Hong Kong’s Pro Democracy Movement Allied with Right Wing Against BLM

by Ajit Singh, published on The Grayzone, June 9, 2020 A leading Hong Kong “pro-democracy” figure, Jimmy Lai, has denounced nationwide protests in the United States against police brutality and systemic racism, which were sparked by the police killing of an African-American man, George Floyd. Lai’s views reflect a significant segment of the city’s protest movement, who affirm the exceptionalist[…]

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Human Rights Hypocrisy: Critical Analysis of Hong Kong Protests

by Erica Caines, published on Black Agenda Report, December 18, 2019 Why do corporate media love Hong Kong dissidents while neglecting protests in Haiti, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Bolivia? “Hong Kong protestors engage in activities that in the U.S. would get them killed by the police or long prison sentences.” Before adjourning for the Thanksgiving holiday, the US Senate[…]

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US-China Trade War Aggravated by Uyghur and Hong Kong Support

by Stephen Sahiounie, published on Mideast Discourse, December 5, 2019 The Uyghur people are an ethnic group of Muslims in western China and they speak the ancient Turkic language, which is the root of the modern Turkish language. Their province is Xinjiang, and their capital city is Urumqi. China is a huge country, and to keep peace and harmony all[…]

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Dialectics of Change in Hong Kong: The contradiction of two antagonistic systems

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, September 10, 2019 What is the biggest problem that months of increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong have exposed? Many people, especially younger people, are trying to understand the turmoil in Hong Kong. A Sept. 4 Workers World article traced some roots of the current uprising to reactionary connections with imperialist agencies and[…]

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Google Steps Up for Hong Kong Protesters

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, September 4, 2019 Google stripped away the illusion that the continuing protests in Hong Kong are about democracy when on Aug. 20 the internet monopoly suspended 936 Twitter accounts and disabled 210 YouTube channels, charging them with seeking to “discredit Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city.” (theguardian.com, Aug. 23) Twitter[…]

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We Are Not Fooled By The Hong Kong Protests

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance, August 24, 2019 Update: Protests continued in Hong Kong this weekend. The protesters returned to the use of violence and the police responded. The South China Morning Post reported: “In a now familiar pattern, the protesters threw bricks, petrol bombs, corrosive liquid and other projectiles at the police, who responded with tear[…]

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