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Hong Kong: Thousands again hit the streets for democracy

Hong Kong: Thousands again hit the streets for democracy

Right-wing pan democrats floating new “compromise” proposals Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI) in Hong Kong The demonstration on Sunday 1 February from Hong Kong’s Victoria Park was the first mass mobilisation since the epic Umbrella Revolution. The crowd, estimated by organisers at 13,000, marched under a sea of yellow umbrellas – […]

Britain endorses Hong Kong’s fake election plan

Britain endorses Hong Kong’s fake election plan

Former colonial power kowtows to Beijing’s economic muscle Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info After last autumn’s ‘youthquake’ in the shape of the Umbrella Revolution there are few people on the planet who do not know that Hong Kong’s so-called ‘democracy’ is a fiction. It is noticeable that Hong Kong’s former colonial rulers, […]

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

Vital lessons of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

Mass struggle needs genuine internal democracy and a fighting working class programme to defeat the CCP dictatorship chinaworker.info The epic ‘Umbrella Revolution’ has raged for seven weeks, now holding out for longer even than the historic Tiananmen Square mass movement that was crushed in 1989. The current Hong Kong protests […]

Scotland: The independence referendum and the struggle against capitalism

Scotland: The independence referendum and the struggle against capitalism

Lessons for the workers’ movement internationally The independence referendum in Scotland on September 18 became a mass electoral revolt against the austerity policies of British capitalism and the right-wing Cameron government. The Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) and its Scottish section supported a Yes vote for independence from the […]

Inside Hong Kong’s ‘umbrella revolution’

Inside Hong Kong’s ‘umbrella revolution’

The democracy movement in Hong Kong has shaken the Beijing regime and Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong) has played an active role in this movement. The socialist weekly newspaper Offensiv in Sweden talked to Dikang of Socialist Action about these events. What are the key lessons from the ongoing Umbrella Revolution? That […]