Owen Hsieh is an independent Marxist living between Western Australia and Taiwan. An avid bibliophile and book collector with a special interest in Eastern European literature and history, currently focused on the Russian Revolution and Stalinism.
This review was first published on Red Ant: anti-imperialism, revolutionary struggle and social change 200 Meters (2020)96 MinutesReview by Owen Hsieh Mustafa is a casual construction labourer with a bad back, he lives in the West Bank. In the main he lives apart from his wife Salwa and their children, separated by a wall. Due to […]
By Owen Hsieh – 27/4/21 Of the novels of the Dickens, Thackeray, Bronte and Gaskell, Marx once remarked: “The present splendid brotherhood of fiction-writers in England, whose graphic and eloquent pages have issued to the world more political and social truths than have been uttered by all the professional politicians, publicists and moralists put together.” […]
http://www.ClassConscious.org proposes the formation of a wide socialist study/ discussion group to learn from the experience of the 1917 Russian Revolution. To begin; we propose a read through and discussion of Ten Days that shook the world by John Reed, followed by a screening of Tsar to Lenin, and on to other materials. “During the […]
By Owen Hsieh – 30/11/2019 ” ..it belongs to everybody, the responsibility to take care of other people that are in dire straits, but I believe that it comes natural, for a lot of cooks to want to take care of people because that’s what we do every day, you feed people.” Visiting chef Rene […]
Owen Hsieh 10-6-19 Born In Syria Director: Hernán Zin 2016 86 minutes Born in Syria is a 2016 documentary from Hernán Zin, documenting the lives of the youth of Syria who have been forced to flee their country and seek asylum in the face of the terrible the civil war. Zin is an established documentary […]
“The sad case of Khaled Sharrouf’s children, trapped in a refugee camp in Syria in great duress, with no substantial diplomatic and consular assistance is only the latest, yet especially repugnant, episode on the part of the government of the day.”
The following article is a translation of a report that appeared in the Taiwanese newspaper Liberty Times. The original article can be viewed here. A second article published in another English language newspaper, Taiwan News, can be viewed here. 聲援維基解密創辦人 人權工作者赴AIT抗議美國迫害 Supporting the founders of WikiLeaks Human rights workers go to AIT to protest against […]
In another blow to a free and open discussion, sharing of articles or the discussion of the WSWS has now been banned from the r/theTrotskyists and r/Trotskyism subreddits.
by Owen Hsieh, January 23rd 2019 Published by Routledge Press , Shooting the Messenger: Criminalizing Journalism is a valuable contribution to understanding the decline of the media landscape in both the corporate and state press. Featuring a number of case studies, from the media coverage of the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions based on the weapons of […]