China: New Perspectives After the Great Strikes of 2010
  • China, which has become a major actor in liberal globalisation, is at a real turning point in its development. The restructuring of its economy has profoundly transformed the nature of labour relations of the Maoist period. Since the 1980s and 1990s social conflicts have been growing. The 2010...
    “The People Demand Social Justice!” - A Huge Social Protest in Israel
  • Less than a year ago, the whole Arab Region, from Tunisia in the West to Yemen in the South East, was the arena of a gigantic and extraordinary popular uprising for freedom and democracy. The decades-old dictatorships of Hosni Mubarak and Zine el Abidine Ben Ali were overturned in a few weeks, and...
    The Post-Election Uprisings in Iran and the State’s Loss of Legitimacy
  • It was a restless summer for Iran this year. The controversial results of the June 21 presidential elections engendered such anger that it became impossible for the streets to keep their years-long silence. With the harsh and bloody crackdown following the protests, the streets seem recently to have...