Category Archives: Texts

“Jasic Movement” Debate – Chris Chan: Student activists who intervene in factories should adjust their steps once more

This interview with Chris Chan on the “Jasic Movement” was conducted on May 22, 2019, at the Chinese University Hong Kong and published in Chinese by reignitepress.com. Continue reading

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“Jasic Movement” Debate – Pun Ngai’s response to criticism: “Don’t let them sacrifice in vain”

The “Jasic Movement” describes the organizing attempts of labor activists at the company Jasic in Shenzhen. The labor dispute between Jasic workers and management led to dismissals and arrests of workers and activists in mid-2018. After Maoist student groups organized support locally, many of them were arrested, too. What followed was a wave of repression by China’s security forces against various groups of labor activists in the second half of 2018 and throughout 2019. This interview with Pun Ngai on her role in the “Jasic Movement” was conducted on May 16, 2019, at Hong Kong University and published in Chinese by reignitepress.com. Continue reading

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Out of Control – Hong Kong’s Rebellious Movement and the Left

Ralf Ruckus wrote an article for the blog naoqingchu.org about the current movement in Hong Kong. It gives an overview of the escalated confrontation and argues that the broad ignorance of the global left is a mistake. Continue reading

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The Forgotten Socialists of Tian’anmen Square

Zhang Yueran wrote an article for Jacobin on the 1989 Tian’anmen Movement. Continue reading

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Chinese books on Italian operaismo and feminism out

The translation of texts on Italian operaismo and feminism from the 1960s and 1970s is finished, and three book volumes were just published. Continue reading

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Repeated division

Since November 2016, FAW-VW, Volkswagen’s joint venture in Changchun, China, has never been clear of labor disputes around the issues of temporary labor. Continue reading

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Chronology: Operaismo in Italy

During the 1950s and the 1960s, Italy’s big manufacturing industry went through a cycle of modernization. Its products became highly competitive on the international market, exports doubled, and domestic demand increased considerably. Continue reading

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“The workers may have the last word, not those who are on the outside”

Interview with Ferruccio Gambino by Ralf Ruckus (Padua, Italy, April 2018), conducted for the Chinese edition of texts on ‘Operaismo and its critique.’ Continue reading

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“It is my story”

Interview with Alfonso Natella by Ralf Ruckus (Italy, April 2018), conducted for the Chinese edition of ‘Vogliamo tutto’ (or ‘We want everything’) and texts on ‘Operaismo and its critique.’ Continue reading

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Preface of the German edition of “Inside China’s Automobile Factories”

This preface was written by the editor of the German version of Zhang Lu’s book Inside China’s Automobile Factories. Continue reading

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