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Apparel Suppliers in India Pay Less than Minimum Wage While Reaping Billions in Profits

More than 400,000 workers in Karnataka, India, one of the world’s largest clothing production centers, are paid less than US$5.00 a month by suppliers to major clothing sellers, including Nike, Zara, and C&A.

Esquerda Diário

January 5, 2022

Worker Protest at Foxconn iPhone Factory In India Forces the Bosses to Improve Labor Conditions

Thousands of women workers at an iPhone assembly factory in India said “enough” last week and protested their horrible working and living conditions. Their actions forced the company to close the plant and make improvements.

Where Is China Going? A Review of Two Opposing Views

The United States is escalating its provocations against China. To understand the rivalry between the two countries, we have to understand their class nature. In the case of China, the debate over its social and economic form is far from settled. This article discusses two recent books that take quite different positions on this question.

Esteban Mercatante

December 15, 2021

The U.S. Navy Poisoned Hawaii’s Water — and Covered It Up

In the latest instance of military pollution and cover-ups, the U.S. Navy has been leaking jet fuel into drinking water in Honolulu. The environmental movement must stand with victims of climate imperialism.

Sam Carliner

December 9, 2021

Government Inflexibility Provokes General Strike in French Polynesia

For more than a week, especially in the Caribbean, France’s “overseas territories” have seen a wave of mobilizations against the government. On Wednesday, it spread to French Polynesia, in the Pacific.

Antoine Bordas

November 26, 2021

In Victory for Year-Long Farmers’ Protests, Modi Announces Repeal of Agricultural Laws

In a victory for the protests that have raged for over a year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the government will repeal the three farm laws. The fight to protect farmers’ and workers’ rights needs to continue, striking at the heart of capitalist production.

Sou Mi

November 19, 2021

Workers in Sri Lanka Strike Against the Government

On Monday and Tuesday, Sri Lankan workers mobilized to confront the aggressive authoritarianism of the country’s president and the government’s new offensive against the working class.

Victor Maurin

November 19, 2021

Half a Million South Korean Workers Join One-Day General Strike

At least half a million workers in South Korea from across construction, transportation, service, and other sectors walked off their jobs for a one-day general strike on October 20, 2021 to win better conditions and increased self-determination for workers.

K.S. Mehta

October 21, 2021

“In Myanmar the Working Class Stood up to the Military Junta and We Are Still Fighting”: Interview with a Burmese Activist

An interview with Thinzar Shunlei Yi, a Burmese grassroots activist, about the situation in Myanmar eight months after the coup.

Nicolás Daneri

October 12, 2021