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Holding on to working-class politics

Holding on to working class politics

Working-class struggle is hard, with many activists not only facing isolation and victimization from management at their workplaces but also running the risk of being beaten, jailed or killed by a whole range of state or quasi state actors.

The workers movement has many examples of activists who over time lose their radical politics and accommodate themselves to the confines and rules of the capitalist system.

This week APC takes the example of the Malaysian politician Tian Chua, featured in the previous week's program, to discuss the pressures and reasons of why activists give up on working class struggle.

Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia

Image:  Demonstration - Creative Commons

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