Workers' struggles in China (October 2009)

A round-up of links to reports about struggles in China.

September 30th: China Worker on 60th anniversary of Chinese Revolution.
http://chinaworker.info/en/content/news/849/?ls-art0=15

October 16th: Swedish socialist banned from China.
http://chinaworker.info/en/content/news/860/
and three days later the same happened to a Chinese activist who was involved in the events of 1989.
http://chinaworker.info/en/content/news/865/

October 18th: In Hong Kong Indonesian workers celebrated 10 years of their trade union with a festival to highlight the situation of migrant workers there.
http://chinaworker.info/en/content/news/862/

October 18th: 8 sentenced over Shishou incident.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-10/18/content_12259981.htm

October 21st: Tonghua activist sentences to 18 months re-education through labour - apparently workers had been organising there since 2005.
http://www.china-labour.org.hk/en/node/100582

October 22nd: Chinese workers in Trinidad and Tobago protested against their working conditions, demanding to be returned to China.
http://www.china-labour.org.hk/en/node/100582

October 22nd: villagers in Hebei blocked a national highway to stop an attempted land grab by a construction company.
http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/business-in-china/100188352-1-village-highway-protest-blocks-builder%2527s.html

October 22nd: Villagers in Guangdong protest against the arrest of local anti-pollution activists.
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns_china/2009-10-27/491367325860.html

October 22nd: In Jiangsu ten of thousands of villagers protest against a new incinerator.
http://www.tibetanreview.net/news.php?cat=2&&id=4727

October 22nd: Armed thugs paid by a local coal boss atacked villages protesting against the privatisation of a collectively own mine in Shanxi Province, killing 4 and hospitalising 14.
http://chinaworker.info/en/content/news/865/

October 26th: Photos of slogans against complaining about corruption.
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/10/wang-keqin-%E2%80%9Cattack-those-who-seek-audience-with-higher-ups%E2%80%9D/

October 28th: Strike at Shenzhen electronics factory.
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20091028PD210.html

October 28th: In Beijing former bank employees held a protest to highlight their claims to having been dismissed illegally.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/24485/

October 28th: Migrant construction workers demand unpaid wages in Chengdu.
http://libcom.org/news/regal-struggle-chengdu-china-28102009

October 29th: Authorities in major Chinese industrial city Dongguan crackdown on independent labour advocates.
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/node/100587

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Spartacus
Nov 1 2009 11:07

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husunzi
Nov 1 2009 16:29

Love these workers' news round-ups, keep them coming!

Spartacus
Nov 2 2009 15:05

thanks, this month's may not have been as thorough as i'd have liked due to my pc getting stolen, so i lost links i'd found at the beginning of the month.