How I got 100 people to back the Uyghurs

Sade Sawyers, who organised a protest for the Uyghurs at the Chinese embassy in London on 11 September, spoke to Sacha Ismail from Solidarity. I watch a lot of political videos on YouTube, and about a month ago I came across one about the Uyghurs. Before that I hadn't actually heard about the issue, even though … Continue reading How I got 100 people to back the Uyghurs

China and Myanmar face Uighurs and Rohingya that are fighting back after years of oppression

A sign of hope for accountability emerged this month after two Myanmar soldiers finally admitted their crimes. A perimeter fence is constructed around what is officially known as a vocational skills education center in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, on Sept. 4, 2018.Thomas Peter / Reuters fileSept. 17, 2020 By Rayhan Asat, president of the American … Continue reading China and Myanmar face Uighurs and Rohingya that are fighting back after years of oppression

Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) on “Concentration Camps For Uyghurs”

The site of a suspected internment camp in Shufu County, Xinjiang, as seen in satellite imagery in May 2017SHAWN ZHANG / GOOGLE EARTH  Stalinists and apologists for the Chinese ruling class (notably the despicable Carlos Martinez in the Morning Star) have been trying to shrug off the persecution (verging upon genocide) of the Uyghurs on … Continue reading Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) on “Concentration Camps For Uyghurs”

Who’s lying about the Uyghurs? Socialist Action denies repression in China

Above: from the Socialist Action website The Socialist Action group has republished an article by Max Blumenthal, a US “left-wing” conspiracy theorist and apologist for Stalinism, seeking to undermine the idea the Chinese state is committing human rights abuses against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang/East Turkestan. They praise Blumenthal and his article in an introductory article which … Continue reading Who’s lying about the Uyghurs? Socialist Action denies repression in China

Morning Star denies Uighur genocide – spouts Beijing’s propaganda

Above: what the Morning Star won't show you This is a new, despicable, low even for the Morning Star. They - and their CPB controllers - must never be allowed to forget this, so although the piece is presently available on the Stalinist rag's website, we're reproducing it in full, here at Shiraz. Perhaps the … Continue reading Morning Star denies Uighur genocide – spouts Beijing’s propaganda

Stand with Hong Kong!

By Pete Radcliff Since mid-July, Hong Kong has been in a stand-off. The Chinese regime’s National Security Law (NSL) is now in force in Hong Kong. Its powers far exceed the Extradition Bill that was thrown out last autumn after street protests. Yet radicals in the democratic camp won the unofficial primaries in which over … Continue reading Stand with Hong Kong!

China, Trump and Huawi: my enemy’s enemy is not always my friend

Yesterday's Morning Star was outraged by the government's Huawei U-turn (which it described as "made in Washington") and trumpeted the achievements of the Chinese ruling class: "China leads the world in green technology, from solar power to electric vehicles. It is rolling out the world's most extensive and advanced high-speed rail network, with trains reaching … Continue reading China, Trump and Huawi: my enemy’s enemy is not always my friend

Hong Kong under the gun

The slogans of the long-running democracy movement in Hong Kong (above) are now declared to be crimes punishable by ten years or more in jail By Chen Ying The Chinese National People’s Congress passed the Hong Kong National Security Act on 30 June. It was then gazetted and enacted as Annex 3 of the HKSAR … Continue reading Hong Kong under the gun

Hong Kong: The Empire Strikes Back

By Chen Ying A music teacher in Hong Kong has been sacked by her school, because she allowed one of her students to perform the song "Glory to Hong Kong" as part of an assessment task at school. Lau Ka-tung, a social worker, was accused of hindering officers from proceeding by standing in front of … Continue reading Hong Kong: The Empire Strikes Back

AWL on Momentum Renewal and Islamophobia

Above: the Chinese state's brutal treatment of Uyghur Muslims This article also appears on the Workers Liberty website: By Mohan Sen For all its rhetoric about working-class politics, the conservative-left and Stalinist faction in Momentum’s national coordinating group election, Momentum Renewal, has had little to say about the huge crises confronting the working class in … Continue reading AWL on Momentum Renewal and Islamophobia