Workers' struggles in East Asia (April 2012)

A protester for political reform returns tear gas to police in Kuala Lumpur

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during April 2012 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

This month there has been news from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The most important stories:

-WSWS Asia 7: Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific (link 1)
-WSWS Asia 14: Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific (link 1)
-WSWS Asia 21: Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific (link 1)
-WSWS Asia 28: Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific (link 1)
Cambodia 20: Protest at garment factory for wage rise and sacking of managers (link 1)
Cambodia 25: Strike at garment factory for wage raise and dismissal of managers continues (link 1) (link 2)
China 1: Overviews of recent strikes and protests (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5)
China 1: Strike at electronics factory in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang (link 1)
China 2: Protests in Hong Kong against new chief (link 1) (link 2)
China 2: Strike at hydroelectric power equipment plant in Nanjing (link 1)
China 3: Protests over Land Grabs in Inner Mongolia (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11) (link 12)
China 9: Protest against restructuring at glass factory in Hangzhou (link 1)
China 12: Protest over fewer benefits after district merger in Chongqing (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11)
China 12: Protest over land seizures in Heilongjiang (link 1) (link 2)
China 16: Protest over High-Voltage Cables in Jiangsu (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
China 18: Protest against coal Power Plant in Hainan (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7)
China 21: Protest against coal mine, 1 cop killed in Yunnan (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
China 23: Strikes by taxi drivers in several cities over license ownership (link 1) (link 2)
China 24: Strikes at factories in Guangdong and Shaanxi (link 1)
China 26: Strike by truck drivers over management and corruption in Guangzhou (link 1)
China 26: Protest by laid-off workers in Harbin (link 1)
China 27: Protest over wages at Foxconn electronics factory in Wuhan (link 1)
China 28: Protest over working conditions at Foxconn in Wuhan (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
Indonesia 1: Strike at coal mine in Kalimantan (link 1)
Indonesia 13: Protest over wages blocks factory in Tangerang (link 1)
Indonesia 15: Strike at Suzuki factory (link 1)
Indonesia 21: Protest by workers over sacking of colleagues in Sidoarjo (link 1)
Indonesia 23: Strike at garment factory in Tangerang (link 1)
Indonesia 24: Strike at Suzuki factory over wages and working conditions in Bekasi (link 1)
Indonesia 25: Strike at Indonesia Finance Today (link 1)
Malaysia 28: Protest for political reform in Kuala Lumpur and other cities (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11) (link 12) (link 13) (link 14) (link 15) (link 16) (link 17)
Philippines 23: Protest against shanty town eviction (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11)
Taiwan 27: Protest by nurses over work conditions in Taipei (link 1)
Thailand 9: Strike at seafood factory Phatthana Seafood Co Ltd over wages an explotation of migrant workers (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8)
Vietnam 25: Protest against land seizure near Hanoi (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10)

All reports ordered by country and date:

-History

9: Exposing Indonesia's Cold War Communist Purge (link 1)
17: Detained in Kamunting for opposing rare earths plant (link 1)

-WSWS Asia

7: Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific (link 1)
14: Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific (link 1)
21: Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific (link 1)
28: Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific (link 1)

Cambodia

20: Protests against logging (link 1)
20: Protest at garment factory for wage rise and sacking of managers (link 1)
25: Strike at garment factory for wage raise and dismissal of managers continues (link 1) (link 2)
26: Protest against logging - activist killed (link 1)

