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Widening labor and peasant revolts threaten China’s rulers

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:
Widening labor and peasant revolts threaten China’s rulers

DATE: Monday, January 30, 2012
TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: News & Letters Library
228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230
Chicago, Illinois
Open rebellion in the village of Wukan in December revealed the forced land seizures that have underpinned China’s industrial expansion as it has risen to serve as the world’s workshop. What rulers in Europe and the U.S. want to see is only uninterrupted production from China, in a desperate hope of putting the brakes on fears of global depression.

But the global recession which slowed demand for exports from China pulled China’s GNP growth below double digits and flattened industrial production. It has forced China’s workers living below subsistence into renewed challenges to the state-capitalist regime. Attempts to brutally suppress strikes and peasant uprisings have served to spark more factory and village occupations.

Join News and Letters Committees as we discuss history in the making as strikes and anti-land grab protests spread in China.

Speaker: Bob McGuire, labor activist, retired Teamster, author of Jan.-Feb. News & Letters article, "Widening labor and peasant revolts threaten China’s rulers."

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