Financial Crisis

Unions Opposed HK Government Out-Sourcing Cleaning Work

Representatives from five trade unions and workers group petitioned the government on 25 April 2009. They presented their demands for termination of out-sourcing cleaning work and employ more public employees to do the jobs.

Resist Global Recession: a People's Conference

Hong Kong People's Alliance on Globalization Resist Global Recession: a People's Conference The unprecedented financial tsunami is hitting us deeply.  Yet the Government's reactions are too slow and only concerned with the market, not the people. How will we confront this situation?

Impacts of the Financial Crisis on Labour Conditions in China

Staphany Wong19 December 2008 chi/files/u3/wong_2008_impacts_of_the_financial_crisis.pdf

May Day Rally March: For Livelihood; Oppose Exploitation; Fight Tsunami!

Dear Friends, May Day Rally March: For Livelihood; Oppose Exploitation; Fight Tsunami! All workers are affected by the prevailing economic tsunami. On the May Day, we must gather our voices together for our collective demands.

The Crisis and the Consolidation of Class Power

Is This Really the End of Neoliberalism? March 15, 2009 By David Harvey Does this crisis signal the end of neo-liberalism? My answer is that it depends what you mean by neo-liberalism. My interpretation is that it's a class project, masked by a lot of neo-liberal rhetoric about individual freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, privatization and the free market. These were means, however, towards the restoration and consolidation of class power, and that neo-liberal project has been fairly successful.

Too Big to Fail? Take it Over.

Mark Brenner Billionaire fraudster Bernie Madoff may be behind bars, but his business model is alive and well. How can we keep high-flying bankers from pulling the same kind of bait-and-switch with taxpayers?

Emerging Patterns of Workers’ Protest in South China

Chris K.C. Chan   Abstract China has become a global manufucturing centre with its ‘unlimited’ supply of low cost and unorganised peasant workers. The potential of Chinese workers to change this condition has significant meaning for global labour politics. Through ethnographic case studies, this paper examines the extent of the rise of working class power in South China in recent years.

Realities of China today

 Martin Hart-LandsbergAgainst the CurrentNovember/December 2008, No. 137 Martin Hart-Landsberg is Professor of Economics and Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon; and Adjunct Researcher at the Institute for Social Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea. His publications include: Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy (2007), China and Socialism: Market Reforms and Class Struggle (with Paul Burkett, 2005), Understanding Japanese Capitalism (with Paul Burkett, 2005) and Development, Crisis, and Class Struggle: Learning from Japan and East Asia, ( with Paul Burkett, 2000).

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