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Workers' struggles in East Asia (March 2014)

Students opposed to a trade deal with China occupy the Taiwanese parliament

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during March 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, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The most important stories:

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.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (November 2012)

Chinese bus drivers join the first strike in Singapore in 25 years

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during November 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, Malaysia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Complete insanity: the U.S. and North Korea

Obama sentences thousands of Koreans to die of starvation for...some reason.

Claiming that North Korea had broken previous agreements made with the United States, the Obama administration announced in late march that it would be cancelling plans to supply North Korean children and pregnant mothers with food aid.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (March 2012)

Indonesia students fight police during protests against fuel price rise

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during March 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, Malaysia, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Most notable has been to continuing strike wave in China and massive, widespread, militant protests against a proposed increase in fuel prices in Indonesia which appear to have been successful.

The most important stories:

Kim Jong Il - big mad communist or what?

So that Kim Jong Il is dead. The 'Supreme Leader' is dead.

What a fucking dickhead. Presiding over one of the biggest famines since Ethiopia, having millions of people living in the abject misery while he heads the 'world's first hereditary communist' state.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (November 2011)

Striking workers besiege a shoe factory in Dongguan, China

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during November 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, Malaysia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The main development to watch is the upsurge in strikes in China, which has been continuing for more than a month now.

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 East Asia (September 2011)

Villagers attack a police van during protests against land grabs in South China

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during September 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, Malaysia, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (July 2011)

Mine workers in Indonesia on strike

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during July 2011 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews. There is also this news forum thread for China.

This month there has been news from Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The most important stories: