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Workers' struggles in China (April 2010 Part 1)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China up to the 15th of April.

8th: A man threw a bottle of ink at the famous portrait of Mao in Tiananmen Square, in an echo of the famous attack during the events of 1989.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7565768/Chinese-protestor-throws-ink-at-portrait-of-Chairman-Mao.html
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peterfoster/100033058/an-incident-in-tiananmen/
12th: Former soldiers arrested after trying to present a petition to the Peoples Liberation Army HQ.
http://www.newsok.com/former-chinese-soldiers-detained-for-protest/article/feed/149958?custom_click=headlines_widget
13th: Peasants in southern China clashed with police last month over an illegal land sale.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/land-04132010164417.html
14th: For those that missed it, husunzi posted this article on resistance to development in Wuhan.
http://libcom.org/news/battle-east-lake-wuhan-13042010
15th: Residents of Hangzhou forced an apology from local Party cadres over illegal evictions.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/33456/

Hongkong

6th: Along with workers around the world, employees of United Airlines staged a protest over their lack of contract.
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/peninsula&id=7371232

Macau

13th: Construction workers scuffled with police outside the Labour Affairs Bureau during a protest over rising unemployment.
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=96848&sid=27707682&con_type=1
http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/11078-Construction-workers-confront-with-riot-police.html
http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau/11128-Government-regrets-construction-workers-protest.html

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Spartacus
Apr 16 2010 11:52

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