Hong Kong protests defy Beijing’s drive to tighten grip

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020
In largest protest in Hong Kong this year, thousands rallied July 1 to commemorate 23rd anniversary of end of British colonial rule and reknitting of ties to China. Defying police attacks, they marched to press demands for political rights in opposition to new “security” law imposed by Beijing.

Defying a ban by Hong Kong authorities thousands joined the biggest demonstration in the city in many months, on the July 1 anniversary of the end of British colonial rule and the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.  They…

Hong Kong workers mark Tiananmen Square massacre

Vol. 84/No. 24 - June 22, 2020
Hong Kong workers mark Tiananmen Square massacre

Thousands poured into Victoria Park in Hong Kong June 4 in an annual event to honor those who gave their lives fighting for political rights in 1989 in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. They cast aside metal barriers set up by the…

Protesters in Hong Kong say, ‘Beijing hands off!’

Vol. 84/No. 23 - June 15, 2020
Demanding political rights, autonomy protesters block Pedder Street in Hong Kong May 27.

Undeterred by police assaults and threats from bosses, workers and other fighters for political rights have continued to mount protests against the Chinese rulers’ deepening grip over their lives in the supposedly semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong. Thousands took to…

Thousands defy ban, protest Beijing rule over Hong Kong

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Demonstrations rock Hong Kong May 24 against Beijing’s moves to impose unilateral “national security” restrictions to curb protests, free speech, tighten its control over the region.

Thousands took to the streets May 24 to protest against the Chinese rulers’ decision to impose a repressive “national security” law over political activity in the territory. Beijing hopes to take advantage of the crackdown on protests by Hong Kong…

Hong Kong protest movement revives with May 1 rallies

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

Hundreds of workers and youth have moved to reorganize mass protests that have shaken Hong Kong for months, demanding greater freedom, action against the cops who have attacked demonstrations, and a break from the iron grip of the Chinese rulers.…

Mass protest advances Hong Kong political rights fight

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong hold up five fingers as a sign of continued support for their five demands Dec. 8 in the largest action for greater political rights in months. Others carried large banners such as “Free Hong Kong.” The…

Hong Kong workers back students against police attacks

Vol. 83/No. 44 - December 2, 2019

While international media attention has focused on clashes between students and riot police, thousands of office and other workers flooded the streets in downtown Hong Kong in daily lunchtime actions. These demonstrations in support of the protest movement, like the…

Hong Kong protests back Catalan independence fight

Vol. 83/No. 41 - November 11, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong hold Catalan flags showing solidarity with Catalonia’s independence movement in Spain during the 20th week of marches for political rights Oct. 20. The action was on the Chinese mainland, in Kowloon, which is part of the…

Hong Kong ban on masks can’t stop struggle for political rights

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

As mass protests for political rights and against Beijing’s interference continued, the Hong Kong government announced Oct. 4 it was implementing a highly controversial ban on people wearing face masks at public assemblies. The Chinese government applauded the repressive measure,…

Hong Kong protests continue to demand rights

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Hong Kong protests continue to demand rights

Fourteen weeks of protests in Hong Kong, some drawing a million people or more, forced Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, to withdraw her hated bill Sept. 4 that would have legalized extradition to the Chinese mainland. The bill would…