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Nonviolent discipline — the protesters were not peaceful?

See a more recent post “the fallacy that nonviolence has not worked?” See also police state and escalation. If there ever is a self-organized movement that can maintain absolutely nonviolent discipline in the face of police and thug violence, this is … Continue reading

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Fishball Violent Protest and the Call for Independence –Why Not “Forceful Nonviolence”?

[Updated on May 6, 2016 ] See also “We are all localists“ [for an abridged version, see Voice of Hong Kong ] Protestors threw bricks and glass bottles etc during clashes with the police on Feb. 8-9 (the first and … Continue reading

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After occupy: Division by ideology and over tactics; polarization

[Updated on April 20, 2016] During the umbrella movement, “1.2 million people took part in Occupy protests, poll shows.” See also a cross-class movement. HK democrats/protestors are united over the goal of “genuine universal suffrage” but divided over strategies and tactics. While … Continue reading

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The fallacy that nonviolence has not worked–“we thought if we could keep the revolution peaceful, it might lead to some changes”

Original post: Can HK protestors continue to maintain nonviolent discipline? People who doubt the effectiveness of nonviolence are clearly unaware of failed violent movements around the world. Plenty of people study movement tactics and HK protestors should learn from such lessons. Not just “rowdies” … Continue reading

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Hong Kong risks descending into a police state–and the “Shopping Revolution”

[Updated on Mar 2, 2016] See arrest by appointment. See police action after the Fishball protests. [June 7, 2016] Approval ratings of the police continue to decline 港大民研:警隊評分創四年新低 [May 31, 2016] See how decadent police and pro-establishment camp have become … Continue reading

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Unity and leadership are critical to success–why it is wrong to advocate “there are no organizers but only ordinary people, no orders but only commonsense”

[Updated on Mar. 20, 2015] See also “almost a revolution” ——- I am increasingly troubled by the challenges of what Patten calls “rowdies” to the movement’s mainstream. All over the world, unity is what makes or breaks a movement. Occupiers … Continue reading

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Escalation by protestors can also backfire

See also https://victoriatbhui.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/unity-is-the-key-to-success-vs-failure/ I have been talking about government action, police violence, and thug violence backfiring on HK people. Protestors who advocate escalation should know that their action can equally backfire on HK people, alienating supporters of the Umbrella Movement … Continue reading

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What’s next — Umbrella Movement into the second month

Patten’s advice: Do not even break glass doors or windows; remember how you have won the world with your nonviolent discipline. Think about how to pursue the struggle through other means. Watch his testimony. Are occupy movements sustainable when we … Continue reading

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A Eurasian Movement — Why is the Tiananmen analogy wrong? And interacting dynamics with Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement

[updated on Jan. 20, 2016] Why is it that international observers cannot resist the temptation to liken the Umbrella Movement to Tiananmen? Even commentaries that suggest that Tiananmen is the wrong analogy still use the idea in the headlines. If … Continue reading

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Foreign/external forces at work in Hong Kong

[Updated on May 5, 2016] [May 6, 2016] Declassified documents shows that the UK and US understood in 1984 that the lack of specificity in the s/election of the Chief Executive formed the biggest loophole of the Sino-British Joint Declaration 九七密檔揭特首選舉漏洞 英美唔理2047靠自己 [Oct. … Continue reading

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This blog aims to explain the Umbrella Movement. Victoria Hui examines the movement based on theories of the state and contentious politics. Michael Davis analyzes the movement from the perspective of constitutional law and human rights. Blog posts are organized by … Continue reading

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Interviews and Daily observations (Oct. 5 – Sep. 30)

Arise America: Hong Kong Protest Leaders Call for Retreat Ian Masters/NPR http://ianmasters.com/content/september-29-protests-grow-hong-kong-china-cracks-down-social-media-shadow-tiananmen-hangs-o Nikkei Victoria Hui, a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame in the U.S., suggested the protests partly stem from young people’s anger at decreasing social mobility … Continue reading

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