Fighting anti-Asian violence cannot include apologism for the Chinese state. A piece by Promise Li.Continue reading Fighting anti-Asian violence cannot include apologism for the Chinese state
Xinjiang, or Chinese Turkestan as it was once known, has been a Chinese sphere of influence for many centuries. Lying to the west of China, it was through the oases cities that the silk route to the West ran. It was fought over by different Chinese dynasties in their wars with the Xiongnu tribal confederacy to the north, and then with successor steppe empires.Continue reading China: the repression against the Uighurs
An interview with a volunteer at an independent left publication and organization in mainland China.Continue reading From analysis to action: Voices from left media in mainland China
As Anarchists, we argue for workers’ revolution across the world and take as our primary duty the fight against the capitalists where we live. Here in Australia, we must fight against the Australian Goverment’s military alliance with the US, including the ANZUS Treaty, the 5 Eyes intelligence group and the spy base at Pine Gap. And we must fight to build a labour movement that can link up with the working class across the region to make revolution against both the capitalists and the Chinese so-called “Communist” Party. There is no other way.
Image above: USS Carl Vinson, flagship of Carrier Strike Group 1 of the US Navy Third Fleet, a key instrument of US imperialism in the Pacific Ocean (Credit: US Navy via Wikipedia)*Continue reading #Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: No war on #China
Below is our (Chunag) translation of an anonymous Chinese article from the mainland left blog Worker Study Room (工人自习室), originally published in May 2020. It is the only attempt we’re aware of to provide a systematic overview of workers’ lives and job conditions, labour struggles and related activism in China since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in January, although there have been accounts of individual cases, some of which are cited here. It is also written from a perspective with which we are largely sympathetic. That said, the emphasis here, as in much writing of this style, is placed on somewhat schematic and dry documentation of exact demands made within the workplace and the precise order of events, to the exclusion of any substantial inquiry into the broader psychology of proletarians confronted with a moment such as this. The piece is a good representation of what we consider to be the most fruitful left-wing current in contemporary China, which concerns itself primarily with worker inquiry and the transmission of workers’ stories between factories. At times, writing from this current can produce a “workerist” form of analysis that sometimes risks missing the forest of capitalism in the trees of individual factory struggles, and which can occasionally even fail at its own allotted tasks when its descriptions of events are too banal to hold the interest of anyone aside from other similarly workerist activists.Continue reading Worker organising under the #pandemic: reflections from #China
UPDATE After government circles repeatedly insisted in recent weeks that the EU-China summit in Leipzig should take place as planned, the German government spokesperson announced on June 3, 2020 that the summit would be postponed.
A new date should be found fast. Leipzig is to remain the host city. It took some time to realize that even heads of state and government and several thousand employees and journalists cannot be protected from the coronavirus at such an event. It was probably also important to the German government and the European Council that it did not look as if the postponement of the summit had anything to do with the current decisions of the Chinese state leadership. Despite the new security law for Hong Kong, there was only increased commitment for the summit.
Postponed is not abandoned.
In spite of the uncertain date, we are sticking to it:
When the time comes, come to Leipzig to attack the summit together with us! No rest for the rulers – not here in Leipzig and not elsewhere! No to the EU-China Summit!
More information will follow. The preparations continue!
Call by Kein Gipfel (No Summit) for counter actions against the EU-China summit in Leipzig, Germany, from September 13 until September 15, 2020 (postponed).Continue reading #Germany: Against the #EU – #China Summit in #Leipzig
What follows is a letter written by Gustav, a comrade from China, about the authoritarian and discriminating measures by the Chinese state in times of the coronavirus.Continue reading A message from #China: “If you love your life then don’t mingle” – “Strangers are hidden dangers”
Hubei. China. March 27, 2020. Clashes broke out on Friday on a bridge linking China’s Hubei province – which has been undergoing weeks of a lockdown due to the Coronavirus – to Jiangxi province. On the Jiujiang bridge, the long-restrained rage was unleashed.Continue reading #China: Post – #Lockdown Revolt [Video]
Chile. Here’s a translation of the latest issue of Ya No Hay Vuelta Atrás, n.2 from February. This issue features two articles that attempt to summarize and clarify the history and contexts of the ongoing revolt in Chile, in particular the role of the youth in it, and to reaffirm its proletarian and potentially revolutionary character.Continue reading #Chile: Now There’s No Turning Back n.2 (Ya No Hay Vuelta Atrás)
What follows is a text from the Chuǎng journal. A reflection on the COVID-19 pandemic, both situating its roots or causes in chinese as well as global capitalism, and drawing out the implications of the crisis.Continue reading #COVID-19: Social Contagion: Microbiological Class War in #China – A Reflection by Chuǎng Journal