Mongolians protest Beijing attack on language rights

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020

Thousands of parents, students, teachers, herders and other toilers protested at the beginning of September in cities across Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of grassland and desert in northeast China. They were challenging moves by Beijing to teach key school…


Beijing, Tehran form alliance to fight harsh US sanctions

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

The rulers in Iran and China reached a draft agreement in June that would expand their economic and military cooperation. Facing an unprecedented international economic crisis, governments in both countries are looking for ways to offset the impact of their…


Hong Kong protests defy Beijing’s drive to tighten grip

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020
In largest protest in Hong Kong this year, thousands rallied July 1 to commemorate 23rd anniversary of end of British colonial rule and reknitting of ties to China. Defying police attacks, they marched to press demands for political rights in opposition to new “security” law imposed by Beijing.

Defying a ban by Hong Kong authorities thousands joined the biggest demonstration in the city in many months, on the July 1 anniversary of the end of British colonial rule and the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.  They…


Hong Kong workers mark Tiananmen Square massacre

Vol. 84/No. 24 - June 22, 2020
Hong Kong workers mark Tiananmen Square massacre

Thousands poured into Victoria Park in Hong Kong June 4 in an annual event to honor those who gave their lives fighting for political rights in 1989 in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. They cast aside metal barriers set up by the…


Protesters in Hong Kong say, ‘Beijing hands off!’

Vol. 84/No. 23 - June 15, 2020
Demanding political rights, autonomy protesters block Pedder Street in Hong Kong May 27.

Undeterred by police assaults and threats from bosses, workers and other fighters for political rights have continued to mount protests against the Chinese rulers’ deepening grip over their lives in the supposedly semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong. Thousands took to…


Thousands defy ban, protest Beijing rule over Hong Kong

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Demonstrations rock Hong Kong May 24 against Beijing’s moves to impose unilateral “national security” restrictions to curb protests, free speech, tighten its control over the region.

Thousands took to the streets May 24 to protest against the Chinese rulers’ decision to impose a repressive “national security” law over political activity in the territory. Beijing hopes to take advantage of the crackdown on protests by Hong Kong…


Hong Kong protest movement revives with May 1 rallies

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

Hundreds of workers and youth have moved to reorganize mass protests that have shaken Hong Kong for months, demanding greater freedom, action against the cops who have attacked demonstrations, and a break from the iron grip of the Chinese rulers.…


Capitalist economies wobble as coronavirus cases spread

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020
Above, women in Tehran wear masks Feb. 23 after coronavirus outbreak, which has taken over 50 lives in Iran. Inset, trader on New York Stock Exchange. Shares slumped on reports disease has spread to Iran, northern Italy, more as world economy slows.

Media worldwide headlined the news Feb. 24 with reports that coronavirus infections and deaths were spreading outside China, where it originated, with spikes in South Korea, Japan, Iran and northern Italy. Capitalist governments around the world either admit their health…


Fight for gov’t-funded, cradle-to-grave health care!

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020

The U.S. government, the most powerful imperialist power on the planet, like every other capitalist power around the world, is far from prepared for the spread of coronavirus. The virus is new, no one is immune, and it will take…


US flu outbreak toll caused by for-profit ‘care’ system

Cuba’s revolution shows different road possible
Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020
Above, figures as of Feb. 19 in flu health crisis. So far this year alone 31 million in U.S. have caught the flu. Inset, Palomar Medical Center triage tent in Escondido, California, Jan. 3, set up because of growing influx of flu patients. Under capitalism health care is a commodity.

The public health crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak in China threatens — if it becomes an international pandemic — to overwhelm the profit-driven system of “health care” of the U.S. and other capitalist rulers. For the greater part of…