Hong Kong: 120,000 march against corporate media monopoly

Hong Kong: 120,000 march against corporate media monopoly

Monster demo over TV licenses organised at five day’s notice Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI) in Hong Kong A huge crowd turned out in Hong Kong on Sunday to vent their anger over the government’s decision to favour two big business groups with so-called free­-to-­air TV licenses. Organisers put the protest […]

Hong Kong: 430,000 people march on 1 July

Hong Kong: 430,000 people march on 1 July

‘Down with CY Leung’ – but what are the next steps in democracy struggle? Socialist Action reporters This year is the 16th anniversary of Hong Kong passing from British colonial rule to CCP (Chinese Communist Party) rule. Since 2003 when 500,000 people marched on 1 July, this day has become […]

Hong Kong: 1,000 demonstrators defend whistleblower Snowden

Hong Kong: 1,000 demonstrators defend whistleblower Snowden

Revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have exposed US hypocrisy over cyber-spying Text of Socialist Action (CWI) leaflet distributed at Hong Kong demonstration As many as 1,000 protesters turned out on 15 June for a demonstration in support of Edward Snowden who fled to Hong Kong last month after […]

Hong Kong: Tiananmen vigil sends a warning to China’s new leaders

Hong Kong: Tiananmen vigil sends a warning to China’s new leaders

The 24th anniversary of Beijing’s crackdown draws 150,000 protestors Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI) in Hong Kong Once again on June 4, the anniversary of the brutal military crackdown in Beijing in 1989, tens of thousands of protesters massed in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park to protest against China’s one-party dictatorship. This […]

Remembering June 4: Vital lessons for today’s democracy struggle

Remembering June 4: Vital lessons for today’s democracy struggle

Hong Kong’s ‘Occupy Central’ leaders embellish the role of the middle class and ‘legality’ – ignoring key lessons from 1989 Dikang, Socialist Action This article from the current issue of Socialist magazine, produced by the Chinese section of the CWI, takes up some lessons from the epic 1989 mass movement […]