China

1: Overviews of recent strikes and protests (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5)
1: Strike at electronics factory in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang (link 1)
2: Protest against evictions in Shenzhen (link 1)
2: Strike at toy factory in Huizhou, Guangdong (link 1)
2: Protest for political reform in Guangzhou (link 1)
2: Protests in Hong Kong against new chief (link 1) (link 2)
2: Strike at hydroelectric power equipment plant in Nanjing (link 1)
3: Protest over rubber worker's death (link 1)
3: Protests over Land Grabs in Inner Mongolia (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11) (link 12)
9: Protest against restructuring at glass factory in Hangzhou (link 1)
10: Protest Against Substation in Chengdu (link 1) (link 2)
11: Protest against forced evictions in Beijing district (link 1) (link 2)
12: Protest over fewer benefits after district merger in Chongqing (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11)
12: Protest over land seizures in Heilongjiang (link 1) (link 2)
16: Protest against construction of chemical plant in Tianjin (link 1)
16: Protest over High-Voltage Cables in Jiangsu (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
17: Protest against corruption in Sichuan (link 1)
18: Protest against coal Power Plant in Hainan (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7)
21: Protest against coal mine, 1 cop killed in Yunnan (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)
23: Strikes by taxi drivers in several cities over license ownership (link 1) (link 2)
24: Strikes at factories in Guangdong and Shaanxi (link 1)
25: Protest against police brutality in Sichuan (link 1)
26: Protest over land grab in Qinghai (link 1)
26: Strike by truck drivers over management and corruption in Guangzhou (link 1)
26: Protest by laid-off workers in Harbin (link 1)
27: Protest over wages at Foxconn electronics factory in Wuhan (link 1)
28: Protest over working conditions at Foxconn in Wuhan (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)

Indonesia

1: Strike at coal mine in Kalimantan (link 1)
2: Government backs off plans to hike price of gas after protests (link 1)
4: Unrest in Indonesia's Mines: Local Chaos and Global Injustice (link 1)
13: Protest over wages blocks factory in Tangerang (link 1)
15: Strike at Suzuki factory (link 1)
16: Protest for compensation from gas well disaster (link 1)
21: Protest by workers over sacking of colleagues in Sidoarjo (link 1)
23: Strike at garment factory in Tangerang (link 1)
24: Strike at Suzuki factory over wages and working conditions in Bekasi (link 1)
25: Strike at Indonesia Finance Today (link 1)
28: Protest against land seizure by palm oil company in North Sumatra (link 1)

Japan

18: Hunger Strike Launched at Antinuclear Tent City (link 1) (link 2)

Malaysia

4: Protest against iron ore processing plant (link 1)
26: Protest against proposed Dam (link 1)
28: Protest for political reform in Kuala Lumpur and other cities (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11) (link 12) (link 13) (link 14) (link 15) (link 16) (link 17)

Philippines

10: Protest against impending demolition in Quezon City (link 1)
14: Protests against war games (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4)
18: Protest by workers and peasants demanding wage and rice price rise (link 1)
18: Protest against joint military maneuvers in Mindanao (link 1) (link 2)
21: Protest against unemployment (link 1)
23: Protest against shanty town eviction (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10) (link 11)
30: Protest against US military in Zamboanga City (link 1)

South Korea

2: Strike by journalists continues (link 1) (link 2) (link 3)

Taiwan

5: Protest over village reconstruction delay (link 1)
12: Protest by farmers over water diversion plan (link 1)
19: Protest over suspected nuclear waste dump plan (link 1)
19: Protest over water diversion for science park in Changhua County (link 1)
25: Protest against rise in cost of living (link 1) (link 2)
27: Protest by nurses over work conditions in Taipei (link 1)

Thailand

9: Strike at seafood factory Phatthana Seafood Co Ltd over wages an explotation of migrant workers (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8)
12: Strikes break out in wake of wage policy (link 1)

Vietnam

10: Strikes increasing (link 1)
16: Vietnam bloggers charged with 'anti-government' articles (link 1) (link 2)
17: Protest against farmers' arrest (link 1)
25: Protest against land seizure near Hanoi (link 1) (link 2) (link 3) (link 4) (link 5) (link 6) (link 7) (link 8) (link 9) (link 10)

Comments

Steven.
May 3 2012 22:40

Comprehensive as always!

redsdisease
May 6 2012 06:04

Spartacus, thanks a lot for doing these! They are an amazing resource.