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    25 years since the June 4 Tiananmen massacre

    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 topp...

    Anniversary: Fourth International launched 75 years ago

    3 September, 1938, marked the start of the Fourth International’s founding conference socialistworld.net Marxists in the 1930s were compelled to draw far-reaching political conclusions following huge defeats of the working class. For example, i...

    China: The fall of Bo Xilai

    For the first time in two decades an open power struggle erupts within China’s one-party state

    International Women’s Day

    March 8th – a day to remember the struggles and the victories of women workers Clare Doyle, CWI For more than a century, March 8th has been the day to commemorate and celebrate the fight of working class and revolutionary women for a better dea...

    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 ...

    The 1917 ’July days’ – rich in lessons for today

    Revolution never develops in a straight line Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, London Between February and October 1917 there were many sharp turns in the situation in Russia. In April, the government coalition of 'socialists' ...

    Taiwan’s history: Every five years a rebellion

    Taiwan was first incorporated into China by the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) in 1683. It first became a province of China in 1885, ten years before the Qing surrendered it to the Japanese in the Sino-Japanese war.  By Laurence CoatesHan Chinese settle...

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    China’s involuted economy

    The economy is tipping into a deflationary crisis with a worsening debt crunch, falling wages and prices, and increasing reliance of fraudulent e...

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