Scaling the Firewall, 1: #LiftTheBucket

Scaling the Firewall, 1: #LiftTheBucket

First intake in a series from our friend G. —Chuang The following is the first of a new series of investigations into Chinese social media, compiling information on trends in social phenomena that I believe can provide additional context for readers outside the...
Worker organising under the pandemic: reflections from China

Worker organising under the pandemic: reflections from China

Below is our translation of an anonymous Chinese article from the mainland left blog Worker Study Room (工人自习室), originally published in May 2020. It is the only attempt we’re aware of to provide a systematic overview of workers’ lives and job conditions, labour...
Measuring the Profitability of Chinese Industry: Data Brief

Measuring the Profitability of Chinese Industry: Data Brief

Introduction The specter of looming depression now sits on our immediate horizon.[i] But, in speaking about the secular crisis of capitalism and the position of China within this global crisis, it is essential to cut to the core of the question. On the one hand, this...
Welcome to the Frontlines: Beyond Violence and Nonviolence

Welcome to the Frontlines: Beyond Violence and Nonviolence

This piece is also available as a high-quality pdf for reading or printing. Over the past two weeks, the US has seen some of the largest, most militant protests and riots in decades. The now nationwide movement began in Minneapolis following the police murder of...
身体分裂的神灵:致香港的一封信

身体分裂的神灵:致香港的一封信

中文翻译: 怀火、四号同志1 英文原文:Divided God,《闯》博客, 2020年1月3日 2011年阿拉伯之春以后,世界就在政治潜能的景观的剧烈构造运动中被撕裂开了。经历了十年的危机,每一个关于全球经济的讨论曾经缀满了的确定性,都在事后变成了可笑的想法。回顾历史,我们可能认为“历史的重生”开端于阿尔及利亚或者埃及,可是现在,连富裕国家的历史也开始摇摆松动起来,而在这之上是星罗棋布,用几十年精心算计建起的闪亮城市。曾经被认作稳定基础的地方,只需要央行和智库运用技术官僚的管理能力定期关照,现在已经表明自己的基础在断层线之上。...