Temporary blog of the CWI

Asia

Hong Kong: China’s Ultra-Repressive Agenda Is Fomenting Revolution

Police violence dictated from above fuels unprecedented mass anger Dikang, chinaworker.info This is the first of a two-part feature article The political crisis in Hong Kong has taken a new sharp turn. On September 4, the government made an apparent u-turn with Chief Executive Carrie Lam announcing the formal withdrawal of the hated extradition law. This is a step she ...

Read More »

Japan & South Korea: Trade war tensions escalate

The ongoing trade war between Japan and South Korea has heightened with the decision by the South Korean government to sever their military intelligence cooperation with Japan. James Clement, Socialist Alternative (CWI publication in England & Wales) The trade war itself began when Japan removed South Korea from its ‘white list’ of 27 countries who have preferential access to exports; ...

Read More »

Hong Kong: Government Offers Fake Concession, Prepares To Escalate Repression

The following is the text of a leaflet issued by Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) for the coming days of mass protests: Reject fake compromise! Beware of emergency laws! Spreading the revolution to China is essential for success! Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced her amendments to the extradition law, which triggered the mass revolt of the ...

Read More »

Vladimir Putin and the “Death of Liberalism”

By Rob Jones, CWI Russia Twenty years since he was first appointed Premier by the outgoing Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin in a provocative interview in the Financial Times recently declared that “Liberalism is dead”. His manifesto challenged the ‘liberal’ capitalist elite currently dominating the European Union and rallied right-wing populists to step up their activities. The same week, he visited ...

Read More »

Hong Kong: Five years since ‘831’ ruling..

Organise strike committees, prepare for a real general strike! Spread Hong Kong revolution to China! Defeat the white terror of the CCP dictatorship and big business! Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) leaflet The ‘831’ ruling of the NPC Standing Committee ignited the Umbrella Movement five years ago, but today Hong Kong has entered an even larger mass uprising. The ...

Read More »

Hong Kong: Mass struggle needs a new direction

1.7 million people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday 18 August in yet another gigantic display of anger and defiance against the local (Hong Kong) and central (Beijing) governments. The struggle now enters its 12th week as the Chinese dictatorship shows no signs of shifting from its strategy of increasingly brutal police repression and zero concessions as a ‘solution’ to ...

Read More »

Mass protest needed to stop Modi’s attack on the people of Kashmir

Seventy two years after the agreement between the Maharajah (King) of Kashmir and the Indian Government on accession of Kashmir in the areas of foreign affairs, telecommunications and defence, India is unilaterally terminating the autonomous status of Jammu & Kashmir. After years of rebellion in Indian-occupied Kashmir, the government announced that the autonomous status of Jammu & Kashmur is terminated ...

Read More »

Yuen Long attack: This changes everything!

Hong Kong’s mass anti-authoritarian struggle urgently needs organised self-defence Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) The vicious attack by hundreds of white-shirted thugs at Yuen Long MTR station on Sunday night against protestors, at least four news reporters, and members of the traveling public, must be answered in the most powerful, decisive way. This attack was aimed at the ...

Read More »

Taiwan: Pro-CCP Media Threatens Libel Case Against CWI Member

Libel charges can lead to 2 years imprisonment A leading Taiwan CWI (International Socialist Forward) comrade, Hsu Wei-Yu, is being threatened with libel action by CTi, a large media corporation with links to the Chinese dictatorship (CCP). Under Taiwanese law, this carries a maximum penalty of two years in jail. Please send protest messages and solidarity with comrade Hsu. The ...

Read More »

Hong Kong Political Crisis Deepens

After Legco is stormed government prepares to launch massive counter-offensive Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) On July 1, the 22nd anniversary of the handover and a traditional day of mass anti-government protest, Hong Kong’s mass struggle against the unelected government’s extradition law entered a new phase. For almost a month the government and Hong Kong’s state apparatus have ...

Read More »