[Marxism] Hong Kong: Workers strike for democracy

John Passant en.passant at bigpond.com
Mon Sep 29 14:25:16 MDT 2014

This is a note from LabourStart about the situation in Hong Kong. This 
strike call pits workers, the one social force that can win this battle, 
against the dictatorship, and raises the possibility of drawing in 
workers in China itself and going beyond bourgeois democracy to genuine 
democracy. The note says: On September 28, the Hong Kong Confederation 
of Trade Unions declared "we cannot let the students fight alone", and 
called for workers to strike in support of 4 demands: the immediate 
release of all the arrested, an end to the suppression of peaceful 
assembly, replacing the "fake universal suffrage" formula with the 
genuine political reform workers have been demanding, and the 
resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying.


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