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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 (February 2014)

Migrant workers protest for increased rights and minimum wage in Taipei, Taiwan

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

The most important stories:

The rape of Vietnam - Bob Potter

Anti-Vietnam war pamphlet published as pamphlet 25 by Solidarity June-July 1967, which was quite unique in the time in that it also criticised the North Vietnamese bureaucratic regime. It was later added to and superseded by the lengthier pamphlet, Vietnam: whose victory?.

GI resistance to the Vietnam War photo gallery

From the archives at Sir ! No Sir!, photos of various episodes of rank-and-file soldiers' resistance to the Vietnam War

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 building Samsung factory riot in Vietnam

Thousands of construction workers building a Samsung's factory in Vietnam's northern Thai Nguyen province clashed with security guards on Thursday, leaving 13 people injured, four critically.

Between 3-4,000 of the 10,000 workers building the factory went on the rampage, burning containers used by security forces and destroying cars and motorcycles after security guards beat a worker unconscious.

The politics of genocide - Edward Herman and David Peterson

Herman and Peterson review the Western media's response to several different bloodbaths and criticize how the characterization, language, and ultimately policy responses are shaped by the narratives drafted in support of U.S. client states and agents. We do not necessarily agree with all of it but reproduce it for reference.

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.

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

The most important stories:

Vietnam: whose victory? - Bob Potter

Vietnam : whose victory ?

Solidarity (London) pamphlet about the origins and meaning of the Vietnam War.

Published in December 1973 (Solidarity pamphlet No. 43) it was the third and last Solidarity pamphlet by Potter about Vietnam.


Solidarity Preface

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.

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

For reports of workers struggles in Mandarin, as usual I urge you to check Jasmine Revolution and JTTP.cn with the help of a translator website if you need it.

The most important stories: