Class Struggle Heats Up in China. 1.8 Million Workers Soon to be Sacked

With the world demand for Chinese exports declining, Chinese authorities  are planning to lay off almost two million workers in the coal and steel industries. This is not likely to be taken passively by the Chinese working class whose strike actions have doubled in 2015 to a total of 2,774 strikes last year. As the Chinese workers start to expect more, this will probably include a demand for higher wages. If they get those wages, goods coming to the US will no longer be dirt cheap.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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