Financial Crisis

Second Sex and Second Class Citizens

Chinese Women Migrants Workers under Economic Downturn May Wong (This article was first published in Alternatives Economiques, France in February 2009. Website: ) China’s economic downturn has begun and is forcing tens of thousands of factories to close. It is expected that the present 9.4 percent of unemployment will rise further. The authority is anxious about the present waves of strikes or road blocking by workers may turn into riots when the unemployed workers have nowhere else to go.

Labour unrest and the suppression of the rights to freedom of association and expression

''Workers want to eat - Workers want a job''(1)   Work is the glorious duty of every able-bodied citizen. All working people in state enterprises and in urban and rural economic collectives should perform their tasks with an attitude consonant with their status as masters of the country. (2)


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We won't pay for the crisis. The rich have to pay for it!Anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, feminist, environmentalist and socialist alternatives are necessary We the social movements from all over the world came together on the occasion of the 8th World Social Forum in Belém, Amazonia, where the peoples have been resisting attempts to usurp Nature, their lands and their cultures. We are here in Latin America, where over the last decade the social movements and the indigenous movements have joined forces and radically question the capitalist system from their cosmovision. Over the last few years, in Latin America highly radical social struggles have resulted in the overthrow of neoliberal governments and the empowerment of governments that have carried out many positive reforms such as the nationalisation of core sectors of the economy and democratic constitutional reforms.
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