1989 Tiananmen Square protests: BBC recordings

Please listen to this – it is worth it, There has been a lot of nonsense spoken about how China has changed since this massacre of the heroic Tiananmen protestors of 1989 – it hasn’t. There is a lot of nonsense about what they were fighting for – they weren’t fighting for capitalism – they have that. They were fighting for democracy – and there is little or no democracy in China. There are people still fighting for trade union rights, for housing rights, against huge inequality. They face huge repression. we have to find a way to support them.

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This is a copy of original tape recordings made by the late comrade Rob Dawber from BBC Radio Four, as China’s revolutionary events of 1989 that centred on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square unfolded: 

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