Tiananmen 1989 and the working class

Tiananmen 1989 and the working class

Nothing alarmed the CCP dictatorship more than the movement of the working class aroused to action by the student-led democracy protests Vincent Kolo, from the book Tiananmen 1989: Seven Weeks That Shook the World The great significance of the 1989 movement lay in the fact that it was an urban-based movement (it […]

The first four socialist internationals

The first four socialist internationals

“Workers of the world unite!” By Steve Score, Socialist PartyThe famous slogan appears in the 1848 Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels. In it they explained that the material interests of working people are essentially the same in all capitalist countries. The need for socialist international organisation […]

Tiananmen 1989: Seven weeks that shook the world

Tiananmen 1989: Seven weeks that shook the world

20 years ago this week the mass student protests in Beijing began Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info• chinaworker.info begins a series of articles on the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen protests On 15 April 1989 Hu Yaobang, the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, died of a heart attack. […]

1968 Year of Revolution

1968 Year of Revolution

A tumultuous year when the floodtide of mass revolt swept over the narrow confines of capitalism and threatened the very foundations of the system Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party, cwi in England and WalesSome years stand out as historic turning points: 1789, 1830, 1848, 1871, 1917, 1968, 1989. Some, […]

The Olympic protests and nationalism – a Marxist response

The Olympic protests and nationalism – a Marxist response

In a dazzling pre-Olympic balancing act, the Chinese regime has announced talks with the ‘evil’ Dalai Lama side chinaworker.infoAt the same time state media is booming out ‘friendship’ towards France and using police measures to extinguish anti-Western protests (same pattern as 2005 anti-Japan protests). The latest government u-turns will produce […]