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US economy and China

US economy and China

The U.S. Economy and China: Capitalism, Class, and Crisis by Martin Hart-Landsberg The U.S. economy is in bad shape and people are understandably seeking solutions. Many, encouraged by mainstream media and politicians, believe that China’s trade policies bear primary responsibility for the structural decay of our economy and that recovery will require, above all, pressuring […]

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China Labour bulletin report

Will the New Year see a resumption of collective bargaining in China? In December 2009, a magazine article exposed the extent to which labour relations in China had deteriorated over the last year, with enterprises deliberately taking advantage of the government’s leniency during the global financial crisis to exploit their workforce. The writer called on […]

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China union report

Chinese Trade Union under Pressure to Guarantee Labour Rights by Dr Kan Wang, Lecturer, China Institute of Industrial Relations, Beijing. (See also in vol 16 issue 4 International Union Rights, ICTUR.) The global economic crisis brings further uncertainty for labour rights protection and labour interest representation. Official statistics estimated that more than 20 million migrant […]

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Unions must move left

UNIONS MUST MOVE LEFT — THEY HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE Questioning the Direction of U.S. Labor By David Bacon Monthly Review, September 2009 A Review of Solidarity Divided By Bill Fletcher Jr. and Fernando Gapasin University of Californa Press, 2008 This is relevant for an Australian debate on unionism. ‘Through the 1980s I (David Bacon) was […]

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Welcome to new look website

Welcome to new look website

Welcome to the new-look Chris White Online. Chris’s website has received a re-design to make it fresher and easier to navigate, as well as install a number of upgrades to avoid spam and viruses. Leave a comment below if you have any problems navigating the new site, or if there are any features you think […]

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China's workers protesting

China’s workers protesting

Going it alone: a new report on the state of the workers’ movement in China China’s workers are taking to the streets in ever increasing numbers. Angered by management abuses, and emboldened by the passage of new labour legislation, they are staging strikes, roadblocks and protests to demand the payment of wages in arrears, better […]

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Solidarity South Korean workers

1700 Workers of Ssangyong in Korea have been in strike to defend their Jobs beginning in the 28th of may. The plant is occupied by workers and their families. On 27th of June, 3000 armed strikebreakers, supported by water guns and helicopters, tried to break the resistance. After more than 24 hours, the company withdrew […]

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Tank Man Tango

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Tiananmen 1989

Tiananmen Square In 1989, in Adelaide, on behalf of unions, I spoke at a protest rally condemning the crack-down and arguing that ‘socialism’ has to be invigorated by democracy…albeit Chinese style. This has not happened as Deng’s power brutally crushed dissent and opened up the Chinese economy for capitalist profit-making. For an exciting novel, read […]

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