Saturday, October 22, 2016

China On Strike

Behind the news and constant diatribes against China -- the country our government encouraged corporations to send our jobs -- things are far from peaceful. China has more citizen protests than we hear about. While some in China have benefited from massive imported industrialization, most Chinese have borne the brunt of pollution and horrendous exploitation. This has not happened without struggle as the new collection, China on Strike: Narratives of Workers’ Resistance by Eli Friedman, Zhongjin Li, and Hao Ren make clear. The authors write about their experience in Jacobin Magazine. It is good to see working class literature from China and to realize the necessity for global solidarity in the struggle against the monstrosity global corporate rule.