Since July 5, the Western corporate media has showcased the "Urumqui riots" and fashioned wealthy businesswoman Rebiyah Kadheer as the champion of the Uyghur. The violence pitting Hans against Uyghurs has been presented with little historical context that might explain the underlying tensions and their origins.
In an article in the ISO’s newspaper, Socialist Worker, dated June 4, 2009, and titled "Twenty Years after Tiananmen Square," Dennis Kosuth treats the epic Chinese Revolution with extreme hostility and polemicizes against what he calls the PSL’s "twisted thinking"on China.
U.S. imperialism has begun another effort to overthrow the government of the People’s Republic of China. As it did during the decades-long struggle to overthrow the governments of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, the main instruments in the imperialist media apparatus are seeking to discredit or delegitimize the government of China while elevating minuscule counterrevolutionary groups assembled under the banner of “human rights” and “democracy.
The following is a statement from the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Many U.S. progressives and liberals are supporting the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan opposition to the People’s Republic of China.
1839-42: First Opium War. British imported tea from China, and in return exported opium from India into China. In 1839, the Chinese government destroys 20,000 chests of British opium and prohibits its use.
The following document is the result of almost two years of deliberation and discussion by members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. It...
For almost two years, members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation undertook an internal educational campaign, discussion and review of the current government...
Veteran Chinese communist Zhang Chunqiao died of throat cancer on April 21, 2005, at the age of 88. The official New China News Agency announced his death on May 10. Despite Zhang’s distinguished career as a communist theoretician and organizer, his death was given no official fanfare in China.