Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Billy Anania: “The Viral Artwork Emerging From Hong Kong’s Protests”

“In Hong Kong, the ongoing protest movement immortalizes its political action in real time through art. … Art and politics are uniquely linked in the city, reinforcing the youth-driven struggle against human rights abuses.”

Noah Shusterman: “Scenes from Hong Kong: Revolution of Our Time, Histories in Real Time”

“The Hong Kong protesters are on the front lines of the global fight against authoritarianism.”

J. Daniel Elam: Hong Kong: “When We Burn You Will Burn With Us”

‘Like Hong Kong itself, the current protests are a harbinger for the rest of the world. Old revolutions promised egalitarianism on the basis of a shared world to win. A revolution for our times promises very little, except perhaps an egalitarianism based on a shared world in which there is nothing left to lose. “When we burn you will burn with us,” graffiti at the University of Hong Kong says. Is that a threat or a resignation? It’s both: for the future, there is nothing left at all.’

“Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Trapped at Polytechnic University “

“The police offered protesters one way out of a besieged university campus, raining tear gas and rubber bullets on those who attempted to flee.”

“Mass mobilisation shakes Hong Kong”

Colin Sparks reports from Hong Kong, where strikes and protests are shaking the government.”

“Revolt in Hong Kong”

“How do you top a march of a million people? Organise a march of two million, followed by a stay-away/strike. And what then?”