Workers' struggles in Asia (May 2010)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) during May. I now have a Twitter feed where I will be posting the stories I find, so if you don't want to wait until the end of the month to read them or would like to write up some of these for libcom news when they happen rather, please follow it: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews

libcom articles

In case you missed them, here are the articles that appeared on libcom relating to Asia this month.
Wildcat strike at Japanese electronics firm in Vietnam
1000 Vietnamese garment workers walk out

Around Asia

May Day protests around Asia and the rest of the world.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2010/05/201051155744795727.html
http://english.cri.cn/6966/2010/05/02/167s567018.htm
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hFIeAJ07vWSlXZBf7uT9kmCfK_2w
http://www.english.rfi.fr/general/20100501-massive-may-day-protests-nepal-greece-not-france

Cambodia

7th of May
Garment workers protest
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010050638790/National-news/tack-fat-garment-workers-protest-against-suspension-of-work-shifts.html
23rd of May
Protest over a land seizure
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010051939144/National-news/koh-kong-villagers-seek-more-money.html
24th of May
The battle for Cambodian farm land - Radio Australia
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/connectasia/stories/201005/s2908643.htm

Indonesia

1st of May
May Day protest
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/workers-prepare-for-more-protests-after-taking-center-stage-on-may-day/372720
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/International/2010/05/01/Thousands-join-May-Day-rallies-in-Jakarta/UPI-63881272734715/
7th of May
Jakarta port strike
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/05/03/koja-container-terminal-workers-resume-work.html

Japan

23rd of May
Protest in an immigrant detention centre
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jf1HRDmVvn_yJNlK6g94oQVTwDCg

Malaysia

1st of May
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/5/1/nation/20100501151438&sec=nation
http://themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/61871-workers-protest-against-oppressive-tax-on-labour-day

North Korea

13th of May
Arsons thought to be protests against the government
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/fires-05112010155234.html

Philippines

31st of May
Probe of Filipino farmers' brutal eviction sought - allvoices
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/5957262-probe-of-filipino-farmers-brutal-eviction-sought

South Korea

26th of May
134 teachers in the KCTU are to be fired
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/05/113_66356.html
26th of May
Teachers & legal society - Korea Times
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2010/05/137_66507.html
 
Taiwan

1st of May
May Day protests, some against a proposed deal with China
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hmDkycj2EvuyiUCER99Zo6atTuXw
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2010/05/02/2003472005
http://chinaworker.info/en/content/news/1049/
28th of May
Farmers stand up for rights and sustainability - Taiwan Today
http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=104985&CtNode=428
Taiwan labour activists protest against Foxconn parent - AFP
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ih9-9fmALFphcj6fABrTTWFf3AmQ

Vietnam

23rd of May
1200 workers at a South Korean owned factory on strike
http://news.malaysia.msn.com/regional/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4096379
26th of May
Boy killed in Vietnam protest
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hBplhnZ8wcoFUzb6nXHhrV4O-9zw
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_531612.html
30th of May
Policeman detained after a death at Vietnam protest - AFP
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jkWLxwevf1xwIsVEAXWHFzO_Yoog
31st of May
Police officer charged in shooting of protestors in Vietnam - Earthtimes (press release)
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/326352,police-officer-charged-in-shooting-of-protestors-in-vietnam.html
Second death at Vietnam refinery protest site - MSN Philippines News
http://news.ph.msn.com/regional/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4120800

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Spartacus
Jun 4 2010 14:35

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