East Asia

South Korean government arrests 450 workers as general strike seems imminent

  • Posted on: 19 May 2009
  • By: pirate

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.


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

  • Posted on: 7 May 2009
  • By: pirate

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.