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Workers' struggles in East Asia (January 2014)

Cambodian garment workers prepare to defence from police attack during a strike

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during January 2014 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, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. This month I haven't provided my own summaries or filtered articles for some countries.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (February 2013)

Unemployed workers occupy a platform at Taipei Station, Taiwan

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during February 2013 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

For more news from China (in Chinese) see JTTP.cn and Jasmine Revolution. For news found from other regions, see here.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (December 2012 & January 2013)

Workers in Wuhan, China protest over unpaid wages by dancing Gangnam Style

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during December 2012 & January 2013 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

I was on holiday from halfway through December to halfway through January, so I've rolled both summaries into one and they're perhaps not as extensive as usual.

British intervention in Asia

British Indian troops under attack from Indonesian nationalists, November 1945.

A Freedom article dated December, 1945 denouncing British intervention in Indonesia and Indo-China on behalf of Dutch and French colonialism and calling for solidarity and internationalism among workers. Reprinted in Neither East nor West: Selected Writings 1939-1948.

Our War Minister, Mr. J. J. Lawson, chose the moment British marines, soldiers and airmen were shooting down the people of Southern Asia to pay respect to the British soldier:

Workers' struggles in East Asia (September 2012)

Workers on strike at an electronic factory in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during September 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 Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (June 2012)

A police van after anti-police protests by migrant workers in Guangdong, China

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during June 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 Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (October 2011)

Striking miners in West Papua, Indonesia resist attack by police

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during October 2011 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 Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

Workers' struggles in Asia (December 2010)

Casual workers at a Hyundai factory in South Korea staging a sit-in strike.

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (focusing on East Asia) during December 2010 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

This month has seen strikes in Bangladesh, Indonesia, South Korea, and Vietnam , while in the Philippines the president forced the cancellation of a strike by flight crew (although in the end they appear to have come out best for the moment.

1948-1991: US intervention and war in South East Asia

Noam Chomsky's very brief account of US military, economic and "diplomatic" action in Indochina in the last half of the 20th century.

The US wars in Indochina fall into the same general pattern as the interventions in Latin America such as Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua,