Post Tagged with: "Democracy"

25 years since the June 4 Tiananmen massacre

Hundreds or even thousands perished in the military storming of central Beijing.

Can the Chinese dictatorship survive another quarter of a century?  Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info June 4th marks the 25th anniversary of the bloody massacre in Beijing that ended the mass student-led democracy movement which came close to toppling the Chinese dictatorship. This year on the night of June 4, hundreds of thousands will […]

Hong Kong: How can the democracy struggle go forward?

Hong Kong: How can the democracy struggle go forward?

Between 20,000 and 30,000 march on New Year’s Day, but frustration and divisions are rising within the pro-democracy struggle Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI) in Hong Kong Thousands again took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand genuine universal suffrage on the annual New Year’s Day march against the city’s […]

China: Lessons of 1989 mass democracy movement

The mass protests represented a revolutionary threat to CCP rule.

New foreword to the traditional Chinese edition of ‘Tiananmen 1989 – Seven Weeks That Shook The World’ Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong) This book about the bloody Beijing massacre of June 4, 1989, was first published in simplified Chinese* in 2009 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary. It […]

“6/4” (Tiananmen massacre) 20 years on: The struggle continues!

“6/4” (Tiananmen massacre) 20 years on: The struggle continues!

China’s government is more afraid than ever of mass struggle [This is the text of a leaflet that will be distributed by supporters of chinaworker.info and the Committee for a Workers’ International in the mass candle-lit vigil in Hong Kong on the evening of 4 June, to commemorate the massacre […]

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 […]