Capitalist super-exploitation: The ‘secret’ of the Chinese success

The recent workers’ conflicts at Honda and Foxconn show the secret of the “Chinese miracle”. The result of the return of capitalism in China is that, behind the country’s economic growth rates, there is a huge degradation of working conditions. Most Chinese workers survive with low wages and without basic rights. There...

General strike in India shows workers fighting back

The general strike of 28th February 2012 is of immense significance in the recent history of worker's struggles in India. Beginning from 2003 there has been an upswing of a united strike action resulting in several general strikes (Al Jazeera reports 14 general strikes having taken place since...

Stand in Solidarity with ASHA Workers!

Since the corona virus arrived in India the frontline of the fight against it has been held by India's beleaguered medical workers and doctors in the public sphere. Since February, when the first cases started to arrive, the crisis has ballooned to catastrophic proportions, india today has the third...

Down with the Military Coup in Myanmar!

On February 2, the Myanmar Army (formerly Burma) declared a state of emergency for one year and took power once again after exercising it from 1962 to 2011. This coup led to the arrest on Monday morning of the country’s main power figure, Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, and...

Decreasing of China’s growth is followed by an increase in working class struggles

The expectations were high when the Chinese government announced on April 14 the 2015 first-quarter growth figures of the country. Governments and banks around the world wanted to know if the reduction in the growth of the Chinese economy, expressed by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would be...

Rapes in India: Are the victims to be blamed?

Sexism has been growing worldwide at an alarming rate. But in India it has reached levels of barbarism. In 2011 alone there were more than 24,000 violations, but activists warn that the real figure is much higher. Raping women has become an epidemic in India, with three distinguishing characteristics:...

Fumiaki Hoshino: The Unknown Revolutionary

This is a story that takes in the whole of Japan. Despite being one of the longest-serving political prisoners in the world, the protagonist is astoundingly little known in his own country. It begins on the northern island of Hokkaido and then moves to central Japan and Tokyo,...

Coronavirus: Nature Fights Back

As I write, the new deadly coronavirus 2019-nCoV, related to SARS and MERS, and apparently originating in live animal markets in Wuhan, China, is starting to spread worldwide. By Michael Roberts According to the latest data as of today, there are just under 10,000 cases globally with just 130 or...

Recent Arrests in Haryana Expose the Pro-Rich Policy of the Government and Call into Question the Farce of Maoist Path

Several activists, allegedly linked to the Maoist party, CPI (Maoist), have been arrested by the police in Haryana, on the charges of inciting the villagers to boycott the polls in recent general elections and instigating them against the landlords and the government.  The arrestees, which include agricultural labourers belonging...

Farewell Comrade: Remembering George Gomez

Comrade George Gomez passed away on 27th of August 2016. For 90 years he had tirelessly organized workers in their struggle against capitalism, inspiring youth towards Marxism. Born in 1926, in fishing hamlet of Punnaicoyal in Tuticorin District, he was born to a time of imperialism, anti-colonial struggles and...

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