The new working class created by China’s transformation has been learning how to organize and demand a better deal with help from labor NGOs and left-wing activists. But a crackdown on oppositional activity under Xi Jinping has made their job a lot harder.
Ralf Ruckus cofounded the collective gongchao.org that investigates and documents social unrest and movements in China with a focus on the struggles of workers, migrants, and women. He is the author of The Left in China: A Political Cartography (2023).
Through creative actions and cross-border solidarity, Polish workers are undermining Amazon’s anti-union playbook.