Hong Kong masses fight rulers’ grab for power

August 31, 2019

An account of the development of the Hong Kong protests to block a proposed extradition bill, which could send residents of Hong Kong to face pre-determined injustice before Beijing courts, tracing them back to the 1989 Tiannamen Square Massacre.

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Forced labor in China

February 19, 2013

In January, as Xi Jinping’s term as head of the Communist Party of China was beginning, the head of the Political and Legal Committee kinda sorta promised the end of “re-education through labor.” Local police have been able send at their discretion those “disrupting public order” to labor camps since the 1957 crackdown on the [=>]

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Strikers in China demand own unions, defy capitalism

September 16, 2010

The new September-October 2010 issue of News & Letters is online.  Here’s the lead article:

Strikers in China demand own unions, defy capitalism
by Bob McGuire

A wave of strikes in China that began in mid-May in auto and continued through the summer is challenging the foundations of China’s world-leading production system. Workers striking key [=>]

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