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HONG KONG: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY STILL MEANS SOMETHING TO THESE WOMEN

HONG KONG: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY STILL MEANS SOMETHING TO THESE WOMEN

Women workers took to the streets of Hong Kong for International Women's Day and directed their anger at both government of Hong Kong and Indonesian government. "We are women, we are workers!" The women complained about recruitment agencies that illegally overcharge women migrants.

Another group of women went after the sexism in the mass media. An example of what they were talking about concerned the outrageous sexist attacks and sexual harassment against well-known youth activist Christina Chan Hau-man by various gossip sheets and others.

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South Korean government arrests 450 workers as general strike seems imminent

May 17 2009 Libcom.org

Police apprehended more than 450 labor activists Saturday after a violent protest in Daejeon which left about 150 injured. Labour unrest is set to escalate this month as truck drivers plan to strike and a major labour umbrella group pledged to join.

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58,000 mass incidents in China in first quarter as unrest grows to largest ever recorded

Libcom.org May 6 2009

There were 58,000 “mass incidents”, the Chinese state's euphemism for strikes, street protests, roadblocks and other forms of mass protests, in China in the first three months of this year.

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