with other workers to document internal migration, struggles with employers and the state, worker culture, and other issues related to China’s explosive growth.

“China has been the fastest growing major economy in the world for three decades. It is also home to some of the largest, most incendiary, and most underreported labor struggles of our time. The event will also celebrate the release of China on Strike, an important new collection that provides an intimate and revealing window into the lives of workers organizing in some of China’s most profitable factories, which supply Apple, Nike, Hewlett Packard, and other multinational companies.”

The talk will be at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, (6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland) on Thursday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. The book tour discussion is also sponsored by Haymarket Books, National Book Tour, Labor Notes, and Railroad Workers United.

Our regular meeting on Sunday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. will also be at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, and will be a discussion of Olga Domanski’s essay reprinted in the current News & Letters, “Revolutionary feminism & Hegel’s notion of life.”

 
Hope to see you there,
Bay Area News & Letters Committee

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