Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What would Mao say now?

Laborers tired of shit and not taking it no mo'. Pissed-off factory workers at Honda Motor's Foshan Fengfu Autoparts Co. (Guangdong) are getting serious. (See AP photo at right.)

I tend to think this is less of a commie-turned-capitalist-having-issues situation and more of a simple class warfare struggle. Could happen anywhere. People just don't want to be left behind with crumbs, busting their ass 10, 12, 14 hours a day without reasonable compensation. Just human nature.

Reuters reports the situation in China is spreading near and far. This isn't new. Labor unrest in this new world of Chinese capitalism was intense two years ago.

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