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Tiananmen: The Massacre that Wasn’t

Tiananmen: The Massacre that Wasn’t

Twenty-five years ago today, every U.S. media outlet, along with then President Bush and the U.S. Congress were whipping up a full scale frenzied hysteria and attack against the Chinese government for what was described as the cold-blooded massacre of many thousands...

Remembering Gen. Giap

Remembering Gen. Giap

Vietnamese Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, who helped defeat Japan, then France, then the United States in a 35-year war for national independence, died in Hanoi on Oct. 4 at the age of 102. He had been ailing and living in a military hospital for the last four years. Giap’s...

Kyrgyzstan: The national question and imperialism

Kyrgyzstan: The national question and imperialism

The Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan has become the scene of a bloody conflict. Estimates of the casualties vary widely, with the country’s interim president estimating up to 2,000 deaths. As many as 275,000 people have fled the conflict areas, hoping to make it...

Class struggle intensifies in China

Class struggle intensifies in China

Since mid-May, Japanese automaker Honda has faced a series of strikes in its Chinese operations. These high-profile strikes have started a discussion in the capitalist financial press as to the future of the Chinese economy, the rights of workers, and the attitude of...

Behind the Urumqui riots in China

Behind the Urumqui riots in China

Since July 5, the Western corporate media has showcased the "Urumqui riots" and fashioned wealthy businesswoman Rebiyah Kadheer as the champion of the Uyghur. The violence pitting Hans against Uyghurs has been presented with little historical context that might...

PSL response to ISO on China and Tiananmen

PSL response to ISO on China and Tiananmen

In an article in the ISO’s newspaper, Socialist Worker, dated June 4, 2009, and titled "Twenty Years after Tiananmen Square," Dennis Kosuth treats the epic Chinese Revolution with extreme hostility and polemicizes against what he calls the PSL’s "twisted thinking"on...

The truth behind China’s Charter 08 manifesto

The truth behind China’s Charter 08 manifesto

U.S. imperialism has begun another effort to overthrow the government of the People’s Republic of China. As it did during the decades-long struggle to overthrow the governments of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, the main instruments in the imperialist media...

Afghanistan: Not a ‘good war’

Afghanistan: Not a ‘good war’

On Oct. 7, 2001, the Bush administration began its murderous bombing of Afghanistan, dropping 5,000-pound bombs on nearly every major town and city in the country. The Taliban quickly retreated from their seat of power in Kabul to the countryside, where they have put...