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 […]

Tibet and the National Question

Tibet and the National Question

The Tibetan revolts of recent weeks, and international protests and counter-protests surrounding the Olympic torch relay, have placed China’s relationship to Tibet at the centre of world events. chinaworker.infoThis article on the national question in Tibet and China was first published on 22 September 2005.Tibet – the ”rooftop of the […]

Tibet erupts!

Tibet erupts!

Brutal crackdown by Beijing regime meets muted reaction from foreign governments Vincent Kolo, Hong KongThousands of paramilitary police and soldiers have been deployed in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, after the most serious protests against Chinese rule for nearly 20 years. More than 80 people have been killed and hundreds injured […]

The national question in Xinjiang

The national question in Xinjiang

Despite rapid economic growth, national and religious tensions are rising in Xinjiang in north-western China. The CWI’s standpoint on this important issue has been called into question by some individuals within the Chinese left – this article explains our position Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The Turkic-speaking Uighur Muslims, the largest ethnic […]