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Workers' struggles in East Asia (October 2013)

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

Workers' struggles in East Asia (September 2013)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during September 2013 and related resources.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (August 2013)

Cambodian garment workers on strike in Phnom Penh held back by police

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during August 2013 and related resources.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (July 2013)

March against nuclear processing facility in Guangdong, China

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

A stitch in time: the ‘orchestrated networks’ of bloody Taylorism - John Barker

'All Enterprises' Factory on fire, Baldia Town, Karchi, September 2012

An analysis of the global clothing supply chain, its technology and organisation of labour; it's historical development and recurring high death rate for workers, with reference to recent factory disasters in Asia.

From its beginnings, the sewing machine’s role in shaping global capitalism has been crucial. In today’s high-tech and globalised production landscape, little about the actual machine has changed. A fact which keeps costs down and makes sewing a point of intensive value extraction in an assymetrical and retailer oriented system. John Barker ties together the threads linking the likes of Walmart and Primark to lethal garment factory conditions around the world

Workers' struggles in East Asia (May 2013)

Garment workers on strike attack their factory in Phnom Penh

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

Workers' struggles in East Asia (April 2013)

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

Workers' struggles in East Asia (March 2013)

Dock workers on strike do demand a pay rise in Hong Kong

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

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.

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.