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Workers' struggles in Asia (February 2010 Part 2)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (excluding mainland China and Hong Kong) in February from the 11th to the 28th.

Workers' struggles in Asia (February 2010 Part 1)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (excluding mainland China and Hong Kong) in February up to the 10th.

Workers' struggles in Asia (January 2010 Part 2)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (excluding mainland China and Hong Kong) in the last half of January.

General perspectives on the capitalist development state and class struggle in east Asia

American left communist Loren Goldner on the capitalist development of east Asia, working class struggle, and the development of revolutionary politics in the region in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Published in 2009.

Workers' struggles in Asia (January 2010)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (exluding mainland China) in the first month of the decade (as of the 16th of January).

1930-present: Labour unrest and the successive geographical restructuring of the world automobile industry - Beverly Silver

Militant: Flint strikers occupation, 1937

Beverly Silver traces the growth of workers power in the auto industry and the resultant outsourcing of industry to lower wage areas of the globe, where workers organised again and fought for better conditions, effectively spreading a militant workers' movement across the globe.

Workers' struggles around Asia (October 2009)

A round-up of links to reports about workers' struggles in Cambodia, Korea and Thailand.

Ssangyong occupier jailed

A union member from Ssangyong Motors involved in the strike and occupation of the plant against job losses was sentenced to one and a half years in prison on Friday.

Workers' struggles around Asia (September 2009)

A round-up of links to reports about workers' struggles around Asia (excluding China). Updated 1/10/2009.

Ssangyong motors strike in South Korea ends in defeat and heavy repression - Loren Goldner

Ssangyong workers at a strike rally

Loren Goldner's analysis and overview of the defeated strike and occupation of the Ssangyong Motors plant against job cuts.