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Coronavirus epidemic – Crisis deepens in China and Hong Kong

Workers need to act: build unions / epidemic action committees in every workplace The following text is from a leaflet issued by Socialist Action (CWI Majority in Hong Kong) as health sector workers and activists in the new trade union groups discuss plans for a strike on 3 February in protest over the Hong Kong government’s inadequate measures to deal ...

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‘Phase one’ trade deal doesn’t end the US-China trade war

Confrontation between the two biggest powers set to escalate Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The ‘phase one’ trade agreement signed by the US and China on 15 January does not mark the end of their almost two-year trade war. Even as a truce this one is only partial, with two-thirds of the tariffs imposed by both governments over the past 18 months still ...

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India: Massive protest against communal division and general strike

By Geert Cool  LSP/PSL CWI in Belgium India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi has gone one step further in strengthening his Hindu nationalist regime. In August 2019, he moved to abolish the limited special rights of Jammu and Kashmir. Now, with the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the government wants to take measures to deny ...

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Taiwan: On the eve of the storm

Taiwan capitalism in the context of Sino-US imperialist conflict – document endorsed by the 4th Congress of the CWI section in China/Hong Kong/Taiwan Note: The political parties which advocate Taiwan’s independence, of which the ruling DPP is the dominant one, bloc together as the ‘pan-greens’, while the Kuomintang and its allies who favour closer China ties / oppose independence are ...

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Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan. Eighth anniversary of the massacre of the oil-workers. 

By Rob Jones, Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa – CWI in Russia On December 16th eight years ago, the international labour movement was shocked by news of the brutal massacre of dozens of striking oil-workers in the city of Zhanaozen, in West Kazakhstan. It was the culmination of a strike by several hundred, mainly young, Kazakhs which had lasted for eight months. During ...

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China: Biggest crisis since Xi Jinping came to power

The following document was approved unanimously by the 4th congress of the CWI China/Hong Kong/Taiwan section held in December 2019. China is moving into a period of revolutionary shocks and upheavals. This is shown by the unprecedented mass movement in Hong Kong, in which there are revolutionary features, alongside less developed features and a lagging behind of mass consciousness in ...

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Hong Kong: Crushing Defeat For Pro-Government Camp In District Elections

Mass struggle must maximize the effect of these historic election results – make workers’ struggle the core and a turn to mainland masses Statement by Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) The District Council elections held on Sunday 24 November were a huge victory for the anti-authoritarian protest movement which began in June. Without the mass protests, which have raged ...

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Xi’s regime is preparing a Hong Kong version of Tiananmen crackdown

Workers urgently need to organise to resist the repression. Build for a real general strike! By Dikang, Socialist Action (Hong Kong) Carrie Lam’s Hong Kong government has dramatically escalated the level of police violence against the pro-democracy protest movement. This escalation, obvious since the start of November, has clearly been ordered by the Chinese dictatorship. This is one of the ...

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Thailand: A challenge to the military dictatorship?

After 5 years of Constitutional wrangling, the military junta that seized power in Thailand in 2014 organised a parliamentary election earlier this year, which resulted in a surprise showing for a new party “Future Forward”.  This week’s sacking of the King’s “consort” and six senior palace officials accused of “extremely evil conduct” and “disloyalty” indicate problems developing within the ruling ...

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Hong Kong: Robbery at Socialist Action’s office

Urgent appeal for financial solidarity chinaworker.info reporters Socialist Action, the supporters of the CWI in Hong Kong, suffered a burglary at their Hong Kong office in the early hours of 17 October. Six computers, mobile phones, three credit cards and personal artifacts belonging to staff members were stolen. Totally over 20,000 Hong Kong dollars in cash and credit card theft ...

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