Social protest

17.11.2014 Pressenza Budapest

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Anti-corruption protests took place in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, tonight following Prime Minister, Viktor Orban’s refusal to dismiss the head of the tax authority, Ildiko Vida, who has been accused of having ties to corruption by the US government’s refusal to grant her a visa. There appears to be a … »

28.10.2014 Tony Henderson

Remember, it’s a pro-Hong Kong Movement

Remember, it’s a pro-Hong Kong Movement

A staunch supporter of western democracy, Apple Daily, today, 28 October, 2014, heralded the disturbing news that, according to its way of seeing China affairs, the future of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme is ‘in peril’, not looking promising, as Beijing has considered the Occupy movement as “a contradiction … »

14.10.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Hong Kong Protests – the light and the dark

Hong Kong Protests – the light and the dark

One of Hong Kong’s Occupy movement’s leading lights is Joshua Wong Chi-fung who had his 18th birthday, yesterday – October 13, 2014 – which also marked the 16th day of the protest. Vonnie Boston* took him a couple well-wishing gifts and reports: “…he leapt as lightly as a cat … »

07.10.2014 Human Wrongs Watch

Hong Kong and Beyond

Hong Kong and Beyond

  Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Galtung*, 6 Oct 2014, TRANSCEND Media Service — Beijing should listen to its own excellent mantra: “One Country, Two Systems”. A part of that other system is democracy. England never practiced that during 150 years of conquest and colonialism–also fearing Hong Kong might vote themselves … »

04.10.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

The Umbrella Movement and Democracy in Hong Kong

The Umbrella Movement and Democracy in Hong Kong

During this past week, Central was occupied by thousands of demonstrators, as was Admiralty, Wanchai, Causeway Bay, and other parts of Hong Kong. The key question being asked is: What needs to be done to end the demonstrations? By Jack Clancey, Asian Human Rights Commission* One of the two … »

03.10.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

HONG KONG: witnessing a ‘new form of protest’

HONG KONG:  witnessing a ‘new form of protest’

As protests in Hong Kong continue, there are growing fears of a crackdown. But the use of force would not work as it would ruin people’s trust in good governance, human rights lawyer Basil Fernando tells DW.  Despite fear of an escalation, pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong remained … »

27.09.2014 Tony Henderson

Hong Kong students make the grade

Hong Kong students make the grade

Following the student led protests against the Hong Kong government’s handling of the electoral reforms imposed by China’s Beijing rulings, and especially as the police used pepper sprays and the like to quell the dissent, the foreign press is picking up the story. PressTV gave a pretty much straightforward depiction of … »

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