1921: The Mitsubishi-Kawasaki Strike

1921: The Mitsubishi-Kawasaki Strike

A dissertation about the largest strike in pre WWII Japanese history by workers at the port of Kobe. The strike was an attempt by the workers to supplant the authority of management and secure their own autonomy. The text also covers the industrialisation of Japan and the early development of the Japanese labour movement.

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Aug 13 2017 10:49


  • The Capitalists, who are greedy and do not know when they are full, have deprived the laborers of the fruits of their toil. Rise up, ye laborers, rise up, capture the strongholds of capital

    Lyrics of a Sodomei song sung by striking workers

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